AFP Shatters Kickstarter Records; SF Show SOLD OUT!

Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft OrchestraAmanda Palmer has shattered records for crowd-funding musicians on Kickstarter. After reaching her initial goal of $100,000 in only seven hours, the presale has climbed to over $730,000! Last night, as a special treat to her backers, Amanda released an early taste of her new album. And now Check out the MP3 for “Do It with a Rockstar” below:

With the album set to drop in September, Amanda Palmer and her new band The Grand Theft Orchestra will embark on a six-city international tour consisting of Art & Acoustic Events and live rock shows in each city. Five of the six rock shows are SOLD OUT and ONLY available through Kickstarter. The visual art exhibits will feature the work of 30 contemporary artists including Shepard Fairey, Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), David Mack and Cynthia Von Buhler.

To bare witness to the creative insanity that is Amanda Palmer, be sure to follow her on Twitter and Facebook. And of course, visit the Kickstarter page and DONATE to be part of the magic.

Photo by Kyle Cassidy
“Rockstar” cover detail by Cassandra Long

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4 Responses to “AFP Shatters Kickstarter Records; SF Show SOLD OUT!”

  1. matt jones

    I’m fucking excited for AFP! Fan of AFP since “Yes, Virginia,” an album that taught me I didn’t know a thing about what “music” is. MUSIC IS EVERYTHING!!! Been waiting to back the kickstarter from day one of it to come up with $ for a more expensive package, but caved in as backer #15,467 for $1 for now (Can’t let everyone else have all the fun). Great new song that makes me want to break shit! WE THE MEDIA need this kickstarter to hit $1,000,000!!!

  2. Ianrhett

    Really stoked for you, AmandaFuckingPalmer. On behalf of all the artists in the world THANK YOU for blazin’ trails.  This is awesome. Go, fucker!


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