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July 11, 2014 at 5:37 AM

Tori Amos coming to Paramount | Concert preview

Singer-songwriter Tori Amos, who has received multiple Grammy nominations and sold more than 12 million albums, performs the first U.S. show of her 80-city tour Thursday, July 17, at the Paramount Theatre.

The tour supports her current album, “Unrepentant Geraldines,” which made its debut at No. 7 on The Billboard 200 album chart.

Known for cerebral, innovative, sometimes quirky piano-driven pop, Amos has returned to the charts after five years of musical exploration, including a London musical, “The Light Princess.”

“Unrepentant Geraldines,” her 14th studio album, is her first nonclassical album since “Abnormally Attracted to Sin” in 2009, offering a blend of pop, folk, blues, jazz and classical inspired by famous visual art she has admired throughout the world.

Among the best songs on what may be her finest pop album in two decades are the moody “16 Shades of Blue” and the bluesy “Trouble’s Lament,” which reflects her Southern roots.

A noted humanitarian, Amos was co-founder of RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), the largest sexual-assault victim support organization in the U.S.

Tori Amos

8 p.m. Thursday, July 17, Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $52 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).

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