Published May 11, 2011Theatrical chanteuse Amanda Palmer was reportedly arrested earlier today (May 11) for unspecified reasons. While the specifics have yet to be shed, it looks as if she may have been carted away by police for staging an impromptu outdoor performance.
The singer has already been released from custody and immediately took to her Twitter to discuss the debacle. Apparently no charges were laid, but she did have to pay a fine of some sort.
"Dear Amsterdam, sorry I got arrested & the gig ended prematurely," she wrote of the situation. "Took my belongings and put me in a holding jail cell, and after a while let me go with a fine. Still really unsettling. A bunch of fans held vigil outside the station and we all came to a salsa night to celebrate my freedom. My life is weird."
The Dresden Dolls singer was picked up by the authorities in front of a statue at Dam Square, where a free "ninja gig" was to be staged. You can see footage of the confrontation, which ends with the vocalist being led into a police vehicle only to have her wave at her devoted, below.
Currently on a solo trek, the singer's show schedule resumes as planned in Utrecht, Netherlands tomorrow (May 12).
Thanks to the AV Club for the tip.