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Dresden Dolls Gear Up For First Shows In 12 Years



Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione, better known as The Dresden Dolls, will reunite this year for a couple of shows in London.

The Dresden Dolls Live In London

The punk-cabaret duo's return to the stage will be held at the Troxy on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. The shows also mark the 18th anniversary of the band.

According to Complete Music Update, Palmer and Viglione first met on Oct. 31, 2000.

"The Dresden Dolls haven't played Europe or the UK in twelve years and it's high time," said Palmer on a statement. "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)."

This will be their first live performance in the United Kingdom in 12 years. The last time that Palmer and Viglione toured the country was in 2006 after the release of their second studio album, Yes, Virginia.

"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," added the singer/songwriter/author.

The Dresden Doll's performance at the Roundhouse London was a two-day festival that took place in November 2006. The shows featured a large number of artistic performers that include circus acts, gymnasts, cabaret dancers, and more. A live concert DVD was also released.

Palmer promised to perform their previous hit singles at the two-night concerts in London this year. The band will also perform some "experimental" music.

On a Facebook post, the music act stated on a Facebook post that no other dates or venues within the United Kingdom and Europe will be added. However, the Troxy can accommodate up to 3,000 fans per night.

Neither Palmer nor Viglione has announced whether a new album is coming out in the near future.

Tickets will be on sale starting Monday, May 21, at 10 a.m.

The Dresden Dolls On Hiatus

The Dresden Dolls announced that they are going on a hiatus in 2008 to pursue solo careers. Palmer, since then, has released a couple of albums including Who Killed Amanda Palmer, her solo debut, and Theater Is Evil, which was funded through Kickstarter.

She also authored a book titled The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help.

Meanwhile, Viglione pursued collaborations before finally joining Violent Femmes as a drummer in 2013.

The two have reunited a couple of times in the past few years.

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