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Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra: Manchester Cathedral

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 25 October 2012

AMANDA PALMER IS NO STRANGER TO CONTROVERSY. The former Dresden Dolls singer writes songs about her experiences of date-rape and abortion. She somehow coaxed her growing fanbase to cough up more than $1m to finance her recent album Theatre Is Evil; she has appeared in a Brooklyn car park wearing just balloons, encouraging fans to come forward with pins until she was left naked.

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