Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra, The Simple Pleasure plus Jherek Bischoff *RESCHEDULED DATE*
It is the sheer raw talent and the acerbic, perceptive songwriting which elevates Palmer above the sorry sea of wannabe Kate Bushes.’ – Independent on Sunday *****
‘Theatre Is Evil feels like sitting on the bed of your tattooed, far cooler cousin 30 years ago, while she tells you “all you need to know” about music’ – Guardian ****
‘A bombastic offering of forthright glam-pop and poignant piano-pushed desire’ – NME 7/10
‘A vivid splurge of new wave, glam-rock and showtunes, armed with lyrics as punchy and memorable as their melodies’ – Q ****
‘An extraordinary talent’ – Telegraph *****
Hot off the heels of delivering an epic TEDtalk that quickly rose to internet fame as the fastest viewed talk in TED history, and a string of events at SXSW 2013 that saw Amanda Palmer duet with longtime hero, Billy Bragg– Amanda and her raucous crew, The Grand Theft Orchestra, are thrilled to announce re-scheduled European tour dates for 2013 to make up for the previously cancelled bolt across the continent in March. As part of the European tour, Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra will play the following UK dates:
Thursday 11th Manchester The Ritz
Friday 12th London Roundhouse
Saturday 13th Brighton Concorde 2
Monday 15th O2 Academy Bristol
Tuesday 16th Birmingham The Institute
Tickets go on general sale on Friday 5th April priced £17.50 (regionally) / £19.50 (London) (subject to booking fee) from www.ticketmaster.co.uk. All tickets purchased for the original March tour dates will remain valid for the rescheduled dates in each city.
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. Tour-mates The Simple Pleasure and Jherek Bischoff are on board as main support acts in all markets.