Musician Amanda Palmer has announced her first solo album in over six years and is set for a release on March 8, 2019, also International Women's Day. There Will Be No Intermission is Palmer's third solo album and is her most personal thus far in her career, tackling heavy questions in life—life itself, death, and how we as humans try to process everything in between. The record is not one Palmer intended on creating but the songs became a mode of survival as these events occurred in her life.
The crowd-funded album There Will Be No Intermission also takes another turn for a third album—a stripped piano-based collection that highlights her talents as a musician with a little overdub. It's a highlight to the stories and themes throughout the entire record as heard on the opener "The Ride," a song she wrote compiling thoughts and fears of her fanbase. Palmer also opens up about abortion on the record on the track "Voicemail for Jill" that she wrote to a friend who was on her way to a clinic. After decades of trying to write the song without coming across as too heavy, she was inspired to tackle the controversial issue after being in Ireland for the referendum. Palmer doesn't write the song as a political statement but rather as an experience she had endured while also learning stories of so many other women.
Among other heavy themed songs is "A Mother's Confession," a track she wrote about how she's felt being a new mother. "Machete" is dedicated to her best friend who unfortunately lost his battle to cancer—thus coming full circle on the album's content. "Drowning in the Sound" also makes the album cut after being released as a demo and being performed live over the last year. Palmer released the track on Dec. 10 and can be heard above.
In support of There Will Be No Intermission, Palmer will hit the road to play the new album for old and new fans alike. Following two dates at South by Southwest, Palmer will travel to 19 cities including Denver, Colorado where she will play the Paramount Theatre on June 1, presented by AEG. Tickets go on sale Dec. 14 at 10:00 a.m. For pricing and availability, click here for event details.
There Will Be No Intermission 2019 tour dates:
March 13 - Austin, TX - South by Southwest
March 14 - Austin, TX - South by Southwest
March 21 - Detroit, MI - The Cathedral at the Masonic Temple (Tickets)
March 22 - Toronto, Ontario - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
March 23 - Montreal, Quebec - Ludger-Duverney Theatre at Monument National
April 5 - Washington, DC - National Theatre (Tickets)
April 6 - Philadelphia, PA - Temple Performing Arts Center (Tickets)
April 12 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre (Tickets)
April 13 - Saint Paul, MN - The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University (Tickets)
April 19 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre (Tickets)
April 20 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre (Tickets)
May 10 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield (Tickets)
May 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Theatre at Ace Hotel (Tickets)
May 17 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Centre (Tickets)
May 18 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium (Tickets)
May 30 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant (Tickets)
May 31 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland (Tickets)
June 1 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre (Tickets)
June 6 - Vancouver, British Columbia - The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
June 7 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre (Tickets)
June 8 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom (Tickets)