Amanda Palmer to debut new songs on club tour
Alt-rock cabaret performer Amanda Palmer is announcing a six-city summer tour in front of her first new studio album in four years, which is due out in September.
The tour, which hits Berlin, London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston, features Palmer and her band, The Grand Theft Orchestra, debuting her new songs live in very small settings as the band prepares to hit the road full-time in the fall. Tickets for these shows go on sale May 11, and are expected to sell out fast.
In addition, the tour offers a traveling pop-up art exhibit featuring the work of 30 visual artists inspired specifically by the songs on the new album. To accompany the art show, the band will play a special acoustic set at a local event space or art gallery at each tour stop. These sets will limited to about 100-150 people per show who contribute to the undertaking on Kickstarter.
Besides invitations to the acoustic sets, Palmer, who has been called "the social media queen of rock and roll," is offering a series of backer rewards for Kickstarter contributions of as little as a dollar. Readers can discover more about Palmer's campaign here.
Palmer, who is married to writer Neil Gaiman, first came to prominence as one half of the duo the Dresden Dolls.
14 - Berlin, Germany - Roter Salon
20 - London, UK - The Village Underground
27 - New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
13 - San Francisco, CA - Public Works
18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
2 - Boston, MA - The Middle East