Amanda Palmer

American musician and songwriter (born 1976)

Amanda MacKinnon Gaiman Palmer (born April 30, 1976), sometimes known as Amanda Palmer,[1] is an American musician. She became famous for being the singer of The Dresden Dolls. In 2008 her first solo album Who Killed Amanda Palmer was released by Roadrunner. Her second album Theatre Is Evil was released in 2012.

Amanda Palmer performing with The Dresden Dolls at Kings Arms Tavern in Auckland, New Zealand, September 2006

Palmer was born in New York City. She grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts.[2]

At a Halloween party in 2000, Palmer met drummer Brian Viglione. Afterwards Palmer and Viglione started The Dresden Dolls.

Palmer has been married to English writer Neil Gaiman since 2011.


  1. Fawn Heun; The Battered Suitcase (June 1, 2009). Machel Spence (ed.). "An Interview with Amanda Palmer". The Battered Suitcase Summer 2009. 2 (1). Vagabondage Press LLC: 46. ISBN 978-1-4524-6181-6. ISSN 1942-0846. Retrieved August 22, 2014. Amanda (Fucking) Palmer is one of ...
  2. 'Who Killed Amanda Palmer' is a haunting, intimate solo debut - The Boston Globe

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