Recently, American firebrand songwriter Amanda Palmer respectfully postponed her tour to help writer friend C Anthony Martignetti get through the next stage of his cancer treatment. We trust he's doing fine because Palmer has now announced rescheduled UK dates.
The new dates for her Theatre is Evil tour with her own Grand Theft Orchestra will begin in Manchester on 11th July, followed by London on the 12th, then Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and finally Dublin on the 18th.
Tickets on sale now, priced at £17.50 (or £16 for Edinburgh, £19.50 for London and 20.00 for Dublin) with tickets for the original spring dates remaining valid for the new shows. Amanda Palmer will also be playing at this year's Glastonbury Festival in June.
Contrary to her debut-album's pun-packed title, no-one has killed Amanda Palmer, but she has risen above a few controversies to keep things, shall we say, a little lively since 2008. Maybe calling yourself Amanda F*cking Palmer has set the tone, or railing against your record company (no bad thing sometimes), or any one of the alleged controversies listed on Wikipedia. Ho hum - controversy, eh?
What certainly isn't 'ho' and 'hum' about Palmer is her passion for delivery - no sitting on stage tinkling the ivories with a twee grin and 'I love you, baby' lyrics. Instead, you're more likely to be blown away by the likes of her Ben Folds co-produced "Leeds United", "Oasis" and "Guitar Hero" from the debut, or anything from her latest album for that matter. Already proven to be an upstart of a release, "Theatre is Evil" bothered the US Top 10 last year and hasn't done too badly over here.