Dresden Dolls announce first UK shows in 12 years

The Dresden Dolls have announced their first live shows in the UK for over a decade.

The punk-cabaret duo – consisting of Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione – last toured the UK 12 years ago in 2006, but will now return this October.

The pair will play two shows at London’s Troxy on October 30 and 31, marking their 18 year anniversary as a band.

Singer Palmer says of the news: “The Dresden Dolls haven’t played Europe or the UK in twelve years and it’s high time. We’ve always had an extra-special relationship with our freak-family in London, who were early punk-cabaret embracers from our very first show at Madame Jojo’s in Soho (RIP).”

“Our last shows at the Roundhouse will be hard to top but we expect that our Londoners will emerge in full finery, ready to dance, cry, mosh, and otherwise let go of every human inhibition as we destroy our instruments and selves on stage for your pleasure.”

“We’re going to play our favourite material and try out some experimental things. It’s The Dresden Dolls, just come prepared to be overwhelmed and delighted.”

Tickets for the Halloween performances go on sale at 10am on Monday (May 21). Find tickets and more information here.

Dresden Dolls last released an album in 2006 in the form of ‘Yes, Virginia…’

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