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The Toriphiles are all abuzz this morning!

Tori Amos stunned many fans in Chicago last night with her performance of Me And A Gun, the seminal song off her debut album that talks about rape.

Dressed as her "Pip" character, Tori did the usually acapella song with her full band AND at the end of the song she brought out some props - a gun and a knife.

Heavy!

On a lighter note, Tori debuted Raspberry Swirl for the first time this tour. It's the first time she's played that song in YEARS.

Yay!

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61 comments to “Taking It To A Whole New Level”

  1. MISS says – reply to this


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    yay for her

  2. Leanderthal says – reply to this


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    god, wash your hair.

  3. kiki says – reply to this


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    fascinating

  4. jubs says – reply to this


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    First She smells.

  5. Karyn says – reply to this


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    Were ya been Perez,,ive been waiting all day for some more gossip lol
    Love ya millions xoxoox

  6. marc says – reply to this


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    i'm so glad you posted this. i was at both shows (the debut of "swirl" and last night's)…last night was super intense. the props added so much more intesity to the already haunting song. it was extremely moving, scary, crazy all wrapped up into one. she rubbed the knife all over her body and then pulled out the gun and put it to her head. then at the end she aimed the gun out in the audience. it was performance art at its best. and before anyone says anything stupid, the song is about her own experience with sexual assault. the guy actually held a knife to her, but in the song it's a gun. the real point of the song is her singing about the things that go through your head when you are put in a situation like that…the things you haven't done, the things you want to do, etc. YAY!

  7. Ouais! says – reply to this


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    FIRST!!!

  8. Kat says – reply to this


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    who cares….first?

  9. Jesus should be first says – reply to this


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    I'm jesus. And I'm non existent. Please pray to me and give me money. But when you sing god songs, do you know you look like a fucking idiot when you put your hand up? There's no reason for that. Anyway, I am jesus.

  10. louanne says – reply to this


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    i love you tori. who else can make a career out of being raped?

  11. Josh says – reply to this


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    you gotta love tori

  12. Janine says – reply to this


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    I LOVE Tori!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Destinee says – reply to this


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    Hmm.

  14. yo says – reply to this


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    first!!

  15. ☼☼krazihottkelli☻bitchygrl☼☼ says – reply to this


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    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    zhe iz zo much better then Mommiedearezt bitch
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  16. witchiepoo says – reply to this


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    "seminal"? is that the best word to use here?

  17. Rin says – reply to this


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    OMG I wish I would have been there. Not for the controversy, but for "Raspberry Swirl" … I LOVE that song.

  18. Stephanie says – reply to this


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    Tori is unbelievable!! Saw her in Detroit last weekend and her show was amazing. She is truly a musician and an artist.

  19. master patrick says – reply to this


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    hmmmmmmmm*

  20. sarahbel says – reply to this


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    I am so sorry I missed this! I LOVE Tori - thanks for posting this, Perez! I was at the Detroit show, but no Pip or SWIRL - just Santa, which was still a treat. And for all of you who are bashing Tori over making a "career of being raped" I can only hope none of you have to experience that in your lives. Tori is so much more than that and you obviously don't "get it" or have any desire too!

  21. master patrick says – reply to this


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    yo*

  22. eaunanisme says – reply to this


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    if you want inside of her …boy you better make her rawsberry swirl !

    :) LOVE YOU TORI !

  23. Stephanie says – reply to this


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    Tori is unbelievable!! Saw her in Detroit last weekend and her show was amazing. She is truly a musician and an artist. Thanks Tori!!

  24. jack says – reply to this


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    Re: louanne – wow, you're a fucking moron and incredibly insensitive. her career isn't at all based on the fact that she was raped. you obviously don't know her music.

    ps. i hope you get raped

  25. ToriFun says – reply to this


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    I love Tori!

  26. Tori says – reply to this


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    I was there and that bitch is crazy. love it.

  27. Shersher says – reply to this


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    Goddess!!!!

  28. Leanderthal says – reply to this


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    i have another comment

    this lady sucks

    kill yourself

  29. jilly says – reply to this


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    She's fucking crazy and fucking beautiful - I was at the NYC show, and there was no pip- only Santa. To be able to face such a horrible part of your past is brave and should be commended.

  30. Tammi says – reply to this


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    I went to the show on Saturday in Milwaukee and she was fierce!!!! Amazing and totally captivating. She is a true preformer!! Love her, love her!! That song is so touching to so many women that have gone through the same experience!! That's what makes her a genious!!!

  31. jennnn says – reply to this


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    I am going to be catching the Austin show. As if I wasn't thrilled already, now I will be on the look out for props and swirl =)

  32. dansergrrl says – reply to this


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    *sigh* i love tori so so very much. Cant' wait for the LA shows. Can. Not. Wait.

  33. sarahbears says – reply to this


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    perez you really do like all the right people. your taste is amazing.

  34. Indy Mom says – reply to this


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    First of all,

    Tori Amos is amazing. So crazy talented, so beautiful.

    I saw her in Indy on Friday.

    She had a couple of great moments.

    Otherwise, like the review said on Saturday. Tori….there was too much new stuff in the show, and the only only truly great parts of the performance were your old stuff.

    You really need to make one of your people sit out in the audience and watch your show and give you honest feedback.

    You were putting us to sleep, and you're one of the world's greatest artists.

    The guy who opened for you….AMAZING!!!!

  35. Bobby says – reply to this


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    Tori Amos is one of the most overrated performers of recent time. Sadly, maudlin antics and affected pouts do not improve one's talent.

  36. Trey says – reply to this


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    That's pretty cool, *especially* Raspberry Swirl. I love that song.

  37. Kyle BigTeet says – reply to this


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    I am so proud of Tori, only a true genius can turn an involuntary fukcing into entertainment, BRAVO!

  38. i don't like mondays says – reply to this


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    i consider myself a toriphile but this last album really didin't get to me at all. sorry but i just don't feel it, i don't get it. i prefer her with a piano…not electric guitars and shit. and this video was just kind of creepy. but i guess it's also the timing…news today in scandinavia (i live in stockholm and i'm part finnish) have been domnated by a high school massacre that occured in finland today so i guess guns are not my favourite props today. 7 or 8 people were killed, it's very sad so my heart goes out to all of the pupils in that school. may their souls rest in peace.

  39. Darnell says – reply to this


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    "Tori Amos is one of the most overrated performers of recent time. Sadly, maudlin antics and affected pouts do not improve one’s talent."

    Have you ever seen her playing two different pianos at the same time while singing? She's great and a hell of a lot more talented than most rock stars.

  40. FUCKU says – reply to this


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    I HATE PEOPLE WHO LIKE TORI

  41. URALLWHINEYBITCHES says – reply to this


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    PEOPLE WHO LIKE HER ARE A BUNCH OF PRETENTIOUS ASSHOLES:
    *************************************************…..JUST LIKE THAT SMELLY MENTAL PATIENT

  42. Never Ever says – reply to this


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    We NEED a video of Rasberry Swirl?! Does it exsist????

    and POO for Tori never coming to Hawaii!! We need Tori love too =(

  43. Du1 says – reply to this


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    Thats not true; rasberry twirl was also ploayed in Ljubljana this july….

  44. jen says – reply to this


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    "ps. i hope you get raped"

    I hope you're not a Tori fan ’cause that's a terrible thing to say and she'd be horrified to hear it.

  45. Karlee says – reply to this


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    PEREZ IT IS A LOVE HATE RELATIONSHIP I GUESS WITH YOU! but if you keep mentioning Tori Amos, Im gonna have to love you forever. Please post more things about her for the love of christ.

  46. Damien says – reply to this


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    Re: Du1

    Umm no she didn't.

  47. Heather says – reply to this


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    It was an incredible concert. I am so glad I was there last night.

  48. KLINE says – reply to this


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    TORI I LOVE YOU! ROCKED DC LAST WEEK- AND I'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK IN CHARLOTTE NC!

  49. random says – reply to this


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    so she nearly gets raped once like 20 years ago and makes like 10 albums on it?

  50. Fuck Guns says – reply to this


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    I saw her in Cleveland last week and she played Raspberry Swirl, FYI. Also, fuck her for bringing a gun to the show and for pointing it at the audience. I most certainly would have left and demanded a refund if she pulled that shit when I went.

  51. wyatt says – reply to this


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    SHE IS AMAZING. THAT WAS INTENSE!

  52. urpi says – reply to this


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    tori rules! fuck all you haters.

  53. HASBEEN says – reply to this


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    HERE I AM AGAIN, THE BIGGEST FUCKWAD ON THE WEB! I’M SUCH A FUCKING ASSHOLE I HAVE TO SHOW JUST HOW FUCKING STUPID I AM BY ALL THE BULLSHIT COMMENTS I MAKE. AS EVERYONE KNOWS, THIS IS FROM MY LICKING MY OWN MOTHER’S CUNT & LETTING HER PUSSY JUICE RUN DOWN MY THROAT. OF COURSE MY FATHER HAS HIS COCK UP MY ASS AT THE SAME TIME! YUMMY! I SHOULD BE SORRY FOR ALL OF MY STUPID REMARKS BUT I AM WITHOUT ANY COMMON SENSE OR INTELLIGENCE. I WILL KEEP ON MAKING THESE FOOLISH REMARKS BECAUSE I AM SOOOO FUCKING STUPID AND SELFISH & MOMMA STILL WANTS MY TONGUE IN HER SNATCH. TASTES JUST LIKE RANCID CHICKEN!

  54. Doug says – reply to this


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    PIP'S COVER OF ME AND A GUN WAS AMAZING AND IS THE REASON I LOVE TORI.

  55. Jose says – reply to this


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    A great artist…and a major freakazoid!

  56. janie says – reply to this


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    tori amos IS a genius. it's not debatable.
    to the person who said she was NEARLy raped ONCE and has made 10 albums about it…
    WTF?!?!
    she WAS raped, and yeah ONCE is terrible enough (fucking idiot)
    and no she hasn't made 10 albums about it! she did one song about it,
    and hardly ever performs it anymore. she was helped so many people.
    she started RAINN, the largest hotline in the world for abuse victims to call in if they need help.

  57. tori rocks says – reply to this


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    I LOVE Tori -

  58. Brit Brit says – reply to this


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    Re: HASBEEN Unbelievably pathetic loser, that's you. Don't you have anything better to do than read every post just to see if HASBEEN has commented on it so you can copy-paste your pathetic pre-written text. I think you have some serious issues..From some posts i have got the impression that you are fat and have low self-esteem. You become enraged @ HASBEEN and now you are pathetically spending your time here to do your copy-paste thing… Well i guess i wouldn't have nothing better to do either, if i was ugly girl like you…but i'm not so i actually have a good self-esteem and friends. Too bad you don't!!! :D

  59. G says – reply to this


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    luv raspberry swirl! makes me think of cunnilingus :P
    saw her live once and it was earthshaking and beautiful. she's a goddess.

  60. HASBEEN says – reply to this


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    AS YOU SEE, MY NAME SAYS IT ALL! I USUALLY POST IN BOLD (SEE MY PRIOR POSTS ON THE LAST SEVERAL PAGES). I ALWAYS WRITE THE SAME TIRED OLD COMMENTS (THEY’RE ALL HASBEENS) BECAUSE I AM AN IDIOT WITHOUT AN EDUCATION OR IMAGINATION. AS YOU CAN TELL, I ESPECIALLY HATE WOMEN AND MAKE THE MOST VILE REMARKS ABOUT THEM. THIS IS DUE TO MY MOTHER MAKING ME SERVICE HER WITH MY TONGUE TO THIS VERY DAY! I LIKE TO PRETEND THAT ALL WOMEN ARE FAT & LONELY WITHOUT SELF-ESTEEM BECAUSE IT MAKES ME FEEL BETTER ABOUT MY OWN DISMAL LIFE. I HAVE NO BRAIN & PISS ALL OVER WOMEN WHENEVER I GET THE CHANCE. OF COURSE I WILL NEVER HAVE A WOMAN OF MY OWN BEING THE ASSHOLE I AM. I WILL HAVE TO BE CONTENT TO STICK A DILDO UP MY ASS & DRINK MY OWN JIZZ FOR FUN. IT’S PROBABLY THE STD’S THAT HAVE ROTTED MY TINY MIND & TURNED ME INTO THE FUCKASS YOU READ ON THESE PAGES. SHIT SUCKER TO THE END!

  61. Marissa says – reply to this


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    I love Tori. I would've loved to see that! Rasberry Swirl? OMFG!