Amanda Palmer Postpones Tour Over Friends’ Illness

7 December 2012 | 11:50 am | Scott Fitzsimons

Singer will remain in Boston

Cult-adored avant-pop artist Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra have postponed their upcoming Australian visit, so that Palmer can remain in Boston with an ill friend.

Intended to tour New Zealand through late January and Australia throughout February, those dates are now expected to be rescheduled for September/October, with current tickets still relevant.

In a blog she explains that her friend Anthony, is suffering with cancer. She wrote, “I take my professional commitments really seriously. Even if I'm sick, I play. But I also take my friendships really seriously. This situation calls for no other solution. My best friend is really sick and his future is uncertain. So I am going to stay with him while he goes through this.”

She was also booked to play Tasmania's MONA FOMA festival.

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Current tickets will be valid for the shows when they are re-announced, but refunds are also available from the relevant outlets:

Friday 1 February – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (refunds phone 1300 111 011)
Thursday 7 February – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (refunds phone 132 849)
Saturday 9 February – The Northern, Byron Bay (refunds phone 1300 762 545 or email
Sunday 10 February – The Tivoli, Brisbane (refunds phone 132 849)
Thursday 14 February – Astor Theatre, Perth (refunds phone 08 9370 5889 or email
Sunday 17 February – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (refunds phone 08 8225 8888 or email