Amanda Palmer, support

Aurélie Montfrond 16/02/2009

The Sugar Club may be one of the only places I enjoy going to in Dublin. It looks like a cinema theatre; everyone can see what is happening on stage whilst being seated. Amanda confirms her appreciation of the venue: This looks fucking civilized.

The gig was sold out. No wonder, since Amanda is the frontwoman of the internationally known punk cabaret band The Dresden Dolls. It did not seem to take that much to continually grab the attention of the audience - just a keyboard and a ukulele. The most talented artists have the ability to impress anyone with the rawest materials. She sang a couple of songs by her band The Dresden Dolls along with her new solo work, including Astronaut, for the opening of the show. This is the first single taken from her recently released debut solo album Who killed Amanda Palmer.

She seemed full of energy. She ended the show by playing a cover of Radiohead's Creep on the ukulele while the entire crowd was singing along. People stood in queue blocking the exit door. It looked like they were on a plane waiting to be unloaded but they were actually waiting to get an autograph. We had to wait for them to leave but I did not blame them. This was one of the best gigs in Dublin since Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and Leonard Cohen. Please come back soon.

Amanda Palmer released her debut solo album last September 2008 Who Killed Amanda Palmer and is currently on tour throughout Europe, Australia, USA and Japan.

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