Amanda Palmer is a performer, director, blogger and musician who founded the internationally acclaimed punk cabaret band The Dresden Dolls. In 2008, Amanda released her debut solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, produced by Ben Folds and accompanied by a fine art photography book featuring text by esteemed author Neil Gaiman (who Palmer has since married). Amanda also tends a widely-read blog and twitter-feed and was dubbed "The Social Media Queen of Rock-N-Roll" by The Huffington Post. Amanda will release a new album in September 2012 with her new band, The Grand Theft Orchestra, followed by extensive touring the U.S., Europe and Australia. She will also present a fan-funded Pop-Up Art tour in 6 cities this summer in conjunction with the new album, taking the concept of crowd-sourcing to an entirely new level.