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...

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.

Ticket on-sale dates and times for the tour have not been announced yet.

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.”

The image accompanying this article is from ToriAmos.com.

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

July 10Seattle, WAWaMu Theater
July 11Portland, ORArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
July 13 – 14Oakland, CAParamount Theatre
July 16San Diego, CAHumphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
July 17Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre
July 18Phoenix, AZDodge Theatre
July 20Salt Lake City, UTAbravanel Hall
July 21Denver, COParamount Theatre
July 23Kansas City, MOStarlight Theatre
July 24Grand Prairie, TXNokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 25Austin, TXThe Long Center For The Performing Arts
July 27Atlanta, GAChastain Park Amphitheatre
July 28Orlando, FLBob Carr Performing Arts Centre
July 29Miami Beach, FLFillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
July 31Durham, NCDurham Performing Arts Center
August 1Washington, DCDAR Constitution Hall
August 3Chicago, ILChicago Theatre
August 4Milwaukee, WIRiverside Theatre
August 5Minneapolis, MNThe State Theatre
August 7Indianapolis, INMurat Theatre
August 8Detroit, MIDetroit Opera House
August 10Toronto, ONMassey Hall
August 11Montreal, QCSt. Denis Theatre
August 13New York, NYRadio City Music Hall
August 15Upper Darby, PATower Theatre
August 17Boston, MABank of America Pavilion

Last Updated on May 15, 2009 by By Allison Reitz