Queen of the Punk Cabaret, Amanda ‘Fucking’ Palmer is not shy when it comes to her love for Australia. Whether it’s dedicating a whole album to us with Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under or writing and recording Theatre Is Evil in Melbourne with The Grand Theft Orchestra Palmer has become a favourite down here, drawing in large audiences with her unique style of performance and music. Her home away from home in Melbourne will be treated to a residency at The Gasometer Hotel, which is certain to contain many treats, surprises and special guests from local musicians. Previous shows have seen appearances from the likes of Jen Kingwell, Missy Higgins, The Tin Star Band and Brendan Maclean, so it really is a mixed bag at what could happen. On top of this, Sydney fans will be treated to stripped back solo show at The Sydney Opera House, featuring ‘just Amanda and a piano’. Wherever Amanda goes, spectacle and wonder is sure to follow. If you have never seen her perform live, get yourself down to one of the dates below and experience an Amanda Palmer show for yourself.
She’s also fitting in a string of appearances around the country in spots like MONA in Tasmania, The Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland and the NGV in Victoria.
Most recently, Palmer delivered a really beautiful rendition of David Bowie’s Space Oddity for TED. The dramtic, string-led version also featured a special guest, politican Al Gore. Check it out here, with fingers crossed that we’ll get to hear it live come 2017.
Amanda Palmer Australian Tour Dates
30th December –31st December 2016: Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD
12 & 19 Jan, 15 & 22 Feb, 2 & 9 March 2017: The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
21st January 2017: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
3rd February 2017 – 4th February 2017: Melt Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD
10th & 11th February 2017: MONA, Hobart
24th & 25th February 2017: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, SA
4th March 2017: Playhouse Theatre, Canberra, ACT
10th March 2017: National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
For more information head to Amanda’s website.
Image: Amanda Palmer