Amanda Palmer at T5, NYE 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Amanda Palmer

As mentioned, the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade is in danger and have launched a Kickstarter to help keep it afloat in 2013 and years to come. They're currently about halfway to their $100,000 goal with 20 days left. No stranger to crowdfunding, Amanda Palmer is playing a Mermaid Parade benefit at Bowery Ballroom on May 25. The event promises "special celebrity appearances and guest performers" as well as Coney Island sideshow performers. Tickets are $25 and go on sale TONIGHT (5/14) at 7 PM.

Meanwhile, Judah Friedlander has filmed a "Save the Mermaid Parade" PSA and you can watch that below.

In addition to the Mermaid Parade benefit, Amanda will be appearing at another benefit: the PS 122 Spring Gala on June 10. The event, which raises money for the East Village performance space, also features Neil Gaiman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Carmelita Tropicana. Tickets, which run from $350 - $25,000, are on sale now. Amanda has lots of other tour dates -- including Lincoln Center Out of Doors fest -- and all are listed below.


The World Champ's PSA for The Mermaid Parade

Amanda Palmer - 2013 Tour Dates
May 25 Bowery Ballroom, NYC
Jun 09 PrideFest Milwaukee 2013 Milwaukee, WI
Jun 10 Performance Space 122's Spring Gala New York, NY
Jun 14 Support slot for Devotchka Morrison, CO Amanda Palmer & ... Dover, DE
Jun 28 Glastonbury Festival Amanda Palmer & ... Glastonbury, United Kingdom
Jul 02 Rock for People Festival Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Jul 04 PPC Jherek Bischoff,... Graz, Austria
Jul 05 Arena Open Air (Harvest of Art Warm-Up) Calexico, Depedr... Bezirk Landstrasse, Austria
Jul 07 Tivoli Jherek Bischoff,... Utrecht, Netherlands
Jul 08 Rockhal Jherek Bischoff,... Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
Jul 09 Le Cigale Jherek Bischoff,... Paris, France
Jul 11 The Ritz Jherek Bischoff,... Manchester, United Kingdom
Jul 12 Roundhouse Jherek Bischoff,... London, United Kingdom
Jul 13 Concorde 2 Jherek Bischoff,... Brighton, United Kingdom
Jul 15 O2 Academy Jherek Bischoff,... Bristol, United Kingdom
Jul 16 Institute Jherek Bischoff,... Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jul 17 The Picture House Jherek Bischoff,... Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jul 18 The Academy Jherek Bischoff,... Dublin, Ireland
Jul 26 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI
Aug 9 Lincoln Center Out of Door Festival w/ the Grand Theft Orchestra
Sep 04 San Francisco Bath House the MurderChord,... Te Aro, New Zealand
Sep 06 Kings Arms the MurderChord,... Auckland, New Zealand
Sep 08 Astor Theatre Die Roten Punkte Mount Lawley Wa, Australia
Sep 12 The Tivoli Die Roten Punkte Brisbane Qld, Australia
Sep 14 Enmore Theatre Die Roten Punkte... Sydney, Australia
Sep 20 Forum Theatre Die Roten Punkte... Melbourne, Australia
Sep 22 Thebarton Theatre Die Roten Punkte... Adelaide, Australia
Oct 29 Gruenspan Jherek Bischoff,... Hamburg, Germany
Oct 31 Pumpehuset Jherek Bischoff,... Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 01 Gloria Jherek Bischoff,... Cologne, Germany
Nov 02 Botanique / Orangerie Jherek Bischoff,... Brussels, Belgium
Nov 04 Kesselhaus Jherek Bischoff,... Berlin, Germany
Nov 05 Proxima Gabriela Kulka, ... Warsaw, Poland
Nov 06 Klub Studio Gabriela Kulka, ... Krakow, Poland
Nov 09 Factory Jherek Bischoff,... Milan, Italy
Nov 10 A38 Ship Jherek Bischoff,... Budapest, Hungary
Nov 12 Ampere Jherek Bischoff,... Munich, Germany

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