Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra: Theatre is Evil
Record label rebel, Amanda Palmer has gathered a new band of misfits and recorded an album in Melbourne, Australia. An album that’s funding broke Kickstater records with a total of $1,192,793 donated.
Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra recently embarked on their Summer Promo Tour for their new album Theatre is Evil (title and cover art recently revealed through Twitter and Facebook), which will be released this September.
As promised, they will be weaving their way through six cities: Berlin, London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angles, and Boston performing “traditional” rock shows, plus intimate art show openings and acoustic performances for VIP Kickstarter backers.
Palmer has become internet famous for staying directly connected to her fans and inventing money-making/donation opportunities that allow her to remain outside of the greedy and sometimes insane demands of being under a record label.
An influx of popular artists have been using websites like Kickstarter to fund their creativity in similar ways as Palmer, but the 24,883 backers for Theatre is Evil is remarkable, thanks to her internet-fostered cult following across the world. She is absolutely correct; “This is the future of music.”
Above is Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra’s new-wave inspired single “Want It Back.”