Prepare to push the limits at An Evening With Amanda Palmer
There are certain names in the entertainment industry that will always have an element of pure curiosity attached to them – one such figure is Amanda Palmer. The controversial multidisciplinary performer has made a name for herself through a warts-and-all approach to her shows, blending punk rock and cabaret together to create a unique sound delivered with tremendous heart. On Friday February 3 and Saturday February 4, the Brisbane Powerhouse invites you to spend An Evening With Amanda Palmer – expect the unexpected.
An Evening With Amanda Palmer is an intimate solo concert that will be headlining this year’s edition of MELT festival. As an advocate for alternative culture, Amanda is a perfect fit for this celebration of Brisbane’s queer communities. Rising to fame as the more visible half of kooky cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls, the outspoken singer-songwriter branched out into other creative fields and now has her fingers planted firmly in many pies. Her openness about her own sexuality has had a heavy influence on her creative output, with much of her music taking on an autobiographical tone.
Amanda made history when she used Kickstarter to crowdfund her album Theatre is Evil, an effort that raised almost $1.2 million for the cause. Reviews have compared the sound of the album to something akin to an anarchist musical score, and that’s not far off the mark – Amanda’s solo stuff is packed with theatrics. The album went on to debut in the Billboard Top 10 and has been released in more than 20 countries on her own label, 8ft Records.
If a dose of provocative punk-rock cabaret is what you crave, tickets to An Evening With Amanda Palmer are available now through the Brisbane Powerhouse website.