Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer arrested in Amsterdam – video

Singer fined after staging 'ninja gig' in the city centre

Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer was arrested in Amsterdam yesterday (May 11) after performing an impromptu gig in one of the city’s squares.

Palmer announced via her Twitter page Twitter.com/amandapalmer that she would be performing an unscheduled gig, or “ninja gig” as she called it, in the city’s Dam Square at 6pm (5pm GMT) and for fans to meet her there.

After the singer arrived and began playing, she was arrested by five officers and taken away to one of the city’s police stations. You can watch a fan video of Palmer being arrested by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Palmer was released last night after paying a fine and tweeted that she had been held in a holding cell for a short while.

She wrote: “Dear Amsterdam, sorry I got arrested and the gig ended prematurely. The police took my belongings and put me in a holding jail cell and after a while let me go with a fine.”

Palmer released her second solo album ‘Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under’ in January this year.