Written by: Alex Green
The Dresden Dolls are back.
The beloved duo comprised of Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione announced a string of dates, the first of which will be an auspicious Halloween gig–the duo first met at a Halloween party held at Palmer’s house nearly 20 years ago.
While the Halloween show will be in Washington D.C., the band will then play a three-night residency at the Paradise Rock Club, November 3, 4 and 6.
The Paradise was the locale for many early Dresden Dolls gigs, so these dates mark a kind of artistic homecoming.
Of the upcoming dates, Viglione, had this to say in a press release: “Halloween and the act of transforming yourself outwardly to strut your inner, totem-animal are in the very life blood of The Dresden Dolls. From the very first time we played the Paradise in autumn 2003 for our debut album release, we called on our fans and friends to come dressed to the nines for the occasion, and soon it spread world-wide via our most spunky followers in The Brigade. It’s a perfect time to celebrate the Ruby Red 40th Anniversary of this classic Boston rock venue, and the 14th Band-iversary of the cities stripiest duo.”
Palmer added: “The Dresden Dolls never really die, we just hibernate eternally, crawling our of our coffin when we are hungry for blood. But seriously…these shows will be an epic and heartfelt communion with our roots and our oldest and dearest fans. We were happy to play massive shows in 5,000-seat venues this past summer, but there’s nothing like playing to a sweaty club of Especially in these dark political times, we’re in need of some good old-fashioned political satire and fresh reasons to howl at the sky. Expect the Unexpected, and come ready to weep and dressed to kill.”
Tickets for the 9:30 Club go on sale this Thursday August 17th at 10am ET and for the Boston shows, this Friday, August 18th at 10am ET. For complete details and ticket information, click here:
THE DRESDEN DOLLS
31 – Washington, DC – 9:30 9:30 Club
3 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
4 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
6 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club