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Tori Amos Entertains
State Theatre
Audience

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Tori's guitarist

Tori's guitarist

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Tori's drummer

Tori's drummer

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Tori's guitarist

Tori's guitarist

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Tori Amos

Companion

Companion

Companion

Companion

May 23, 2022

Tori Amos made a stop at Cleveland's State Theatre on Sunday evening while on her Ocean To Ocean tour. 

It's been five years since the piano playing songstress has been in Cleveland.  Her long time fans were more than ready to hear and see Amos play at the State Theater once again.  Fans were on their feet for most of the show, taking in the beautiful lighting and music that was being played.

Opening the show with "Juarez," Amos was off and running with a piano on her left and set a pair of keyboards to her right as she sat between them and deftly switched between the two as needed.

However on the second song, "Bouncing Off The Clouds," she sat at the end of the bench and played the piano and the keyboards at the same time.  This was a move she would make several times throughout the show whenever the music called for it.

It was very impressive to watch.

After "Ocean To Ocean," Amos said "Hello, Cleveland! How are you feeling tonight?  I think you're pretty hot for a Sunday night."  

Backed by just a guitarist and a drummer/percussionist, Amos and her band filled the State Theatre with a wall of sound and beautiful lights that helped set the mood for each song.

In the middle of the set, Amos noted that they were going to get into the request portion of the show.  She said that they haven't done the next song on tour as of yet stating, "I don't know why, because (I guess) no one's asked for it."  She then launched into "Strange" as she sat alone center stage. 

Her band returned to play a handful of tunes that included "Playboy Mommy," "Devil's Bane," and the set closing "Cornflake Girl."

After a brief exit, Tori and her band returned to play "Space Dog" which included Soul II Soul's "Back To Life" and "Precious Things."

Let's hope it's not another five years for Amos to return to the shores of Lake Erie.

Companion, a duo consisting of identical twins from Colorado, opened up the show with some indie-folk rock originals. 

Photos and review by Greg Drugan