Award-winning author Neil Gaiman and DIY-musician Amanda "Fucking" Palmer are embarking on a brief co-headline tour of the West Coast this Fall, starting with a Halloween engagement at Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. Please note, the Vancouver date has been moved to November 6.
The newlywed (and anything but conventional) couple are billing the event as "An Evening with Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer" and promise an unusual and intimate few hours of spoken word, songs, stories, chats with the audience, and – given Palmer’s penchant for the unplanned – more than a few surprises. The stage will contain a piano, a ukulele, two microphones, and (Amanda claims) a few comfortable twitter-sourced armchairs. The couple are also Kickstarter-ing a project in tandem with the tour through which fans can purchase VIP seating and access to soundcheck. Also, fans who are unable to get to the limited run of dates can still get access to an audio recording from the tour and merchandise.
Palmer shares: "This show will be very different beast from the loud, crazed rock shows that I’m accustomed to…and also very different from the relatively well-behaved readings to which Neil is accustomed. Neil and I are both very close with our fanbases, and, even though there’s quite a bit of crossover, this tour is a like one big, long reception in which our two fan-familes get to meet each other. We wanted to keep the venues cozy and seated, and make the night feel like an after-hours salon more than a formal show. As Neil and I get closer to our fanbases online through blogging and tweeting, it’s nice to spend some actual quality offline facetime with everybody. We’re both really looking forward to it, I think this tour is going to provide some serious soul-food all around."
Neil said, "I’ve read things at Amanda’s concerts. She’s sung things at my readings. This will be whatever happens when we get together on a stage for two hours. I haven’t done a reading tour for a decade, and there are things I’m really excited about reading to a live audience. I’m hoping that Amanda’s fans will put up with the messy-haired Englishman reading them stories, and that mine will enjoy the beautiful lady signing them songs of angst, post-modernism and woe. Or possibly vice versa. Also, it will be fun."
For special access as well as tour audio & merchandise go to Kickstarter & be sure to catch Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman on tour this fall!
Amanda Palmer Tour Dates
10/28: San Diego, CA @ Birch North Park Theatre
w/ The Jane Austen Argument
10/29: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre, A Halloween Spectacular
w/ Jason Webley & The Petrojvic Blasting Co.
10/31: Los Angeles, CA @ Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 7pm
11/4: San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts, 7pm
11/6: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre, 7pm
11/8: Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre, 7pm
11/9: Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre w/ Jason Webley, 7pm