Amanda Palmer details new album ‘There Will Be No Intermission’

New Sounds: Palmer's first solo album in six years is out in March, just before her North American theater tour


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Every year feels like a productive year for Amanda Palmer, but 2019 appears to have a bit more urgency to it. The Massachusetts-born singer-songwriter and artist has this week detailed her new album, There Will Be No Intermission, and set a certain mood for the new LP, her first solo effort in six years, with its first single, a yearning, piano-fueled tune titled “Drowning In The Sound” that feels like an early callback to her Dresden Dolls days.

“I’ve never been nervous about releasing a record before, but this one is different,” Palmer says. “The rise of global fascism alongside the spreading fire of #MeToo has forged a louder megaphone for all women, and we’re all seeing that radical truth is infectious. I feel more urgency than ever to share the naked truth of my experiences. 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.”

There Will Be No Intermission is out March 8, and alongside it comes a companion artbook of narrative photography. Just after the LP’s release, Palmer will tour North America, performing solo on grand piano, her first-ever tour without backup musicians or collaborators. She arrives at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on April 19.

Listen to “Drowning In The Sound” below, and check out all Palmer’s dates after the jump.

Featured image by Kahn & Selesnick.

March 13 – 14 – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 21 – Detroit, MI – The Cathedral – Masonic Temple
March 22 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
March 23 – Montreal, QC – Monument National – Ludger-Duvernay Theatre
April 5 – Washington, DC – National Theatre
April 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Temple Performing Arts Center
April 12 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
April 13 – St. Paul, MN – The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
April 19 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
April 20 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
May 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
May 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at Ace Hotel
May 17 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Centre
May 18 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
May 30 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
May 31 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
June 1 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
June 6 – Vancouver, BC – The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
June 7 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
June 8 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom