With a new band called the Grand Theft Orchestra, Amanda Palmer--or Amanda Fucking Palmer, as she's also affectionately known--has announced her first new album in four years. Following Who Killed Amanda Palmer and a bitter split with former label Roadrunner, the Boston native launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier today to help fund the new album's release. Palmer's goal was $100,000, but she murdered that in the campaign's first seven hours. As of the time of this post, she's raised $174,830. Whoa.
Accompanying the music will be an art book featuring work inspired by the album. Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky, Shepard Fairey and Throwing Muses' Kristin Hersh are among the 30 artists who contributed. Additionally, Palmer's upcoming tour is set to visit six cities and will feature an art show/acoustic set on one day, and a set with the band "plugged in" on another.
You can see the dates below, after Palmer's informational video, but you should probably click here for the full scoop, because it's all looking pretty huge.
Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra tour dates: