The Dresden Dolls To Kick Off Fall US Tour in NYC

the_dresden_dollsAfter a long hiatus, The Dresden Dolls are thrilled to announce their first live tour in 3 years! The pioneering and influential “punk cabaret” duo comprised of Amanda Palmer (piano, vocals) and Brian Viglione (drums, guitar, bass) will be kicking off a few weeks of dates starting on Halloween at Irving Plaza in NYC. The date marks the exact 10th anniversary of the birth of the band (Viglione met Palmer on Halloween night of 2000, at an art/salon party at Palmer’s house, at which she was playing her solo songs on piano.) “Amanda’s songwriting was so brilliant and raw, I couldn’t have designed a more perfectly suited counterpart. I knew then I’d found my musical accomplice.”, says Viglione. They will also make a stop in New Orleans for a special gulf oil spill relief-benefit for BTNEP, an organization that is working to preserve, protect, and restore the Barataria and Terrebonne estuaries of Louisiana.

“The time apart has done nothing but given both of us an appreciation of how incredibly special and powerful our band is,” says Palmer. “Our live musical chemistry is completely unique, almost magical, and we don’t take that for granted. I can’t wait to get on a stage with Brian again. Nobody hits the drums like that man – he’s in a class all his own. And when we play together live, we create an entire world we can’t otherwise create.”

The current wave of theatrical artists are citing The Dolls and their flamboyant emotional and theatrical antics as an inspiration, from up-and-coming theatrical-pop artist and Dolls’ fan Marina & The Diamonds to Lady Gaga (who lists The Dresden Dolls as an influence on her MySpace)

Dates Are As Follows:

Oct 31 – NEW YORK CITY, NY@ Irving Plaza (w/ Surprise Guests)

Nov 12 – NEW ORLEANS, LA@ Tipitina’s (w/ Jason Webley)

Nov 13 – ATLANTA, GA@ The Buckhead Theatre (w/ Lille)

Nov 14 – LEXINGTON, KY@ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom (w/ Chico Fellini)

Nov 16 – ST. LOUIS, MO@ The Pageant (w/ Sleepy Kitty)

Nov 17 – CHICAGO, IL@ The Vic Theatre (w/ Mucca Pazza)

Nov 19th – DALLAS, TX@ Granada Theatre (w/ Girl In A Coma)

Nov 20 – HOUSTON, TX@ Fitzgerald’s (w/ Girl In A Coma)

Nov 21 – AUSTIN, TX@ La Zona Rosa (w/ Girl In A Coma)

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