Singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Amanda Palmer returns to Australia for her first ever “An Evening With Amanda Palmer” styled tour.
Following a tumultuous period of change including the birth of her son, the tragic deaths of close friends, a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign and the release of her memoir The Art of Asking, Palmer’s provocative art is captivatingly earnest and subversive as ever. Reaffirming her title as the queen of punk cabaret, Palmer’s love affair with Australia continues as she takes the stage alone, journeying from musical beginnings and fan favourites though to the next surprising chapter;
‘It’s time: I am taking it back to basics,” Amanda Palmer says. “I am going on a short, super-stripped down tour with just me, a suitcase, a piano, a ukulele, and a baby. Just Me. Piano. Songs. Some old songs, some new songs, lots of feelings, lots of ridiculousness. Certainly wine. Babies and piano and wine actually go together phenomenally’, she says. ‘It’s time to get back on stage and remind myself and everybody else that without the music, there’s nothing. It drives me crazy when people have read my book 3 times cover to cover but don’t bother to look up the music of The Dresden Dolls or dig into my songwriting catalog. Time to fix that.’
Tempted by this live clip at the Union Chapel?
Amanada Palmer’s Tour Dates
Thurs 12 – The Gasometer: Collingwood, Melbourne
Sunday 15 – Astor Theatre w/ Missy Higgins. School of Life – On Motherhood.
Thurs 19 – The Gasometer: Collingwood, Melbourne
Sat 21 – Sydney Opera House
Fri 3 – Melt Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse
Sat 4 – Melt Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse
Fri 10 – Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania
Sat 11 – Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania
Wed 15 – The Gasometer: Collingwood, Melbourne
Wed 22 – The Gasometer: Collingwood, Melbourne
Fri 24 – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
Sat 25 – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
Thurs 2 – The Gasometer: Collingwood, Melbourne
Sat 4 – Playhouse Theatre, Canberra
Thurs 9 – The Gasometer: Collingwood, Melbourne
Fri 10 – National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Sat 11 – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns.