2012.07.17 blog

FALL TOUR TICKETS on sale for EVERYONE (+ album pre-order!!!!)

The following blog is content from the mailer that went out to the AFP email list subscribers, LAST WEEK. If you received that, this is all pretty much stuff you’ve read. If you aren’t on the email list yet, SIGN UP HERE/please read on.
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BIENVENUE COMRADES!

first, breaking news: neil and i will be doing ONE NIGHT and ONE NIGHT ONLY of “an evening with neil gaiman & amanda palmer” on august 12th in edinburgh. it’s ages 14+ and tickets are onsale and flying.
grab them quick right HERE (and then make sure to RSVP) before it’s too late. IMPORTANT: ticketmaster’s telling some people that the show’s sold out, but those same people called the box office and got tickets. if you try that link and don’t have any luck, you can get the phone number for the venue HERE. always worth a shot.

and now…THE YEAR AHEAD.

our direct-to-you ticketing experiment (which accounted for about 10% of all the tickets available) worked quite well last monday (with some minor hiccups and learning experiences for next time). NOW, the whole tour’s on sale for the public. that means: if you got shut out last week, NOW’S THE TIME TO TRY AGAIN. these tickets are all moving VERY FAST and will likely sell out SOON, so DON’T WAIT.

ALSO, the new album – “THEATRE IS EVIL” – is still available for pre-order, from me, direct…and it’s available in ALLLLLLLLLL sorts of formats (hopefully every which way you could possible desire).

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so, if you or anyone you know missed out on the kickstarter and has been waiting…pre-order it NOW! the digital-download starts at ONE DOLLAR (but you can choose to donate more if you’d like) and it includes bonus content and stuff you won’t get anywhere else (like iTunes, i mean – if you were a kickstarter backer, you WILL get all that cool shit and more). also…you can get the vinyl and CD. it’s HERE. go look!

THE TOUR

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Photo by Andreas Beck

this will not be your run-of-the-mill rock show. expect miracles. expect dancing. expect LOUDNESS. and expect to be called upon to participate…a bunch of what we’re planning is going to need YOU, the audience, to work. you’ll see. but that means: once you buy your ticket, please stay tuned in.
we’ll be hunting you down and asking you for…help.
following the twitter will help: @amandapalmer | @AFPwire
as for us?
i just spent two days in paris and milan doing flash-press for the record. now we’re in san fransicso, where we did our kickstarter backer party and rock show, then to LA, then boston. THEN we hole up at bard college for a few weeks to build our touring show. there WILL be a few small preview-the-tour shows at bard – we’ll announce those through the blog, so keep your eyes peeled if your’e in that area. the ticket info will be coming soon.

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Photo by Andrzej Liguz

HERE ARE THE UPCOMING SHOWS & EVENTS:

PORTLAND, OR
A LIFETIME OF OPPORTUNITY (BENEFIT SHOW)
SAT. JULY 21
Q CENTER
w/ The Doubleclicks, and Alameda
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

EDINBURGH, UK
AN EVENING WITH NEIL GAIMAN & AMANDA PALMER
SUN. AUGUST 12
THE QUEEN’S HALL
TICKETS (BOX OFFICE INFO) | 14+ | RSVP

(ALL DATES BELOW THIS POINT ARE)
AMANDA PALMER & THE GRAND THEFT ORCHESTRA

PHILADELPHIA, PA
MON. SEPTEMBER 10
THEATRE OF LIVING ARTS
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

NEW YORK, NY
TUE. SEPTEMBER 11
WEBSTER HALL
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | 18+ | RSVP

WASHINGTON, DC
WED. SEPTEMBER 12
9:30 CLUB
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

CARRBORO, NC
FRI. SEPTEMBER 14
CAT’S CRADLE
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

ATLANTA, GA
SAT. SEPTEMBER 15
VARIETY PLAYHOUSE
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

NEW ORLEANS, LA
MON. SEPTEMBER 17
TIPITINA’S UPTOWN
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | 18+ | RSVP

HOUSTON, TX
TUE. SEPTEMBER 18
FITZGERALD’S – UPSTAIRS
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

AUSTIN, TX
WED. SEPTEMBER 19
STUBB’S (OUTSIDE)
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

DENVER, CO
FRI. SEPTEMBER 21
GOTHIC THEATRE
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

PHOENIX, AZ
SAT. SEPTEMBER 22
CRESCENT BALLROOM
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | 16+ | RSVP

SAN DIEGO, CA
MON. SEPTEMBER 24
HOUSE OF BLUES
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | under 18s w/ parent or guardian | RSVP

LOS ANGELES, CA
TUE. SEPTEMBER 25
THE MUSIC BOX / THE FONDA THEATRE
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
WED. SEPTEMBER 26
THE FILLMORE
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

PORTLAND, OR
FRI. SEPTEMBER 28
WONDER BALLROOM
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

VANCOUVER, BC
SAT. SEPTEMBER 29
COMMODORE BALLROOM
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | 19+ | RSVP

SEATTLE, WA
SUN. SEPTEMBER 30
NEPTUNE BALLROOM
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
WED. OCTOBER 3
FIRST AVENUE
w/ Jherek Bischoff, The Simple Pleasure, and Ronald Reagan
TICKETS | 18+ | RSVP

LONDON, UK
TUE. OCTOBER 23
KOKO
TICKETS | 14+ | RSVP

MANCHESTER, UK
WED. OCTOBER 24
CATHEDRAL
TICKETS | under 14s w/ adult | RSVP

GLASGOW, UK
THU. OCTOBER 25
ORAN MOR
TICKETS | 14+ | RSVP

AMSTERDAM, NL
SAT. OCTOBER 27
MELKWEG
TICKETS | 14+ | RSVP

BERLIN, DE
SUN. OCTOBER 28
FESTSAAL KREUZBERG
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

PRAGUE, CZ
MON. OCTOBER 29
PALÁC AKROPOLIS
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

ZURICH, CH
TUE. OCTOBER 30

ABART
TICKETS | 16+ | RSVP

ANTWERP, BE
THU. NOVEMBER 1
TRIX CLUB
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

PARIS, FR
FRI. NOVEMBER 2
LA MAROQUINERIE
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

COLOGNE, DE
SAT. NOVEMBER 3
GEBÄUDE 9
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

VIENNA, AT
MON. NOVEMBER 5
ARENA
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

TORONTO, ON
FRI. NOVEMBER 9
PHOENIX THEATRE
TICKETS | 19+ | RSVP

CHICAGO, IL
SAT. NOVEMBER 10
METRO
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

MILWAUKEE, WI
SUN. NOVEMBER 11
TURNER HALL
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

DETROIT, MI
TUE. NOVEMBER 13
SAINT ANDREW’S HALL
TICKETS | ALL AGES | RSVP

BOSTON, MA
THU. NOVEMBER 15
PARADISE ROCK CLUB
TICKETS | 18+ | RSVP

BOSTON, MA
FRI. NOVEMBER 16
PARADISE ROCK CLUB
TICKETS | 18+ | RSVP

BOSTON, MA
SAT. NOVEMBER 17
PARADISE ROCK CLUB
TICKETS | 18+ | RSVP

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Photo by Lucid Revolution

 


“WANT IT BACK” – THE FIRST OFFICIAL GRAND THEFT ORCHESTRA MUSIC VIDEO

not safe for work: contains stop-motion, paint, nipples, and unlawful consumption of australian candy bars. in just a few days it had over 100,000 hits on youtube (which makes me and jim batt, the director/animator, super happy). people really seem to love it…a couple might not, and they’re being sure to talk about it in the comments. my evil plan of postmodern deconstruction worked! people on youtube are yelling at each other about the nature of art. jim’s currently working on a more in-depth blog about the making of it all……if you wanna know when it goes up, go HERE and subscribe to the blog updates/follow via tumblr.

here it is (the link is below if the embed doesn’t show up for you):

unless you have a cool job that doesn’t mind inky-artsy-nudey-goodness, i suggest you wait ‘till you’re home to watch. or go hide in the bathroom for four minutes.
but have a look, and as always, please SHARE THE LINK: http://youtu.be/cZCadqQY-Lw
WE ARE THE MEDIA, MOFOS.

AFP

p.s. i have a SECRET….and it’s this: we’re going to making a NEW MUSIC VIDEO in early august (around the 5th/6th) in OKLAHOMA CITY. maybe with someone awesome. like wayne coyne of the flaming lips. maybe. if you’re in the area…we NEED EXTRAS! we will post info on the blog and twitter, so keep your eyes peeled. i can reveal no more about this matter.

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