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Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman, photo from AfP online

Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman, photo from AfP online

Amanda Palmer starts a brief UK book tour tomorrow. Shows will include signings for her Art of Asking book, Q & A style chats, some solo performances from Palmer, combinations of guests for musical performances, and occasional appearances and talks by Palmer’s husband and noted author Neil Gaiman. She will wrap up the summer opening for Morrisey on July 25th. Following the tour Palmer is taking some time off for the birth of her first child.

Amanda Palmer things about things



Palmer has also released a new song, a new version of ‘The Things About Things’ as released on all digital formats and detailed on Palmer’s Patreon account.

Palmer commented on her blog about the UK, webcasts, Patreon and the new track:

a few quick notes for the UK:

some shows are sold out or close to sold out, but there are still a handful of tickets. i’ve also added some events, including a FREE live radio show at the HAY FESTIVAL on saturday, if you’re around there at 3 pm and want to see me read an open letter for the BBC in their broadcasting tent! My official Hay Festival show is that night (music and interview) and only £8.00, so come, come come.

BELFAST: you’re the only city that looks like it might not sell out before show day. TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THE SHOW (june 14th, at limelight)!


in news:

a new (beautiful) recording of “the things about things” was the last, um, thing. people seemed very happy with it. all the info (including where to find it on bandcamp, my site, iTunes, etc), plus a story about the writing of the song, and the lyrics, are up on my patreon page.”



Amanda Palmer Tour Dates and events

Jun 13: Seafront Marquee At Dillons Park, Dalkey Book Festival, Dalkey, EI

All ages- Amanda speaking session at 4PM

Jun 13: Seafront Marquee At Dillons Park, Dalkey Book Festival

Free Book signing at 4:45

Jun 13: Academy – Dublin, EI
The Art Of Asking Book Tour /Post-Show Book Signing

Jun 14: Limelight- Belfast, County Antrim, UK
The Art Of Asking Book Tour /Post-Show Book Signing

Jul 06: Bearsville Theatre- Woodstock, NY
An Evening With Amanda Palmer & Friends
With Pwr Bttm – Lady Moon & The Eclipse

Jul 11: Columbus Theatre- Providence, Rhode Island
An Evening With Amanda Palmer & Pwr Bttm
-plus Special Guest Neil Gaiman-

Jul 25: San Jose Event Center – San Diego, CA
Morrissey wit Amanda Palmer opening

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