Amanda Palmer will return to Australia in February for a series of headline shows with her band, The Grand Theft Orchestra.
Best known as the driving force behind The Dresden Dolls, Palmer has also made a name for herself as a solo performer. The multi-talented chanteuse has released three studio albums, the most recent being Theatre Is Evil.
However, it hasn’t been all smooth sailing for Palmer. She recently received harsh backlash from fans following a request for musicians to perform with her on tour, free of charge. Palmer’s offer to reimburse volunteers in “beer and hugs” led to heated criticism from fans, even prompting an outburst from legendary producer Steve Albini.
Albini has since apologised for his comments. Meanwhile, Palmer has responded to her detractors via a lengthy post on her blog.
Amanda Palmer's upcoming Australian shows have been touted as a mix of punk rock and burlesque show.
Amanda Palmer and her Grand Theft Orchestra tour
Sunday, January 27 – Q Theatre, Auckland (All Ages)
Wednesday, January 30 – San Fran Bath House, Wellington (18 )
Friday, February 1 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (18 )
Thursday, February 7 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
Saturday, February 9 – The Northern, Byron Bay (18 )
Sunday, February 10 – The Tivoli, Brisbane (18 )
Thursday, February 14 – Astor Theatre, Perth (18 )
Sunday, February 17 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (All Ages)
On sale from 9am local time Friday, October 12