credit: Jonathan Thorpe
Andrew W.K. returns to the stage with his full band for the first time in five years to deliver the total live concert experience. As he readies the release of a brand new album of rock music, his first in over a decade, it’s safe to say, nobody has partied harder, longer or more fervently than the undisputed King of Partying himself, Andrew W.K.. A one-man music machine possessed of a single-minded, monomaniacal focus to spread a singular message: That to party is to exist, and to exist is to party. This mission he embarked upon in 2001, with the release of his debut single and signature tune “Party Hard”, and has never swerved from since, while also adopting a dizzying array of roles that took him into virgin territory for a rock ’n’ roll musician. These include being the advice columnist for the Village Voice and Vice Magazine, the host of Cartoon Network game show, and lecture and speaking tours at Yale, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon and the UK’s Oxford University. The party lives on!
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