The enigmatic musical icon known as Amanda Palmer has announced her return to our shores, unveiling an extensive list of dates to keep her busy for the first few months of 2020.
If you’ve not found yourself in the audience of an Amanda Palmer show over the years, there’s a good chance you might be one of the select few who haven’t. Having first visited our shores as part of The Dresden Dolls in 2004, it feels like Palmer has never left, with countless shows over the last 15 years.
Last in the country in early 2017, Palmer has been pretty busy ever since, releasing a number of singles, and her long-awaited third solo record, There Will Be No Intermission, which was finally unleashed back in March.
Now, to celebrate the release of the album, Amanda Palmer has today revealed that she will be coming back to her spiritual home of Australia with an extensive run of shows that will keep her on this side of the world for almost three months.
Kicking things off by ringing in the new year at the Woodford Folk Festival, Palmer will bring her “most human and vulnerable stage-show to date” down to Tasmania with a residency at the MONA, before serving as an ambassador for the Adelaide Fringe between headline shows all over the country.
To wrap things up, Palmer will head over the New Zealand in mid-March for an appearance at the Auckland Arts Festival, making this one of her most lengthy and expansive overseas tours to date.
Featuring the critically-acclaimed artist performing solo on grand piano and ukulele without a back-up band, this is a chance to see Amanda Palmer at her most raw as she delivers a collection of old classics and fan favourites from across her lengthy career.
“I sat in a theater in London and watched Hannah Gadsby decimate the blurred lines between entertainment and naked truth,” Amanda explained, “I saw the brave women of #MeToo standing up against their rapists, and I saw Nick Cave in concert and on record working through his grief using art as a necessary and generous tourniquet that others could re-use.
“They all reminded me to try harder and harder still to tell the real, unadorned truth.”
Check out the full list of tour dates below, and make sure you catch Amanda Palmer when she returns to Australia later this year (and sticks around until next year) to deliver one of the most immersive and exciting shows you’ll find anywhere.
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Amanda Palmer ‘There Will Be No Intermission’ Australian Tour
Monday, December 30th, 2019 – Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
Woodford Folk Festival, QLD
Thursday, January 16th, 2020 – Saturday, January 18th, 2020
Mona Foma Confessional, Launceston, TAS
Monday, January 20th, 2020
Princess Theatre, Mona Foma, Launceston, TAS
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Arts Centre Melbourne
Friday, January 31st, 2020
Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD
Friday, February 7th, 2020
Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Tickets: Canberra Theatre Centre
Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Blue Mountains Theatre, NSW
Tickets: Blue Mountains Theatre
Friday, February 14th, 2020 – Saturday, February 15th, 2020
Bonython Hall, Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide, SA
Tickets: Adelaide Fringe
Thursday, February 20th, 2020
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
Venue TBA, Perth, WA
Saturday, February 29th, 2020
Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT
Tickets: Darwin Entertainment Centre
Thursday, March 12th, 2020 – Friday, March 13th, 2020
Auckland Arts Festival: Hollywood Avendale, New Zealand