Tori Amos - Photo by Amarpaul Kalirai

Photo by Amarpaul Kalirai / Mercury Classics

Tuesday TORI AMOS played the eleventh show of her Unrepentant Geraldines Tour in the nearly sold-out Tempodrom and once again blew all the clichés about piano music away.

Entering the stage with a silk kimono-gown-mix and – of course – high heels, she greeted her cheering fans like old friends and started her show powerfully with Parasol of her 2005 record The Beekeeper. There it was again – this deeply sensual communication. Not only between the singer and her Bösendorfer piano but also between her and the audience. TORI AMOS‘ sexy, confident and emotional aura immediately spread to the crowd.

Sitting between the piano and a keyboard, often operating them at the same time, 50-year-old TORI AMOS proved that her divine voice and the magical connection between her and the piano are still able to cause ‘Little Earthquakes’. Since her 1992 debut the American singer has released fourteen albums. And she showed that she really is as unrepentant as the title of her latest record indicates, by playing a wide selection of her musical past.

Still it wasn’t a best-of-night but rather a hidden-pearls-night with songs like Leather (Little Earthquakes, 1992), Northern Lad and i i e e e (From the Choirgirl Hotel, 1998) and cool versions of the B-sides Sugar and Take to the Sky. With ELTON JOHN‘s Someone Saved My Life Tonight and JONI MITCHELL‘s River TORI AMOS paid homage to two great artist that probably had influenced her when she was young. Her new record Unrepentant Geraldines was represented by four songs and especially the love ballad Wild Way developed its beauty in the concert hall.

In the end TORI AMOS satisfied all fans who might have wished for more better known songs by playing her 1994 hit Cornflake Girl and as if they were suddenly freed from the fascinating spell the red-haired woman put on them, many people jumped up from their seats and danced in front of the stage.

There was no doubt – TORI AMOS still loves what she’s doing and Berlin still loves TORI AMOS.