The Dresden Dolls reunite for a tour and new music
14 years ago, underground legends The Dresden Dolls went on a long hiatus after three albums. Their cult following has been devastated but not starved given that lead singer Amanda Palmer has been releasing solo work since 2008. Today Palmer took to Facebook to announce that she was joining long-lost bandmate Brian Viglione for another Dresden Dolls record.
The Dresden Dolls debuted a collection of live performances on A is for accident in 2003. A year later we had an official debut album, the self-titled LP released on 8 Feet. Registration. Their unique approach to mixing alternative pop and rock pairs well with their extremely weird visual and makeup faces. They released two more albums before Palmer went solo to release an acclaimed discography. Now, four years after their last shows when they played three shows in London (their first shows in Europe in 12 years), the duo seem to be back for good, as Palmer announced today via the networks social below and full tweet below
“oh. my. god. four years apart, due to all the painful circumstances no one would probably care to discuss. we are all so crippled and survived.
and now, reunited in love and friendship and the eternal bonds of cabaret punk. Said Palmer in a recent post. “The band is reforming, guys. we’re gonna make new, electrically flamboyant doll music, record it, and tour…everywhere.
The message does not go into the details of the separation but focuses more on what will come from the group. Palmer has confirmed that there will be new music and a tour. No date was confirmed but Palmer went on to say “we’ve been through things you wouldn’t believe, and so our group will be 10,000x stronger.
That is going to take time. I’m moderately traumatized – I’m not saying this jokingly – by the things that have happened over the past few years. I need a long time to recover. then I can work from optimal conditions.
In due time, the Dresden Dolls will return to their throne as underground rock royalty.
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four years apart.
as long as we were going to do.
damn this pandemic.
but the @DresdenDolls are back. my brother-soul-music-friend-drummer: brian viglione.
we’ll rock you with the saddest, happiest, quietest, most beautiful music we’ve ever made.
—Amanda Palmer ???? (@amandapalmer) June 6, 2022
me walking out like a complete jerk here but THE DRESDEN DOLLS ARE WORKING ON NEW MUSIC HOLY SHIT
— mcqueen cuff (@chickengizzardy) June 6, 2022