Now that the alt-tastic couple of Dresden Dolls‘ Amanda Palmer and author Neil Gaiman has tied the knot, the time has come to bring together the two’s “fan-families” for a pow-wow. Starting Halloween, An Evening With Neil Gaiman And Amanda Palmer will be traveling the West Coast to delight audiences with spoken word, readings from Gaiman’s unpublished works, stories, banter and what Gaiman calls “songs of angst, post-modernism and woe.”
Palmer and Gaiman are funding the tour with proceeds from a a Kickstarter campaign, which raised more than triple their goal of $20,000 in its first 48 hours. Fans hoping to score copies of the recordings of their performances, VIP tickets or access to the soundcheck have donated about $86,460 to the campaign so far. With the funds, the couple will be dragging a piano, ukulele, “some other weird instruments” and some armchairs onstage in an attempt to connect to members of their evidently very devoted followings.
Whatever happens, it’s probably going to be weird. Palmer, who has toured as half of Evelyn Evelyn, the imaginary pair of conjoined twins with a tragic backstory, is known for her spontaneous performances. As for her husband, Gaiman almost exclusively writes odd stuff, like the book Coraline and some audio theater pieces.
Tour Dates For Amanda Palmer:
10/28 – San Diego, CA – Birch North Park Theatre
10/29 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
10/31 – Los Angeles, CA – Wilshire Ebell Theatre *
11/04 – San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts *
11/08 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre *
11/09 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre *
11/10 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre *
* An Evening With Neil Gaiman And Amanda Palmer