Eclectic and eccentric alt-rock musician Tori Amos will be back behind the piano this summer as she promotes her latest studio album. The Sinful Attraction tour will hit 26 cities in the United States and Canada as it completes a coast-to-coast circuit.

The trek launches July 10 at WaMu Theater in Seattle, WA, and closes August 17 at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA. Highlights of the trek include a July 13-14 stand at Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA, a July 21 stop at the Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO, and an August 3 performance at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL.

Amos will perform only two shows in Canada during her five-week outing. Those concerts are scheduled near the end of the tour on August 10 at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON, and August 11 at St. Denis Theatre in Montreal, QC.

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The Sinful Attraction tour supports the May 19 release of “Abnormally Attracted to Sin,” Amos’ tenth studio album. The effort will include an accompanying DVD filled with noir-like “visualettes” to enhance fans’ listening (and viewing) experience.

“I wanted to really investigate how we’re controlled by the theatre of despair. I wanted to look at power — how we think and how you can reclaim the right to think for yourself,” Amos explained on her official Web site.

Amos’ definition of sin, as it relates to the album’s title and theme, differs from typical conceptions. She went on to explain, “What is sinful? It’s not what the church says to me is sinful. It’s me degrading myself, or somebody else wanting to degrade me and me allowing it to happen.”

This is Amos’ first tour since her American Doll Posse World Tour, which ran from May through December 2007. During that outing, Amos performed five sets each night, tapping into the five drastically different personas developed on her 2007 album “American Doll Posse.”

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Tori Amos itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

July 10 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
July 11 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
July 13 – 14 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
July 16 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
July 17 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
July 18 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
July 20 Salt Lake City, UT Abravanel Hall
July 21 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
July 23 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
July 24 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 25 Austin, TX The Long Center For The Performing Arts
July 27 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 28 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
July 29 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
July 31 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
August 1 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
August 3 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
August 4 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
August 5 Minneapolis, MN The State Theatre
August 7 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
August 8 Detroit, MI Detroit Opera House
August 10 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
August 11 Montreal, QC St. Denis Theatre
August 13 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
August 15 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
August 17 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion