Andrew Sings For Marky Ramone - WORLD TOUR

ANNOUNCING WORLD TOUR - MARKY RAMONE & ANDREW W.K. - Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg with Andrew W.K. on lead vocals.

WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ON FUSE TV HERE!!!

New York, NY (April 1, 2013) – Andrew W.K. will be joining Marky Ramone as his lead singer for their 2013 world tour. The punk drumming icon and his band will be fronted by the king of partying for a high-octane performance of THIRTY FOUR classic Ramones songs! These will include songs that took Marky from the halcyon stage of CBGB’s to touring around the world. From the celluloid halls of Rock ‘n Roll High School, to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Ramone’s career has taken him far and wide, earning him a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, an MTV Lifetime Achievement Award, and immortalizing his handprints on the Hollywood Rock Walk.

Speaking on how he chose Andrew W.K. as his singer, Ramone said, “I first met Andrew through a mutual friend and he told me about his party philosophy, which has also always been my exact take on life. We went into the rehearsal studio and it just clicked. We had so much fun that we wanted to invite everyone to the party. I’ve said before and I will say it again, these songs are too good not to be played live!!!

W.K. echoed Ramone’s sentiment, saying, “When Marky Ramone asks you to be his singer, you don’t even think about it. It’s an automatic, YES. I was intimidated by the magnitude of the opportunity – freaked out and overwhelmed – but I was also completely determined and focused – it’s something I had to do. Even just the first rehearsal felt like an odyssey, but that’s how you can tell the experience is changing your life. I’ve never had a more rewarding, humbling, or challenging invitation than this, and I’m serving the gods via this incredible sound Marky and his band created. There’s never been better rock ‘n’ roll music made than this, and I will give everything I have to do it justice.

The historic pairing will kick-off their world tour in New York City on May 3rd, 2013 at Andrew’s very own venue, Santos Party House, in downtown Manhattan. Following that show is a wealth of national and international dates, to be announced shortly.

Loudwire spoke to Marky about the upcoming tour with Andrew, noting that Marky was all smiles during their talk, where he shared his excitement over the ‘Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg’ tour featuring Andrew W.K., stating that the singer’s party philosophy was something Marky also lives by. Enjoy the full interview below!

Currently, Marky Ramone hosts his own weekly satellite radio show “Punk Rock Blitzkrieg,” which is broadcast nationally via Sirius/XM Faction. He has also entered the culinary realm with the release of his highly successful Marinara Pasta Sauce, based on his Great Grandfather’s recipe. Marky Ramone’s Marinara Pasta Sauce has wowed such mainstream media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, Food Network Magazine and the New York Post. The sauce is even served and sold at world renowned chef Daniel Boulud’s New York City restaurant, DBGB Kitchen & Bar.

Andrew W.K. has been a constant figure in national media ever since his 2000 debut, and in recent years he’s been spreading his message of positive partying and high-energy entertainment with even greater intensity. His singular ability to straddle both mainstream media and fringe culture has made him an instantly recognizable modern pop icon. An example of his lasting influence is the recent 10th Anniversary Deluxe release of his landmark debut album, I Get Wet, the world tour of which sold out dates across the U.S., Europe, Australia and Japan. Most recently, Energizer Personal Care announced Andrew W.K. as the face of Playtex’s new product, Fresh + Sexy Wipes. Andrew continues to surprise, confound, and engage his audience with an expanding array of energetic and enthusiastic entertainment.

PAST DATES:

May 3, 2013 - New York City, NY - Santos Party House
May 9, 2013 - Novi Sad, Serbia - Main Square
May 10, 2013 - Rome, Italy - Crossroads Live Club
May 11, 2013 - Zaragoza, Spain - Actitude Rock Festival
May 12, 2013 - Valencia, Spain - Rock City
May 14, 2013 Saint Petersburg, Russia - ClubZal
May 15, 2013 - E katerina, Russia - Tele Club
May 16, 2013 - Moscow, Russia - 16 Tons
June 28, 2013 - Murcia, Spain - Crea Joven Fest
June 29, 2013 - Chiuduno BG, Italy - Claudun Fest
June 30, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland - Circus
July 5, 2013 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
July 6, 2013 - Sopron, Hungary - Volt Fest
July 7, 2013 - Terra Vibe, Greece - Rockwaves Festival
July 9, 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal - Santiago Alquimista
July 11, 2013 - Vigo, Spain - Estacion Maritima
July 12, 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal - Optimus Alive Festival
July 13, 2013 - Madrid, Spain - Gruta 77

July 14, 2013 - Madrid, Spain - Optimus Alive Festival
July 16, 2013 - Bilbao, Spain - Kafe Antzokia
July 19, 2013 - Altes Lager, Germany - Jamboree Festival

Oct 2, 2013 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Oct 4, 2013 - Boston, MA - Paradise
Oct 5, 2013 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Oct 6, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
Oct 8, 2013 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Oct 10, 2013 - Seattle, WA - Neumos

Oct 12, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Oct 15, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre

Oct 23, 2013 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
Oct 24, 2013 - Manchester, UK - Academy
Oct 25, 2013 - Glasgow, SCO - Garage

Click HERE to read Rolling Stone's review of Andrew and Marky's kick-off concert at Santos Party House in New York City.

Click HERE to read CMJ's review of the kick-off show and view a photo gallery of the night.

Brooklyn Vegan has posted a full photo gallery of the kick-off show too. Click HERE to view it.

God Is In The TV - "Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg with Andrew W.K. In London."

Chani Says - "Andrew W.K. and Marky Ramone at The Fonda."

Buzz Chips - "Live: Marky Ramone ft. Andrew W.K. At The Fonda."

Showbams - "Andrew W.K. Interview: Find Party Inspiration Through The "Spirit Of Amplification."

Last.fm - "VIDEO: Mary Ramone's Blitzkrieg Enlists Andrew W.K."

SFBG - "Blitzkrieg What?: Andrew W.K. And Marky Ramone Carry On The Ramones Legacy."

Under The Gun - "Marky Ramone And Andrew W.K. Talk Blitzkrieg On NYC Sidewalk."

CMJ - "REVIEW: Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg With Andrew W.K. At Irving Plaza."

SF Station - "Andrew W.K. Brings The Party To Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg."

Loudwire - "Marky Ramone And Andrew W.K. Interested In Creating New Music Together."

Chicagoist - "Marky Ramone Talks About His Blitzkrieg With Andrew W.K."

Punknews.org - "Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg In Philadelphia."

Life Of A Rockstar - "Interview: Andrew W.K."

Swollen Fox - "Photo Recap: Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg With Andrew W.K. At TLA."

Zumic - "Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg With Andrew W.K. At Irving Plaza."

Loudwire - "Marky Ramone and Andrew W.K. Give Shock Treatment To NYC Fans."

Fearless Radio - "Andrew W.K. Talks About His Tour With Marky Ramone."

The Stranger - "Marky Ramone Touring With His Own Blitzkrieg."

Examiner.com - "Andrew W.K., Marky Ramone Set To Blitz NYC."

JimSullivanInk.com - "Hey Ho! Let's Get The Party Started."

WTOP - "Marky Ramone On Old School Punk, Digital Future."

Marvel - "Marky Ramone Stops By Marvel HQ."

SPIN talks about Marky and Andrew's world tour HERE and HERE.

NME talks about Marky and Andrew's UK dates HERE.

PITCHFORK talks about Marky and Andrew's world tour HERE.

BROOKLYN VEGAN talks about Marky and Andrew's world tour HERE.

AESTHETIC MAGAZINE interview's Andrew HERE.

This news item was posted on: April 01, 2013

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