In case you did not know, Amanda Palmer is the lead vocalist, pianist, and lyricist for the duo The Dresden Dolls (which was formed in 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts). To date she has released a total of 5 solo albums. Her last release was 2017’s Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel: I Can Spin a Rainbow.
Performing everything from solo and Dresden Dolls’ favorites to unreleased new material on piano and humble ukulele, audiences can expect surprises as Palmer brings “An Evening With Amanda Palmer” performance to South African fans.
Palmer recently released two highly political singles: “In Harm’s Way”, which addresses the mounting refugee crisis, and a poignant cover of Pink Floyd’s “Mother”, which was accompanied by an ambitious film clip in which Palmer breastfeeds the 45th president.
A 7” vinyl of these 2 songs is currently for sale with parts of the proceeds benefiting Because We Carry, a grassroots charity that works directly to support refugees in Lesvos, Greece. This release and many more are available at amandapalmer.net.
This latest release, like many of Palmer’s recent musical and media projects, was funded by over 11,000 people who subscribed to Palmer’s Patreon, who each pay anywhere between $1-1000 per undertaking to support Palmer’s creation of new music, videos, writing and multimedia art.
Amanda Palmer 2018 SA Tour Details
- 17 February 2018 – Spier Amphitheatre, Stellenbosch – Doors open 7 PM
- 23 February 2018 – Fox Junction, Newtown, Johannesburg – Doors open 7:30 PM
Pre-sale tickets for the South African shows go on sale today and general tickets will be sold thereafter. Book now to avoid missing out on this once-in-a-generation artist.
If you’re not familiar with her music, check out the music video for “In Harms Way” below.
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