Amanda Palmer - Brisbane & Sydney 2007


Date Venue Status
Mon 17 Dec, 2007 The Factory, Sydney
Wed 19 Dec, 2007 The Zoo, Brisbane

Best known for her role as front woman, songwriter, and keyboardist for Boston based The Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer has been branching upward and outward in recent months.

Already announced to present a series of shows at the Spiegeltent in Melbourne, Amanda Palmer has now confirmed she will perform to fans in Brisbane and Sydney this December in support of her forthcoming album ‘Who Killed Amanda Palmer’ as well as material from the adored Dresden Dolls catalogue.

Just as The Dresden Dolls – Amanda and drummer Brian Viglione – wowed critics during their Australian tour in September 2006, Amanda Palmer has been capturing rave reviews with her solo gigs across Europe.

The Scotsman awarded Amanda’s performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 5 stars, gushing: “Palmer sings dark, fractured, disturbing songs about dark, fractured, disturbing states of mind, restlessly roaming the mood-swing spectrum from howling anguish to numbed anomie… Thankfully she combines these elements with a piercing intelligence, abundant subversive humour and a warmly engaging way with an audience… her set-list gives new meaning to the word ‘diverse’.”

Filled with unlikely cover songs and daring leaps across stylistic boundaries, Amanda’s solo set inspired a similarly glowing 5-star review from ThreeWeeks: “Charming and articulate, Palmer captivated her audience with a set filled with angst, jarring piano and haunting melodies… Not for the faint hearted, but a truly awe-inspiring experience.”

Amanda’s solo offering ‘Who Killer Amanda Palmer’ began as a small project with Australian adoptee-Ben Folds, but has turned into a “full-production monster,” in Amanda’s own words. Recorded in an array of locations, including San Francisco, Boston, Edinburgh and Aberdeen City, ‘Who Killed Amanda Palmer’ promises to be unlike anything you’ve heard before. “It is, as far as I can tell, pretty well-organized chaos at the moment,” Amanda tells.

The Dresden Dolls are best known for their punk cabaret grandeur, now famous the world over. After re-releasing their self-titled debut album ‘The Dresden Dolls’ (Roadrunner) in 2004, the band shot to worldwide acclaim and recently made their Billboard chart debut with the equally applauded follow up ‘Yes, Virginia’ (Roadrunner). Playing a string of sold out tours across the world and performing at some of today’s most well regarded festivals (including Glastonbury, Roskilde and Coachella), The Dresden Dolls’ fan base continues to swell.

As part of The Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer has a history of selling out Australian tours in just minutes - there’s no doubt these shows will follow suit.

Tickets are on sale Tuesday 20th November.

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