My Emilie Autumn tickets just arrived. This will be the first time I see her and you all can imagine how excited I am. And for good reason, this is going to be her last North American tour in support of Opheliac, and I have wanted to see the show for years now. If you read this column or ever talk to me, especially on Facebook, this is no surprise. At all. And that’s where I’ll stop on that note.
Anyhow, the tour is limited but is actually coming to our area, or at least close enough. Emilie and her Bloody Crumpets will be playing two dates in Pennsylvania (Millevale and Philly), one in Somerville, Massachusetts, and one in New York City. Tickets range from $15 to $28.50 and are still available, although VIP tickets have sold out for Mr. Small’s Theatre and The Armory. On the Philly and New York dates, Emilie will be opening up for Gary Numan on his Pleasure Principle 2010 Tour, and I don’t believe the VIP tickets are being sold for those nights. But if you do have the opportunity to purchase them for any show, I really suggest that you do. They come with all sorts of really cool perks.
On a more literary note, if you haven’t ordered your copy of The Asylum for Victorian Wayward Girls, which I haven’t done yet, you may have missed your chance. At least temporarily. The first edition sold out almost immediately, but Ms. Autumn and the League of Asylum Plague Rats did everything they could to bring us a second print run, which is intended to ship mid-October. However within days, the books that aren’t even printed yet, sold out again. Sigh. But, alas, there is talk on Emilie Autumn’s Facebook page that she may have some on tour. I would bet my tea and striped stockings on it.
If you still aren’t sure what The Asylum Tour: The Door 2010 is all about and whether or not you would be interested, allow me to leave you with a quote from The Asylum: The Official Site of Emilie Autumn:
“Accentuated by EA’s signature electric violin pyrotechnics, heartbreakingly lush orchestrations, hard-core beats, and menacing lyrics growled with enough intensity to make your hair stand on end, the resulting noise is a harpsichord-heavy romp through Victorian asylums where screaming is allowed and girls always get revenge.
2007, 2008, and 2009 were filled with nearly non-stop European touring for EA and her traveling circus, and the Asylum stage show has grown with each incarnation, quickly changing viewers’ expectations from rock show to Broadway musical, complete with singing, dancing, fire-eating, stilt-walking, aerial flying, stripping, burlesque feather fan dancing, highly inappropriate comedy bits, and much, much more.”