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    Mon, 23 Jun 2008 12:50:32

    Half of the Dresden Dolls Goes Solo - No, not the drummer

    Ben Folds Photos

    • Ben Folds - NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Filmmaker Richard Curtis and singer-songwriter Ben Folds attend the after party for the 'About Time' & 'Jimmy P: Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian' premieres during the 51st New York Film Festival at Porter House at Time Warner Center on October 1, 2013 in New York City.
    • Ben Folds - NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: (L-R) Singer-songwriter Ben Folds, actor Domhnall Gleeson, filmmaker Richard Curtis and actor Bill Nighy attend the after party for the 'About Time' & 'Jimmy P: Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian' premieres during the 51st New York Film Festival at Porter House at Time Warner Center on October 1, 2013 in New York City.
    • Ben Folds - NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Filmmaker Richard Curtis and singer-songwriter Ben Folds attend the after party for the 'About Time' & 'Jimmy P: Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian' premieres during the 51st New York Film Festival at Porter House at Time Warner Center on October 1, 2013 in New York City.

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    Amanda Palmer, the singer/keyboardist half of The Dresden Dolls, has confirmed the release of her first solo record. Due out September 16 through Roadrunner, Who Killed Amanda Palmer features collaborations with Annie Clark of St. Vincent (a Carousel cover, "What's the Use of Wonderin'"), East Bay Ray of the Dead Kennedys, cellist Zoe Keating, and string arranger/composer Paul Buckmaster. Oh, and Ben Folds produced it. On the design side, noted graphic novelist Neil Gaiman (see the landmark Sandman series) contributed liner notes. He and Palmer are also working on a book of photography for the release.

    Palmer will spend the rest of the summer bouncing between solo gigs and festival dates with the Dresden Dolls. A full solo tour is expected this fall.

    Who Killed Amanda Palmer:

    1. Astronaut
    2. Runs in the Family
    3. Ampersand
    4. Leeds United
    5. Blake Says
    6. Strength Through Music
    7. Guitar Hero
    8. Have to Drive
    9. What's the Use of Wondrin
    10. Melissa Mahoney
    11. The Point of It All
    12. Another Year

    And those live dates:

    6/20 Boston, MA - Symphony Hall (with the Boston Pops)
    7/3 Rothbury, MI - Rothbury Festival (The Dresden Dolls)
    8/4 West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
    8/6 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
    8/8 Chicago, IL - Lakeshore Theater
    8/9 Toronto, Ontario - Rivoli
    8/11 New York, NY - South Street Seaport
    8/14 Salzburg, Austria - Frequency Fest (The Dresden Dolls)
    8/15 Erfurt, Germany - Highfield Festival (The Dresden Dolls)
    8/16 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop (The Dresden Dolls)
    8/19 Hamburg, Germany - Docks
    8/20 Cologne, Germany - Gebäude
    8/21 London, England - ICA
    10/17 Milan, Italy - Music Drome
    10/23 Paris, France - La Boule Noire
    10/24 Ghent, Belgium - Handelsbeurs

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    06.23.08



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