Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra Announce UK Tour For March 2013
’It is the sheer raw talent and the acerbic, perceptive songwriting which elevates Palmer above the sorry sea of wannabe Kate Bushes.’ - Independent on Sunday *****
‘Theatre Is Evil feels like sitting on the bed of your tattooed, far cooler cousin 30 years ago, while she tells you "all you need to know" about music’ - Guardian ****
‘a bombastic offering of forthright glam-pop and poignant piano-pushed desire’ - NME 7/10
‘a vivid splurge of new wave, glam-rock and showtunes, armed with lyrics as punchy and memorable as their melodies’ - Q ****
‘an extraordinary talent’ – Telegraph *****
Singer, songwriter, piano-slayer, and prolific blogger Amanda Palmer and her band The Grand Theft Orchestra are excited to announce further UK & Irish shows following their sold out 3 UK shows this month. The March 2013 tour will commence in Dublin on March 21st, and culminate at London’s Roundhouse on March 28th. Amanda Palmer tickets go on-sale 9am on Monday 22nd October and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
The tour is in support of the kickstarter funded album Theatre Is Evil, which is out now. Arguably her most pop-influenced album yet, Theatre Is Evil showcases Amanda’s powerful vocals and talented songwriting in ways that may surprise even her most ardent fans. Written over the course of several years (since the release of her last studio album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer), the album offers a collection of sounds and rhythms heavily influenced by the music Palmer grew up listening to – most notably 80s synth rock and Brit Pop.
Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra - featuring members Michael McQuilken, Chad Raines, and Jherek Bischoff – recorded the album in Melbourne with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Murder By Death, Modest Mouse, Xiu Xiu).
Also, coming soon: new music video for Do It With A Rockstar, directed by Amanda Palmer, Wayne Coyne, George Salisbury and Michael McQuilken…
Date City Venue Ticket prices
Wed 21 March Dublin Academy €20.00
Thu 22 March Edinburgh Picturehouse £16.00
Fri 23 March Manchester Academy £17.50
Sat 24 March Birmingham Institute £17.50
Mon 26 March Bristol Academy £17.50
Tue 27 March Brighton Concorde £17.50
Wed 28 March London Roundhouse £19.50
For more information please contact:
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Or visit Amanda’s website: http://www.amandapalmer.net
Amanda Palmer tickets go on-sale 9am on Monday 22nd October priced at £17.50 regionally, £19.50 for London, £16.00 for Edinburgh and €20.00 for Dublin (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk