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Amanda Palmer Announces Two January Shows

Amanda Palmer Announces Two January Shows

Thursday 27th September, 2012 10:45AM

Amanda Palmer returns to New Zealand for two shows in January. A regular to our shores, she returns with her new band Grand Theft Orchestra on the back of their new album Theatre Is Evil. See below for dates and a clip from the new album.

Palmer of course has been the centre of a heated crowd-sourcing debate in recent weeks after asking for professional musicians from cities on her upcoming tour circuit to play for free after already crowd souring over a million dollars for her new album -  you can read more on the debate and outcome over at her blog.

Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra

Sunday 27th January, Q Theatre, Auckland (all ages) postponed
Wednesday 30th January, SFBH, Wellington postponed

Rescheduled tour dates as of 12th December 2012:

Saturday 28th September, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland new date!
Monday 30th September, SFBH, Wellington new date!

Tickets for both shows now on sale from Ticketmaster.

Full tour and ticketing details below - here's the clean version of her new NSFW video 'Want It Back'.

Press Release:


The Frontier Touring Company is thrilled to be bringing the talented, passionate and provocative performer Amanda Palmer and her Grand Theft Orchestra Down Under for a set of shows that are set to tear the house down.

A pioneer of the punk cabaret genre as both a solo artist and one half of The Dresden Dolls, Palmer has introduced the world to a brand of music that’s ‘all whistles and no whimper’ (The Brag).

Palmer’s latest offering Theatre Is Evil (out now through 8ft. Records/Inertia), is her first new studio album in four years and debuted at #10 in the Billboard 200 charts. Working with a full band for the first time: The Grand Theft Orchestra, featuring Michael McQuilken, Chad Raines and Jeherek Bischoff, the album was recorded in Melbourne and takes listeners on a journey into Palmer’s magnificent mind and perfectly honed songwriting craft.

The story of Palmer’s campaign to raise funds for the album’s creation will go down in modern musical history with $1.2 million donated by almost 25,000 generous backers via Kickstarter.

These dedicated fans and backers were far from disappointed with the end result, Theatre Is Evil is a rollercoaster of emotions, laughs and phenomenal storytelling all rolled into fifteen songs.

Tracks from Theatre Is Evil will be intertwined with some of Palmer’s much adored classics from previous albums like ‘In My Mind’ and ‘Map of Tasmania’ when she takes the stage for headline performances across Australia and New Zealand next year.

Be quick to grab your tickets for a run of performances that are set to be equal parts burlesque show, punk rock concert and one of the best nights of your life.


Frontier Members pre-sale via 2.00PM NZST Wed 10 October to 2.00PM NZST Thu 11 October General public on sale from 9am local time, Friday 12 October

Sun 27 Jan Auckland | Q Theatre (All Ages) | Ph: 09 309 9771

Wed 30 Jan Wellington | San Fran Bath House (18+) | Ph: 0800 111 999

Fri 1 Feb Melbourne | Forum Theatre (18+) | Ph: 1300 111 011

Thu 7 Feb Sydney | Enmore Theatre (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849

 Sat 9 Feb Byron Bay | The Northern (18+) | Ph: 1300 762 545

 Sun 10 Feb Brisbane | The Tivoli (18+) | Ph: 132 849

Thu 14 Feb Perth | Astor Theatre (18+) | Ph: 08 9370 5889

Sun 17 Feb Adelaide | Thebarton Theatre (All Ages) | Ph: 08 8225 8888



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