Dresden Dolls Bring Their Dark Cabaret to Colony Woodstock
WOODSTOCK – Dark cabaret legends, The Dresden Dolls, will perform on three consecutive nights at Colony Woodstock, Nov. 10-12. The duo, which performs together very infrequently, is said to be working on a much-delayed new album. All three Woodstock shows quickly sold out.
Helmed by drummer Brian Viglione and singer/songwriter/pianist Amanda Palmer, the Dresden Dolls have attained legendary status with their darkly original song-craft and visceral, no-holds-barred live shows. Blending performance art and politics with an array of sonic and lyrical influences from The Doors and Black Sabbath to Lotte Lenya and Yoko Ono, the pair reaped global attention for creating a uniquely cathartic sound and vision all their own.
Three acclaimed studio albums – 2003’s self-titled debut, 2006’s Yes, Virginia…, and 2008’s No, Virginia… – earned critical praise, hailing The Dresden Dolls’ distinctive work as both deeply unsettling, yet remarkably accessible. The group embarked on numerous world tours, DVD releases, hundreds of thousands of tickets sold and souls touched. The duo went on creative hiatus in 2008 but, as Amanda says… “The Dresden Dolls never really die, we just hibernate eternally, crawling out of our coffin when we are hungry for communal blood”. It seems as if there is an eternal hunger at play, as new projects are seeping into the world and plans are being hatched.