AMANDA PALMER & THE GRAND THEFT ORCHESTRA
08:30 Jherek Bischoff
08:50 The Simple Pleasure
09:30 Amanda Palmer
After Amanda Palmer has been forced to cancel her show in March, we are now happy to welcome her back at the Rockhal on 8 July 2013.
Best known as one half of the cabaret-punk duo The Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer is a cross-genre performer, provocateur, singer, songwriter pianist and a ukulele fan. Get ready for a grandiose show as Amanda Palmer and her raucous crew The Grand Theft Orchestra, are bringing the interaction between music, art and her fans to a whole new level. If you still have a ticket for March that has not been reimbursed so far, it will stay valid for this new date.
Coming into public consciousness in 2002 with punk-cabaret troupe The Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer has heaved her way to the top of the music industry's summit wearing little more than a corset and a bra. Four albums later, she and her independent attitude went solo, releasing “Who Killed Amanda Palmer” in 2008. Two self-released EP’s followed.
In 2012 she achieved what many would have predicted to be impossible; Amanda changed the music industry and, indeed, art and commerce. Palmer made global headlines with her wildly successful crowd-funding campaign, raising 1,2 million dollars by selling close to 25.000 copies of her new album “Theatre is Evil”. Full of equal amounts of synth and rock, Amanda describes the record's musical style as "crancing", when you're simultaneously crying and dancing. Along with a slew of new songs, Amanda has concocted the ultimate band in the form of The Grand Theft Orchestra.
Palmer has made a name for herself in the last few years as the exemplary social media artist, engaging in daily interactions with her fans. With over half a million Twitter followers and the ability to amass hundreds of people for spontaneous “ninja gigs”, Amanda Palmer has one of the most responsive and supportive online fan bases on the Internet.
With a handful of summer festivals thrown into the mix- all headlining dates find singer, songwriter, piano-slayer and super-blogger Amanda Palmer, and her band, continuing to promote her arguably most pop-influenced album yet, “Theatre Is Evil”.
Passion is what drives Amanda, and her success proves how determined she really is to make a difference not only in her own music, but in the way that music is created and consumed around the globe. Make sure you don’t miss Amanda Palmer together with the Grand Theft Orchestra on 8 July 2013. This is the future of music, and Amanda is leading the way.