Amanda Palmer Raises Over 1.1 Million Via Kickstarter, Announces New Album Title Theatre is Evil

Amanda Palmer, singer, songwriter, and pianist, raised over 1.1 million dollars via Kickstarter for her arts campaign. The arts campaign will fund her new album, Theatre is Evil, as well as her tour and an art book that she will put together.

photo by Raymond Flotat

photo by Raymond Flotat

The campaign rapped up yesterday. She raised a total of $1,192, 793 from her Kickstarter campaign. She is the highest funded music project in the site’s history and the seventh Kickstarter to break one million dollars. She calls her Kickstarter campaign “the future of music”. She turned to Kickstarter when she broke away from her record label in 2010 in order to have more freedom and more control over her music. She claims that the biggest accomplishment of her project is to give proof to other musicians that Kickstart can be used as a platform to fund music projects instead of music labels.

Her new album, Theatre is Evil, is collaboration between her and The Grand Theft Orchestra. They worked on the album for 4 years, and now they finally have the money to produce it in a studio professionally and mass distribute it all over the world.

Palmer shares in an interview with writers from pastemagazine.com her thoughts about writing her new album:

I think I’ve gotten to the point in my career that I can do what I want without being afraid. As crazy and backwards as it sounds, I think I was afraid for a long time to allow myself to write the songs that came into my head—I edited a lot, especially if I thought things were too standard, too normal, too poppy. Then I got to a point where I’d get songs in my head and I’d say, “Well, it’s poppy, but it’s DAMN good …” and I’d allow myself that indulgence. When I was younger I was afraid to do that, I was always going in a sabotaging my simpler songs, and complicating everything on purpose. Now I don’t. And the band I’ve put together is an absolute miracle. We had a blast in the studio and we’re going to have a blast on tour. I have a band of art soul brothers.

Search for Amanda Palmer albums on Amazon

By Sara Frondoni Posted in News


Related Amanda Palmer Content:

Features
Video Interview: Amanda Palmer on Theatre is Evil, Her Kickstarter, The Dresden Dolls and More
mxdwn Best of SXSW 2013

High Fidelity
Evelyn Evelyn – Evelyn Evelyn
Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra -Theatre is Evil

News
Amanda Palmer Releases Download of New Single
Amanda Palmer Raises Over 1.1 Million Via Kickstarter, Announces New Album Title Theatre is Evil
Amanda Palmer to Speak Live at SXSW 2013
Watch: Amanda Palmer Covers Rihanna’s “Umbrella” at a Ninja Gig in Tel-Aviv
Watch: Amanda Palmer Covers Nirvana’s “Polly”
Amanda Palmer Postpones Tour Dates to Help Sick Best Friend in Boston
Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer Announce 3-Disc Set An Evening With Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer Set for November 2013 Release
Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley Present Evelyn Evelyn
Everyone Loves Amanda Palmer’s New Radiohead EP
Amanda Palmer releases “Ukulele Anthem” Single, Artwork by Shepard Fairy
Webcast: Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra to Perform Live Stream Record Release Concert
Watch: Amanda Palmer Cover “Time Warp” Live Featuring Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Richard O’Brien
Amanda Palmer Writes Open Letter To Morrissey, Says “Let Me Help You”
Amanda Palmer Says She Will Not Include Jian Ghomeshi On Her Book Tour
Amanda Palmer To Release Donation-Based Radiohead Covers Ukulele EP
Watch: Amanda Palmer, Moby, Stephen Merritt, Neil Gaiman Perform Science Fiction/Double Feature
Listen and Download: Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra Release New Single “The Killing Type”
Watch: Amanda Palmer and The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne Collaborate on NSFW Video “Do It With A Rockstar”
LISTEN: Amanda Palmer Releases Stream of New Song “The Thing About Things”
Amanda Palmer Announces Fall 2014 Tour Dates And Book Signings
Tegan & Sara, Scarlett Johansson, And Others Cover Steel Train
Watch: Evelyn, Evelyn “Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn”/ An Evening With Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer Tour Dates
Watch: The Flaming Lips and Amanda Palmer’s Extremely NSFW Video for “The First Time I Saw Your Face”
Newport Folk Fest Announces 2013 Lineup Including Amanda Palmer, The Lumineers, Old Crow Medicine Show, and More
Amanda Palmer Announces Book “The Art of Asking” For November 2014 Release
Amanda Palmer To Star in Cabaret
Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman Announce Co-Headline West Coast Fall Dates
Amanda Palmer To Start Paying Musicians
Amanda Palmer Accepts The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Amanda Palmer Arrested in Amsterdam
SXSW 2013 Announces Fifth Round Showcasing Performers Including Amanda Palmer, Phosphorescent, Captain Murphy and More
Amanda Palmer Parts Ways with Roadrunner Records
Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds, Neil Gaiman, and Damian Kulash to Write and Record Eight Songs in Eight Hours
Watch: Amanda Palmer Debuts Very Naked NSFW Video for “Want It Back”
Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra Announces New Years Eve Show Purple Rain
Watch: Amanda Palmer Releases New Video “The Bed Song”
Amanda Palmer Vows To Take a Long Break From Touring

Reviews
Amanda Palmer – Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele
Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra Live at The Roxy
Various Artists – A Tribute To Repo Man
Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer – An Evening With…

Top Story
Amanda Palmer Offers Free New Download

Comments