Dresden Dolls’ Palmer For Tour, Blurt Interview


Supporting her new
solo album Who Killed Amanda Palmer.


By Blurt Staff


This week sees the release of Dresden Dolls singer/pianist
Amanda Palmer’s solo debut, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, on Roadrunner
Records. Sharp-eyed BLURT readers are already noticing that we have an
exclusive feature on Palmer in our new digital issue – go HERE to read it.



Titled as a tongue-in-cheek homage to David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks”, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, was
co-produced by acclaimed artist Ben Folds. In addition to multiple appearances
by Folds himself, the album features collaborations with the likes of East Bay
Ray (of Dead Kennedys), St. Vincent’s Annie Clark, cellist Zoë Keating, string
arrangements by master composer Paul Buckmaster.



Palmer has also  recently been at work with acclaimed graphic
novelist Neil Gaiman on a companion Who
Killed Amanda Palmer
book (Gaiman also contributed to the liner notes for WKAP).



Fun Facts: Obsessive Dresden Dolls fans crashed not one, but
three websites dedicated to pre-ordering the debut. With various price
points featuring an assortment of extra album-related material, Palmer’s fans,
who had been tracking Palmer’s every move through a series of eight DIY videos
of songs from the album, littered forums and blogs with their unbridled
excitement about the album’s release.  These posts, coupled with a contest
wherein the first prize is a performance by Palmer in the winner’s living room,
helped traffic reach critical mass. According to Palmer’s blog, “We’re all sort
of in shock. According to [the massive online retailer hosting the pre-order],
we outdid AC/DC.” 





Palmer will tour this fall in support of WKAP
It was The Dresden Dolls’ encapsulating live show, carefully crafted to
perfection through years of relentless tour, which helped to amass many of the
band’s rabid following and Palmer’s handlers predict that “things will be no
different with Amanda’s tour in support of Who Killed Amanda Palmer.”


 Palmer will be
assisted by longtime friends and collaborators, The Danger Ensemble, a
butoh-based physical theater troupe from Australia that’s been working with
her over the course of the year to guarantee that these shows are unique.
Says the Palmer camp, “This tour will definitely prove to be the sort of
gut-wrenching, laughter-inducing, sing-along cathartic affairs her fans have
come to know and love.”



Tour dates:


Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

Asheville, NC @
Orange Peel

Raleigh, NC
@ Lincoln Theatre

Atlanta, GA
@ Variety Playhouse

Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

New York, NY
@ Webster Hall

Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

Boston, MA
@ Paradise Rock Club

Boston, MA
@ Paradise Rock Club

Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre

Toronto, ONT @
Mod Club Theatre

Detroit, MI
@ Magic

Chicago, IL
@ Cabaret Metro

Minneapolis, MN
@ First Avenue Nightclub

Denver, CO @
Bluebird Theatre

Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theatre

Vancouver, BC @ TBA

Seattle, WA
@ Showbox Theatre

Portland, OR
@ Wonder Ballroom

Sacramento, CA
@ Harlow’s

San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club

Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre



[Photo Credit: Dennis Kleiman]




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