Amanda Palmer Fall Tour With Neil Gaiman
On Sale Today + AFP Solo Shows
Vancouver Date Moved To November 6
Award-winning author Neil Gaiman and DIY-musician Amanda "Fucking"
Palmer are embarking on a brief co-headline tour of the West Coast this
Fall, starting with a Halloween engagement at Wilshire Ebell Theatre in
Los Angeles. Please note, the Vancouver date has been moved to November
The newlywed (and anything but conventional) couple are billing the
event as "An Evening with Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer" and promise
an unusual and intimate few hours of spoken word, songs, stories, chats
with the audience, and - given Palmer's penchant for the unplanned -
more than a few surprises. The stage will contain a piano, a ukulele,
two microphones, and (Amanda claims) a few comfortable twitter-sourced
armchairs. The couple are also Kickstarter-ing
a project in tandem with the tour through which fans can purchase VIP
seating and access to soundcheck. Also, fans who are unable to get to
the limited run of dates can still get access to an audio recording from
the tour and merchandise.
Palmer shares: "This show will be very different beast from the loud,
crazed rock shows that I'm accustomed to...and also very different from
the relatively well-behaved readings to which Neil is accustomed. Neil
and I are both very close with our fanbases, and, even though there's
quite a bit of crossover, this tour is a like one big, long reception in
which our two fan-familes get to meet each other. We wanted to keep the
venues cozy and seated, and make the night feel like an after-hours
salon more than a formal show. As Neil and I get closer to our fanbases
online through blogging and tweeting, it's nice to spend some actual
quality offline facetime with everybody. We're both really looking
forward to it, I think this tour is going to provide some serious
soul-food all around."
Neil said, "I've read things at Amanda's concerts. She's sung things at
my readings. This will be whatever happens when we get together on a
stage for two hours. I haven't done a reading tour for a decade, and
there are things I'm really excited about reading to a live audience.
I'm hoping that Amanda's fans will put up with the messy-haired
Englishman reading them stories, and that mine will enjoy the beautiful
lady signing them songs of angst, post-modernism and woe. Or possibly
vice versa. Also, it will be fun."
For special access as well as tour audio & merchandise go to Kickstarter & be sure to catch Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman on tour this fall!
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