The Veterans Room of New York City’s Park Avenue Armory set the stage for a private concert by Tori Amos for a few hundred lucky fans. Described as “Greek, Moresque, and Celtic with a dash of the Egyptian, the Persian, and the Japanese,” the room provided a fitting setting for one of the most eclectic and culturally curious artists in music today. Amos performed her classics and new songs from her two 2009 studio albums – Abnormally Attracted to Sin and her first seasonal release, Midwinter Graces.
Tori Amos is one of the most influential and respected artists of the modern era. The double-digit Grammy nominee has recorded 11 acclaimed studio albums (and gone platinum nearly 20 times) since emerging in the early ’90s. She released two new CDs in 2009: Abnormally Attracted to Sin and her first seasonal project, Midwinter Grace.
The Park Avenue Armory was built in 1880 on Manhattan’s Upper East Side to serve as the headquarters and social club for the Seventh Regiment of the National Guard, also known as the “Silk Stocking Regiment” because so many of its members belonged to New York’s prominent Gilded Age families. The 55,000 square-foot drill hall was designed by Regiment veteran and architect Charles W. Clinton, and remains one of the largest unobstructed spaces of its kind in New York.