Amanda Palmer has announced a new album: There Will Be No Intermission is out on March 8, 2019, which is International Women’s Day. Today, she’s shared the LP’s first single “Drowning in the Sound.” The original demo of the track was released in 2017 to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Listen to the single below.
In a statement, Palmer said, “I feel more urgency than ever to share the naked truth of my experiences.” She continued, “The kind of stories that I’m sharing on this record—abortion, miscarriage, cancer, grief, the darker sides of parenthood—have been therapeutic and frightening to write. But every time I play them for my friends and fans, the nodding heads of empathy have lit a fire under my ass to record and release them.”
Palmer’s new record was produced by John Congleton and features contributions from frequent collaborators Jason Webley and Jherek Bischoff, keyboardist Max Henry, and drummer Joey Waronker. Along with the record, Palmer is sharing a companion portfolio, also titled There Will Be No Intermission. Made with art-team Kahn & Selesnick, it features photographic portraits of Palmer and her husband, author Neil Gaiman.
Beginning in March 2019, Amanda Palmer will head out on a North American tour. The seated theater shows will feature Palmer playing solo on grand piano. Check out her schedule below. Tickets are available here.
03-13-14 Austin, TX – South by Southwest
03-21 Detroit, MI – The Cathedral at the Masonic Temple
03-22 Toronto, Ontario – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
03-23 Montreal, Quebec – Ludger-Duverney Theatre at Monument National
04-05 Washington, DC – National Theatre
04-06 Philadelphia, PA – Temple Performing Arts Center
04-12 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
04-13 Saint Paul, MN – The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
04-19 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
04-20 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
05-10 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
05-11 Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at Ace Hotel
05-17 Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Centre
05-18 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
05-30 St. Louis, MO – The Pagenat
05-31 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
06-01 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
06-06 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
06-07 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
06-08 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom