The aim was to raise $100,000 in a month. However, in less than three days Amanda Palmer, member of the Dresden Dolls, and a prominent alternative music artist, has blown that goal out of the water. Using the funding platform Kickstarter, as of the writing of this post she had raised $377,000 in less than three days from 6,756 supporters. Those who would like to help fund a new album and tour can contribute at levels ranging from $1 to more than $10,000 with a range of products and benefits attached to each funding level. Amanda Palmer was released from her recording contract with Roadrunner Records after extensive conflicts with the label. Partnering with Brian Viglione in Dresden Dolls she reached the top 50 on the Billboard album chart with 2006's Yes, Virginia. Her debut solo album Who Killed Amanda Palmer also reached the top 100 on the album chart. Check out the opportunities to contribute to Amanda Palmer and watch her perform below.
- Watch The Dresden Dolls' "Coin Operated Boy"
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