Glasgow’s Princes Square will be dramatically transformed into a unique concert venue on Friday 5th May 2006 at 3:00pm when Boston’s hottest exports, the Dresden Dolls, perform an entirely free 30-minute gig amidst their UK tour. This is the only chance the people of Glasgow will have to catch the Boston-based piano and drum duo, made up of Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione, as the bands evening gig at the city’s infamous Cathouse is completely sold-out! The Dresden Dolls will showcase songs from their recent album with an exclusive performance in the centre’s courtyard. The bands second album, titled Yes, Virginia, was last week’s number one selling new release in the U.S. debuting at No.42 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. Described as ‘Brechtian cabaret punk-rock’, the dramatic environment of the luxurious Princes Square centre will provide the perfect stage for the bands colourful show í¢äåäóì a show which has made an instant impact on the music scene and gained the band a cult following. Formed in 2001, The Dresden Dolls merges the musical theatre and new wave background of singer and pianist Amanda Palmer and drummer Brian Viglione to create their own distinctive mix of classic German cabaret, goth rock, alternative pop and the cathartic songwriting style of Tori Amos and PJ Harvey. A spokesperson for Princes Square, said: í¢äåñWe are delighted to have such an up-and-coming U.S. band perform at Princes Square. The Dresden Dolls’ live shows are fantastically energetic and theatrical, so shoppers are in for a real treat. í¢äåñPrinces Square’s courtyard area lends itself perfectly to the occasion, and whether you’re a passer-by, a visitor to Glasgow or a huge Dresden Dolls’ fan, come down and combine some shopping with 30 minutes of the Dolls’ unique brand of rock in a truly impressive setting.í¢äå The band have been enjoying a whirlwind schedule that has included headlining sold-out tours on four continents, opening for Nine Inch Nails, performing at the world’s biggest festivals including Coachella, Fuji Rock, Roskilde and Glastonbury to the Edinburgh Fringe. Princes Square shopping centre is a beautifully restored B-listed building located in the heart of the city centre. Tiered with balconies, the stunning location boasts four levels – all with excellent views onto the mosaic courtyard where the band will be performing.