PHOTOS: Tori Amos gets creative at the Paramount

Tori Amos

Photos: Karen Goldman

OAKLAND — Singer-songwriter and piano aficionado Tori Amos played the Paramount Theatre Sunday as part of her Native Invader Tour. The Oakland concert consisted of three parts, with seven original songs, followed by an interlude called “Fake Muse” — a play on fake news — that included two cover songs (the Police’s “Wrapped Around Your Finger” and Bette Middler’s “The Rose”) and a four-song encore that featured her top charting singles “A Sorta Fairytale” and “Raspberry Swirl.”

Besides new music from her latest album, 2017’s Native Invader, the Oakland show featured the tour debut of “Angels,” from Tales of a Librarian, which Amos had not played since 2011 and made only its fourth appearance ever since the album’s 2005 release.

English band Scars on 45 opened the show with a short set of its better-known songs used on film and television, like “Heart on Fire,” from the Grey’s Anatomy soundtrack.

— Paul Miller

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