"You know, Brian, I was thinking: It's high time for a reunion."
So says Amanda Palmer to her Dresden Dolls bandmate Brian Viglione in a YouTube video posted today announcing the Boston-bred punk-cabaret duo's upcoming shows. (Warning: The video contains one obscenity.) Dressed as prim and proper English ladies gingerly sipping tea, Palmer and Viglione ham it up in the short clip that suggests they're finally ready to play together again to commemorate their 10th anniversary.
Kicking off Halloween at New York's Irving Plaza, the brief tour will take the Dolls on a limited run in November. According to the tour stops listed on the video, there are no Boston dates yet.
Parting ways after their last studio album, 2007's "Yes, Virginia," Palmer and Viglione haven't performed together since 2008. Their last Boston gig was a triumphant evening at the Orpheum Theatre in late 2007, and after watching this interview from the following year, it's somewhat surprising to learn they'll be reuniting:
So far, here are the Dresden Dolls' upcoming tour dates:
Oct. 31: Irving Plaza (New York)
Nov. 12: Tipitina's (New Orleans)
Nov. 13: The Buckhead Theatre (Atlanta)
Nov. 14: Buster's Billiards & Backroom (Lexington, Ky.)
Nov. 16: The Pageant (St. Louis)
Nov. 17: The Vic Theatre (Chicago)
Nov. 19: The Granada Theater (Dallas)
Nov. 20: Fitzgerald's (Houston)
Nov. 21: La Zona Rosa (Austin, Texas)
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