Caught in Hawke's Bay for the outbreak of Covid, and currently residing in Hastings until the smoke clears in her hometown of New York, Amanda Palmer, the front-woman of the internationally acclaimed punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls presents a very special show at The Opera House.
Provocative, irreverent, and wildly creative, Amanda Palmer is a fearless singer, songwriter, playwright and audaciously expressive pianist who simultaneously embraces – and explodes – traditional frameworks of music, audience and art.
The show itself will feature Palmer performing stories with no band accompaniment, performing material from her critically-hailed global tour "There Will Be No Intermission", alongside old favorites from The Dresden Dolls and, surprise!, new songs freshly-written during Level Four lockdown right here in Hawke's Bay. Expect a night of graphic, honest, funny storytelling and very human and vulnerable songcraft.
"I wasn't supposed to be touring, since I just finished up a whole year on the road. But I didn't expect to be waylaid in Aotearoa for five months, either. The fact that I can perform on a real stage in front of real-live human beings is not something I am taking for granted, and I expect these shows will be incredibly powerful."
***** "Painfully raw, wickedly naughty, deeply moving and disconcertingly honest." - Adelaide Advertiser