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May 2008
Please Read First!

We are currently redesigning the site and for the time being aren't making as many updates to the "news" section. When we return, everything will be spiffy and updated for your perusing, but for the time being, please check out:
The MySpace blog (for live updates and info)
The mailing list (info STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX!)

or even
The Shadowbox, the official DD forum where you can chat it up with many like-minded (and not so like-minded) Dolls fans like yourself

Thank you for being patient while we clean the house up and get ready to party!

May 28, 2008

Amanda Palmer Presents : The Establishment
at The Rothbury Music Festival July 3rd-6th
Additional details available at www.rothbury.com
Tickets and more on our calendar...

September 14 , 2007
Post-War Trade

In the many years of touring that I've done, one of the things i've been consistently impressed with is the high creative quality of the original artwork that people have brought to the shows in many forms. I can't tell you how many times i've seen someone with a handmade Dolls-inspired purse/shirt/lunchbox/duct-tape creation/thing and heard someone next to them say "you MADE that? can i PAY you to make ME one??"

so here it is, the age of over-inter-connectedness and the internet and it's time to change the world. I want to create an internet exchange forum in which really talented artists and artisans can directly reach out fans instead of posting photos their wares to the internet to get feedback. this is awesome but i would really like to see these artists making MONEY and doing BUSINESS with our fans. so it was that after years and years of discussion, the concept of Post-War Trade was born.

my good friend and fellow artist Katie Kay has agreed to take on the job of trying to organize this conceptual nightmare into a daydream reality, but we obviously can't do it without YOU. the main idea is to get as many artists and artisans as possible to submit their work, we will pick the stuff we think is amazing enough to be reproduced en masse, and the featured items will be sold on the net with the majority of the profit going back to the artist.


no artist is too professional or amateur to get involved. ANYTHING GOES. that means anything. even spandex, for christ's sake!!!!
if you can make it, and we love it and think other people will love it, we will sell it.
so spread the word to all your artist and artisan friends. there's a lot more information about the nitty gritty, katie kay will get y'all informed further.

from Katie Kay:
Calling all designers, artists, craftspeople and anyone who has ever thought of being any of those!

The Dresden Dolls are happy to announce their latest project, /Post-War Trade./ After years of seeing the most amazing pieces of art come from fans, we felt the need to share with the world at large—it is just too beautiful to keep under wraps! The time has come to bridge the gap between artist and fan, making these lovely creations available to everyone.

We'd love to see your best work—everything from wallets to lampshades to pillowcases, large fine art to toothbrush holders, journals to tea-cozies, alligator-leashes to zebra-saddles. The sky is the limit, as long as it incorporates Dresden Dolls-inspired imagery, or the name of the new project, /Post-War Trade/. We will hand-select several pieces at a time, and each artist will have a biography and photo featured along with their listing, as well as a link to a personal website. Artists and products will be in rotation, each one being featured for 3-4 months per cycle. Payment will work on a consignment or percentage basis, depending on the situation. Post-War Trade will be responsible for all marketing, sales and shipping, with a check being issued to the artist at the end of their featured time. After we receive photos of possible items, potential artists will be asked to provide us with a high-quality sample and should be able to reproduce several of the item within an agreed upon period of time.

We are looking for every level of artist, fans of the band and people new to our world—from people newly creating to established, professional designers! Please pass this along to your favorite artists, friends or talented enemies.

*This is the official call for /Post-War Trade/ submissions!
Send photos/ sketches of your work to postwartrade@dresdendolls.com.

Deadline for our initial launch is September 10th, 2007. If we select your item, you will be asked to mail in a sample, from there we will select the featured artists.
Quantities ordered will vary on an item-by-item basis, taking into account cost and time restraints.
Spread the word-- let's change the world of band merchandising, let's bring it into the hands of artists!

if you'd like more information or aren't sure about what this is all is or means, please email:postwartrade@dresdendolls.com

June 1, 2007
Amanda & Henry Rollins

Amanda will be interviewed by Henry Rollins (!) for a Hammer Conversation this July in LA.  More details can be found below - don’t miss it!

Hammer Conversation
Amanda Palmer and Henry Rollins
Saturday, July 7th - 7pm

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024 310 443 7000 www.hammer.ucla.edu  

No RSVP required, seating on first come first served basis We suggest early arrival - no later than half hour before start time Parking available under the museum.

This ongoing series pairs creative thinkers from a range of disciplines for engaging, provocative discussions on culture, science, and the arts. Hammer Conversations are free of charge. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to ensure entry or become a Hammer Member for priority seating.

HAMMER Conversations - Amanda Palmer & Henry Rollins
Amanda Palmer is the singer/songwriter/pianist for The Dresden Dolls, a Boston keyboard/drum duo famous around the globe for straddling the line between Weimar Cabaret and Punk. In 2006 she created The Onion Cellar, an original musical, and is currently working on a solo album with Ben Folds.
Originally known as the vocalist for legendary band Black Flag, Henry Rollins has become a modern day Renaissance man touring the world performing with his own Rollins Band, as an engaging public speaker, and on behalf of the USO. The Grammy winning performer, author, and actor currently occupies his time chatting up heavy hitters as the host of IFC’s The Henry Rollins Show, introducing listeners to hidden gems on his weekly radio show, and running his publishing company 2-13-61.

March 16, 2007
Introducing....Track of the Week

We will be featuring a new and unreleased Live track every week HERE.
First up, "Girl Anachronism" from The Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR on October 15th, 2006. 
Check back weekly for more!

March 12, 2007
True Colors Tour 2007

The Dresden Dolls are proud to announce their participation in the True Colors 2007 tour. The Nationwide run will feature the band alongside Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Debbie Harry, The Gossip and Margaret Cho.

More info and ticketing links can be found on the True Colors site HERE

February 21, 2007
Brian Viglione On Tour with HUMANWINE

Don't miss Brian this March and April on a national tour with HUMANWINE.
Tickets and more info can be found at the following sites:

February 19, 2007
Brian Viglione Drum Clinic
March 10, 2007 / Somerville, MA

Jamspot, Vic Firth, and Ziljidan are proud to present Brian Viglione of The Dresden Dolls’ first ever public educational drum clinic.  Viglione has recently brought his passion for music education to various Boston area universities and high schools inspiring students who are both drummers and non-drummers to express themselves creatively in the arts.  The workshop will be held March 10th, 2007 from 4-7 PM at the Jamspot studios in Somerville, MA.  Only 40 tickets will be available for this intimate and unique experience with Viglione.   The presentation is centered on the fundamental principals of playing the drum kit, philosophy of collaboration, personal craft, and approach to the full scope of overall performance.

The key points of the workshop are as follows:
• Identifying one’s role within an ensemble
• Exercises for listening and interacting with other musicians
• Physicality in performance
• Drumming as language and how to express one’s thoughts
• Developing control dynamics, both solo and as an accompanist
• Improvisation, imagination and how to play beyond the musician’s own perceived limits  

In his clinic, Viglione discusses how to develop one’s personal voice and what the student is trying to communicate through their instrument. Too often students are taught or expected to conform to a certain mold or expectation.  The latter part of the speech will focus on how to incorporate one’s natural impulses and artistic sensibility, without censoring any if the musician’s natural creative instincts.  Viglione will also discuss how to avoid bad habits and ways to constructively critique one’s own playing as well as listen for areas that the students individually want to correct and develop through a question and answer session.  The clinic will close with autographs and photos for all students that are interested.  Most importantly, this presentation is meant to inspire the player to create, equipping students with the skills and confidence to make music and art that reflects one’s own unique voice and experience.  

Brian Viglione Drum Clinic
March 10th, 2007; 4-7 PM
Location: Jamspot 111 South St Somerville, MA 02143
Tickets: $30 and are available by calling (617) 666-7529
Press Inquires, Questions More Information:  Emily@DresdenDolls.com

December 2, 2006
Join The Onion Cellar Street Team and win a free pair of tickets!

Help us spread the word about The Dresden Dolls' current production, The Onion Cellar in conjunction with the prestigious American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA.  The show is already garnering rave reviews from fans and critics alike.  

Here's what you have to do:
Download and print postcards and fliers HERE (PDF file)

Then go crazy plastering the fliers all over the city.  Don't forget to ask business owners permission when posting in coffee shops, restaurants, etc.  

The first 20 people who send us 7 digital photographs in completely separate areas all over the Boston area will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to an Onion Cellar performance of their choice.  

Please upload your digital photos on The Onion Cellar Street Team's Flickr account HERE

Once you have posted your photos please e-mail all of your photo links + contact info (Full Name, E-mail Address ) to nicholas_peterson@harvard.edu with the subject line as The Onion Cellar Street Team.  Add your mobile phone number if you want to join our Mobile Alert Club.

Questions?  Hit up streetteam@dresdendolls.com

December 4, 2006
Alternate version of "Sing" video
now available for viewing

Check out the alternate version of the "Sing" video directed by Michael Pope.

Click here

November 27, 2006
"Sing" Nominated for Subterranean's Best of 2006 - VOTE!

The Dresden Dolls' “Sing” video has been nominated for Subterranean's Best of 2006 – the top 10 voted videos will be played in the 12/17/06 episode of Subterranean on MTV2.
Go to http://sub.MTV2.com and click on VOTE.

October 6, 2006


September 15, 2006

featuring The Dresden Dolls
composed by Amanda Palmer
conceived by Amanda Palmer and Marcus Stern
text by Jonathan Marc Sherman
directed by Marcus Stern

December 9, 2006 - January 13, 2007
at Zero Arrow Theatre


A.R.T is providing special discounted prices for tickets for Dresden Dolls fans.
$20 non-table seating is available exclusively until November 1st.
There is also special discounted table seating available.

The Dresden Dolls are taking the world by storm. This punk cabaret duo from Boston are incredible musicians whose smart, personal, intricate songs and mesmerizing live performance have earned them a cult following. Now don't tell anyone, but there's a rumor that the Dolls may be appearing at a bizarre underground club somewhere in Cambridge - an Onion Cellar, where the audience peel onions for emotional release, where you never quite know who's sitting next to you, where your life could change forever.

August 2, 2006
LIVE BROADCAST of The Dresden Dolls Performance at Lollapalooza!

Didn’t get tickets to Lollapalooza?
You can STILL watch The Dresden Dolls perform LIVE as it’s happening from Grant Park in Chicago.
Don’t miss out! Click here to go to the AT&T blue room and enjoy hours of free, uninterrupted, live streaming coverage from Lollapalooza Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 4th-6th.
The webcast will feature live performances from The Dresden Dolls and more!
So check it out!

July 24, 2006
Second London Show Added

Due to overwhelming demand, a secons show has been added at the Roundhouse in London. Check the tour calendar for complete details and ticketing info!

July 12, 2006
Fuck The Back Row - Montage from Brooklyn Lyceum
by Peter Sand

click to view


July 5, 2006
Upcoming In Store Performances

07/28/06  Seattle, WA
Acoustic instore performance & CD signging
2209 NW Market Street / Seattle, WA 98107
time 5:30-7pm

07/30/06 San Francisco, CA
Acoustic instore performance & CD signging
1855 Haight Street / San Francisco ,CA 94117
time 2pm-4pm

June 9, 2006
A Night of Short Films and Dadaist Vaudeville with The Dresden Dolls & Co. coming this July to a city near YOU

Amanda Palmer will be hitting the road this summer with a typically ambitious experiment: Celluloid vaudeville!
A program consisting of short films selected from submissions by the Dolls' feverishly creative fan base will be peppered with thought provoking vaudeville antics in cities across America. Amanda will cap off the night in typical piano-destroying fashion, singing songs culled from popular and not-so-popular film soundtracks (expect John Hughes, Pink Floyd AND Disney Classics. Deep Throat? Oklahoma? She’s still working on it).
Curated by long-time collaborator and indie film-iconoclast Michael Pope (director of the band’s award-winning videos and live DVD), and BriAnna Olson (producer of the band’s music video ‘Sing’) these film shorts are a mixture of high art, humor, sexiness and downright weirdness. Including never-before-seen band documentary footage and amazing fan-made music videos inspired by and set to the music of The Dresden Dolls, this program is a celebration of true underground filmmaking.

Every city promises to be a unique event including local MC’s, artist installations, theater groups and other oddball performance artists who will beguile the crowds with entre-act entertainment.  This will be a truly intimate, bizarre cinematic experiment not to be missed!!

The evnts will be held in Boston, New York, Columbus, Chicago, Minneapolis, Toronto, Montreal, ST Louis, Denver, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.


April 25, 2006
Video Interview: FaceCulture

FaceCulture met singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer and drummer Brian Viglione of The Dresden Dolls in the American hotel in Amsterdam. Amanda spoke about learning to trust Brian, the new album Yes, Virginia, writing songs, having a proper producer, darkness and light, polluting cars, American history and lots more!!


April 13, 2006

Check Out the Yes, Virginia eCard and enter to win a Dresden Dolls iPod engraved with Amanda and Brian's autographs and filled with all of their music.

Watch the Sing video, listen to the music, check out song lyrics and album art, read bios, and tons more.

Also... the entire album is available for listening exclusively on MySpace

April 1, 2006
Upcoming In-Store Performances

Live In-Store Acoustic Performance & Meet and Greet with The Dresden Dolls
Monday, April 3rd at 5pm
Gray Whale
1773 W. 4700 South / Taylorsville, UT 84118 / 801.964.5700
*first 40 people to pre-order the album get a free ticket to their show later that evening.

Tuesday, April 4th at 6pm
Twist & Shout
300-B East Alameda / Denver, CO 80209 / 303.722.1943
*first 40 people to pre-order the album get a free ticket to their show later that evening.

Wednesday, April 5th at 5pm
9108 Metcalf Avenue / Kansas City, KS 66212 / 913.642.3642
*first 50 people to pre-order the album at the instore get a free ticket to their show later that evening.

Sunday, April 9th at 4pm
FYE, Colonie Center
1425 Central Ave / Colonie, NY 12205 / 518.437.0727
*first 60 people to pre-order the album get a free ticket to their show April 9th. Starting April 1st.

Tuesday, April 18th at 6pm
Tower Sports Arena
3601 Sports Arena Blvd / San Diego, CA 92110 / 619.224.3333
*first 40 people to pre-order the album get a free ticket to their show later that evening.
Available Now.

Live Instore Performance & Meet and Greet with The Dresden Dolls
Wednesday, April 19th at 9:30pm
Virgin Megastore- Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd Suite 105 / Hollywood, CA 90028 / 323.769.8520

Saturday, April 22nd at 2pm
Virgin Megastore, Union Sq
52 E 14th St / New York, NY 10003 / 212-598-4666
*first 70 people to purchase the album starting 4/18 get a free ticket to their show on April 22nd.

March 14, 2006
  The US release date for Yes, Virginia is April 18, 2006
We are happy to announced the International Release Dates for Yes, Virginia
April 14 Italy

April 15 Australia

April 17 Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finalnd, Holland, Hungary, Israel, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, UK

April 18 France, Spain

April 19 Sweden

April 21 Austria, Germany, Switzerland

May 10 Japan

"Sing" Release Dates

March 31 Germany - digital single

March 13 UK - digital single

May 1 UK - hard single

January 12, 2006
  The "Paradise" DVD is now onsale at Amazon for $6.99.
Click here to buy  

January 10, 2006
    The Dresden Dolls Companion/Sheet Music Book Available For Pre-Order
    click here to order
    Songbook / $34.95 + shipping
    The Dresden Dolls' Companion Song Book is Coming
    After years in the making, The Dresden Dolls' first songbook will be arriving in July. ABOUT F*^&ING TIME.
    This extraordinary 180 page book contains tons of never-before seen  color photos of the band throughout the years, sheet music/guitar tabs  from the band's debut record, The Dresden Dolls, and extensive insight  into the song-writing, song-meanings and process by which the record  was prepared and recorded. Each page of sheet music has scribbled  extras and suggestions hand-written in by Amanda. The book is bound  with a strong spiral binding so it doesn't snap shut when laid on a  piano, because Amanda knows how annoying that is. The Companion also  includes a bonus video disc containing an 20-minute intimate and  impromtu interview with Amanda in her kitchen during the creation of  the album artwork." The Songbook will be available in July 2006. At  $34.95 this will be a collectors item for musicians and fans alike.