The Dresden Dolls are about to kick off a tour (with Panic! at the Disco) that starts with Bonnaroo and ends with Lollapalooza. They're playing Nokia Theatre in NYC on June 28 and 29. Along the way they'll be presenting separate shows billed as "A Night of Short Films and Dadaist Vaudeville with a special performance from Amanda Palmer".

Amanda should be busy - some of the Vaudeville shows are on the same night as Dresden Dolls shows. The NYC Vaudeville show is at The Brooklyn Lyceum on June 28th (one of the same nights they're playing Nokia). All dates below....

Sat Jun 17 '06 (12 noon) Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival
Tue Jun 27 '06 (8 PM) Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Wed Jun 28 '06 (7:30 PM) New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square
Thu Jun 29 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square
Fri Jun 30 '06 (7:30 PM) Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sat Jul 1 '06 (7:30 PM) Philadelphia, PA Penn's Landing
Tue Jul 4 '06 (7:30 PM) Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Wed Jul 5 '06 (7:30 PM) Niagara Falls, NY Dome Theatre
Thu Jul 6 '06 (7:30 PM) Columbus, OH The L C Pavilion
Fri Jul 7 '06 (7:30 PM) Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Sat Jul 8 '06 (7 PM) Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Sun Jul 9 '06 (7 PM) St. Paul, MN Myth
Tue Jul 11 '06 (7:30 PM) Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
Wed Jul 12 '06 (7:30 PM) Cleveland, OH Plain Dealer Pavilion
Thu Jul 13 '06 (7:30 PM) Grand Rapids, MI DeltaPlex
Fri Jul 14 '06 (7:30 PM) Detroit, MI State Theatre
Sat Jul 15 '06 (7:30 PM) Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
Sun Jul 16 '06 (7:30 PM) Montreal, QC Metropolis
Tue Jul 18 '06 (7:30 PM) Pittsburgh, PA Chevrolet Amphitheatre at Station Square
Wed Jul 19 '06 (7:30 PM) Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
Thu Jul 20 '06 (8 PM) St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Fri Jul 21 '06 (7:30 PM) Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre
Sat Jul 22 '06 (8 PM) Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
Mon Jul 24 '06 (6:30 PM) Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
Tue Jul 25 '06 (7:30 PM) Boise, ID Big Easy Concert House
Wed Jul 26 '06 (7:30 PM) Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Thu Jul 27 '06 (7 PM) Vancouver, BC Croatian Cultural Centre
Fri Jul 28 '06 (7:30 PM) Seattle, WA The Premier
Mon Jul 31 '06 (8 PM) Anaheim, CA The Grove
Wed Aug 2 '06 (8 PM) Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre
Fri Aug 4 '06 (11:15 AM) Chicago, IL Lollapalooza

"A program consisting of short films selected from submissions by the Dolls feverishly creative fan base will be peppered with thought provoking vaudeville antics in cities across America. Amanda Palmer herself will cap off the night in typical piano-destroying fashion, singing songs culled from popular and not-so-popular film soundtracks (expect John Hughes, Pink Floyd AND Disney Classics. Deep Throat? Oklahoma? She’s still working on it).

Curated by long-time collaborator and indie film-iconoclast Michael Pope (director of the band’s award-winning videos and live DVD), and BriAnna Olson (producer of the band’s music video ‘Sing’) these film shorts are a mixture of high art, humor, sexiness and downright weirdness. Including never-before-seen band documentary footage and amazing fan-made music videos inspired by and set to the music of The Dresden Dolls, this program is a celebration of true underground filmmaking."

Sun Jun 25, Boston (MA), Brattle Theatre
Wed Jun 28, New York (NY), The Brooklyn Lyceum
Thur Jul 6, Columbus (OH), Studio 35
Fri Jul 7, Chicago (IL), Subterranean
Sun Jul 9, Minneapolis (MN), Varsity Theater
Sun Jul 16, Montreal (QU), TBA
Sat Jul 15, Toronto (ON), Bloor Cinema
Thu Jul 20, St. Louis (MO), Hi-Pointe Theatre
Sat Jul 22, Denver (CO), Oriental Theatre
Wed Jul 26, Portland (OR), Mission Theater
Fri Jul 28, Seattle (WA), Capitol Hill Arts Center
Sun, Jul 30, San Francisco (CA), Bridge Theatre
Wed, Aug 2, Los Angeles (CA), CineSpace

I just thought I'd take this opportunity to throw this small memorial to Ben in here. I didn't really know him - I met him once briefly. He was a blogger friend of blogger friends. He wrote the "Music Picks" column at Gothamist after Coolfer and before me. He was very close with Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls. She memorialized him in her journal.

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