Ball State Daily News
September 3, 1999

Added April 11, 2000

Bonnie (nikita007) sent me this article from the Ball State Daily News.

Music divas combine on tour

Alanis Morissette, Tori Amos, to play Sunday night at Deer Creek Music Center

By Angela Manginelli
Lifestyles Editor

The Queen of the Fairies joins up with the Jagged Little Pill herself as Deer Creek Music Center presents Tori Amos and Alanis Morissette in concert Sept.5 at 8.

The two vocalists are co-headlining the tour, both in support of their most recent releases, Amos with "From the Choirgirl Hotel," Morissette with "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie." Amos, who started her music career in the 80's with the band "Y Kant Tori Read," went on to record other successful albums, including 1992's "Little Earthquakes," 1994's "Under the Pink," and 1996's "Boys for Pele." As Amos' fan base grew so did her musical exploration. Amos said that for her most recent album she tried to find a new angle.

"I developed this record around rhythm," Amos said. "I wanted to use rhythm in a way that I hadn't used before; I wanted to integrate piano with it. On the whole record, the piano and vocal were cut live with a drummer and a programmer. I didn't want to be isolated this time 'round -- I've done the 'girl and piano thing' -- I wanted to be a player with other players."

Amos, who is at times known for the raw emotion put into her albums said this latest one was a change of pace emotionally.

"There's a deep love on this record," Amos said. "This is not a victim's record. It deals with sadness, but it's a passionate record -- passionate for life, for the life force. And a respect for the miracle of life."

Amos' touring partner has also been busy creating a different feel for her new sophomore album. Morissette tried to go emotionally deeper for this album then her previous effort, "Jagged Little Pill."

"Since writing 'Jagged Little Pill' I have felt the empowerment and healing that comes that comes from being vulnerable and of speaking as truthfully as possible," Morissette said. "I write from a subconscious place whether it's about my own experiences or my observations. Everything that I've created since I was nine years old up until this point has been an extension of where I was at that time. It was also a reflection of how much I was willing to reveal at that time."

Morissette, who is a Canadian, explained her love for touring as a mutual experience for both her and her fans.

"I think the charm of doing what I do -- and the reason why I could do it for as long as I did -- was seeing people take what I wrote and have it inspire them, repulse them or validate them in some way," Morissette said. "It became an opportunity for them to define themselves in accordance. I would watch people in the audience and know that they were not solely there for me. They were there for themselves as much as if not more then they were there for me, which is the most heartening part all this."

Morissette, who won a Grammy Award for best rock song with "Uninvited" from the City of Angels soundtrack, will be closing out the show. Tickets are $40 and $32.50 reserved in the pavilion and $20 general admission on the lawn. Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets, including L.S. Ayres, Karma Record stores and all Central Indiana Kroger stores. Tickets can also be purchased online at, and charged by phone at (765) 644-3131.

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