As the lead singer, pianist, and lyricist/composer of the duo The Dresden Dolls, she appeared in videos, on major TV shows, and in many live performances including a debut at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. The band developed a cult following and released their debut album, The Dresden Dolls in 2002 with indie producer Martin Bisi (NYC) . The Dresden Dolls launched a reunion tour in 2010. Palmer has since started a solo career, and is also one half of the duo Evelyn Evelyn.
Amanda Palmer is no stranger to big productions. She has won many awards and staged musical and dramatic productions throughout her career. This month, in support her new solo record tour, Palmer launched a fundraising effort on Kickstarter that generated $400,000 in a couple of days!!!!
Palmer says “since i’m now without a giant label to front the gazillions of dollars that it always takes to manufacture and promote a record this big, i’m coming to you to gather funds … i think kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms like this are the BEST way to put out music right now – no label, no rules, no fuss, no muss. just us, the music, and the art. i’m also making sure EVERY PRODUCT sold through this kickstarter is unique to this campaign, to reward all of you who KNEW ME WHEN and were willing to support me from Day One.”
The fundraising continues through the month of May. On ‘Kickstarter’ she asks supporters for a minimum donation of $1, which gets them a digital download of the new album, and the rewards go up from there(including video shoots and live performances.