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Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman

12 August 2012 at 7:30pm
at The Queen's Hall

7.15pm Doors Open                                                                                                        7.30pm Andrew O'Neill                                                                                                               7.50pm Michael Pope                                                                                                       8.15pm Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman                                                                     PLEASE NOTE THESE TIMINGS ARE APROXIMATE

Award-winning author Neil Gaiman and DIY-musician Amanda Palmer are bringing their evening of song and spoken word to Edinburgh- their first and only full-length appearance together in Europe this year!

The newlywed (and anything but conventional) couple have billed the event as "An Evening with Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer" and promise an unusual and intimate few hours of spoken word, songs, stories, chats with the audience- based off the success of a similar tour in the US last year. The stage will contain a piano, a ukulele, two microphones, and (Amanda claims) a few comfortable twitter-sourced armchairs. But as ever in this ragtag circus- anything goes and surprises galore afoot.

Palmer shares: "This show is very different beast from the loud, crazed rock shows that I'm accustomed to...and also very different from the relatively well-behaved readings to which Neil is accustomed. Neil and I are both very close with our fan bases, and, even though there's quite a bit of crossover, this show is a like one big, long reception in which our two fan-families get to meet each other. We wanted to keep the venue cosy and seated, and make the night feel like an after-hours salon more than a formal show. As Neil and I get closer to our fan bases online through blogging and tweeting, it's nice to spend some actual quality offline face time with everybody. We're both really looking forward to it; I think this show is going to provide some serious soul-food all around."

Neil said, "I've read things at Amanda's concerts. She's sung things at my readings. This is whatever happens when we get together on a stage for two hours. I haven't done a reading tour for a decade, and there are things I'm really excited about reading to a live audience. I'm hoping that Amanda's fans will put up with the messy-haired Englishman reading them stories, and that mine will enjoy the beautiful lady signing them songs of angst, post-modernism and woe. Or possibly vice versa. Also, it will be fun."

Web www.amandapalmer.net
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Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman
Event Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman
Date 12 August 2012 at 7:30pm
Tickets £17.50 + £1.50 booking fee per ticket. This fee is charged on all sales for this event (ie telephone, internet, in person). If you buy tickets online, there is an additional 50p per ticket credit/debit card fee.
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