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Amanda Palmer celebrated NYE at Terminal 5 w/ Prince covers, special guests, bellydancers & confetti (pics, setlist)

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Amanda Palmer
Amanda Palmer

There were a ton of great New Year’s Eve shows in NYC, but no doubt one of the craziest ones was Amanda Palmer‘s Terminal 5 show. The show began with a set from Jherek Bischoff (who also plays as a member of Amanda’s band) joined by string players, followed by The Simple Pleasure (which included members of Amanda’s Grand Theft Orchestra), who were then followed by Skella (aka bellydancers Belladona and SuperKate). Then finally Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra came on for their first set, which included mostly original material from Amanda’s solo project and Dresden Dolls, in addition to the theme from ’60s kids show Fireball XL-5 (in tribute to its creator, Gerry Anderson, who just died) with help from husband Neil Gaiman and a cover of Bat For Lashes’ “Laura.”

Then Amanda left the stage for a set by Ronald Reagan (“Boston’s Premiere ’80s Pop Saxophone Duo”) and then finally the clock struck midnight and confetti cannons were shot off into the venue. Then Amanda and her band returned to the stage to perform Prince’s Purple Rain in its entirety and a two-song encore. She was joined by John Cameron Mitchell of Hedwig fame for two songs including Prince’s “Darling Nikki” and a cover of Hedwig song “Midnight Radio” in the encore. During the Purple Rain portion. And before the encore the venue was graced one more time with confetti.

The full setlist and more pictures from the show below…

Jherek Bischoff

Jherek Bischoff

Jherek Bischoff

Jherek Bischoff

Jherek Bischoff

Jherek Bischoff

Jherek Bischoff

The Simple Pleasure

The Simple Pleasure

The Simple Pleasure

Skella

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Skella

Skella

Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer

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Amanda Palmer

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Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

Amanda Palmer at Terminal 5 – 12/31/12 Setlist:
Set 1
1. Do It With a Rockstar
2. Want it Back
3. The Killing Type
4. MAGICFUTUREBOX
5. Lost
6. Laura (Bat for Lashes cover)
7. Half Jack
8. the theme from Fireball XL-5 w/Neil Gaiman, + Neil’s New Years wish
9. Oasis
10. Girl Anachronism
11. Melody Dean
12. Leeds United

Set 2
1. Let’s Go Crazy
2. Take Me With U
3. The Beautiful Ones
4. Computer Blue
5. Darling Nikki (w/John Cameron Mitchell)
6. When Doves Cry
7. I Would Die 4 U
8. Baby I’m a Star
9. Purple Rain (& second confetti drop!)

Encore:
10. Midnight Radio (w/John Cameron Mitchell)
11. Sing

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