ANDREW W.K. ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR HIS NEW ALBUM: MARCH 2, 2018

FULL BAND TOUR STARTS TONIGHT WITH ADDITIONAL SHOWS & UPDATED UK TOUR DATES

Party God Andrew W.K. is thrilled to announce his first new full length album in over a decade. The LP showcases Andrew's signature style of blasting triumphant rock music, with an ever more epic expanses of energizing emotional ecstasy. "I'm going for the sound of pure, unadulterated power; every emotion, every thought, every experience, every sensation, every fear, every joy, every clarity, every confusion, every up, every down... all extruded and concentrated into one thick syrup of super life-force feeling, and then psychically amplified by the celebratory spirit of glorious partying," explans Andrew. The new release is out March 2, 2018 via Sony Music worldwide. Album title and cover art to follow.

This week, Andrew W.K. officially begins his first full-band concert outing in five years with The Party Never Dies Tour.” Starting tonight in Minneapolis, Andrew brings his party-centric positivity across America, with additional shows added due to high demand in San Francisco and Boston as well as a new Chicago headlining show (following the success of their stage-closing Riot Fest performance just last night). The previously announced UK tour dates are now moving from November to April, 2018. All tickets bought for the November tour will still be honored at the new dates, or can be refunded at the point of purchase. A full list of all dates can be found below.

A one-man music machine possessed by a single-minded, monomaniacal focus on euphoric joy, Andrew lives to spread a singular message: That to party is to exist, and to exist is to party. Andrew continues to passionately deliver his extremely high-energy brand of uplifting entertainment, with a unrelenting commitment to continuing the mission he first embarked upon in 2001, with the release of his debut single and signature tune “Party Hard”, and has never swerved from since. Despite taking on a dizzying array of additional roles that took him into virgin territory for a rock ’n’ roll musician (ie: advice columnist for the Village Voice and Vice, host of a Cartoon Network kid's game show, lecturer at Yale, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon and the UK’s Oxford University), Andrew has always remained true to his positive-partying cause. It's safe to say, Andrew's hard partying spirit is showing no signs of softening.

Andrew W.K. Tour Dates

North America

Sep 18 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

Sep 20 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar

Sep 21 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall

Sep 22 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall

Sep 23 - Big Bear Lake, CA - Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails

Sep 24 - Seattle, WA - Neumos

Sep 25 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

Sep 27 - San Francisco, CA - Independent - SOLD OUT

Sep 28 - San Francisco, CA - Independent

Sep 29 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent

Sep 30 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl

Oct 01 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

Oct 03 - Austin, TX - Mohawk

Oct 04 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues

Oct 05 - Houston, TX - House of Blues

Oct 07 - St. Louis, MO - Grovefest

Oct 08 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's

Oct 09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr Smalls

Oct 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts

Oct 12 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel - SOLD OUT

Oct 13 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw - SOLD OUT

Oct 14 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall - SOLD OUT

Oct 15 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

Oct 17 - Toronto, ON - Opera House

Oct 18 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall

Oct 19 - Columbus, OH - A&R Bar - SOLD OUT

Oct 20 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave

Oct 23 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West - Tickets (Rescheduled from 9/14, all tickets honored)

May 12 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre - Tickets - (Rescheduled from 10/21, all tickets honored)

Mexico

Nov 18 - Mexico City, MEX - Corona Capital - Tickets

UK (MOVED FROM NOVEMBER - All Tix Honored or Available for Refund)

Apr 13 - Cardiff, UK - Great Hall - Tickets

Apr 14 - London, UK - 02 Forum Kentish Town - Tickets

Apr 15 - Birmingham, UK - 02 Academy 2 - Tickets

Apr 18 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront - Tickets

Apr 19 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms - Tickets

Apr 20 - Manchester, UK - 02 Ritz - Tickets

Apr 21 - Glasgow, UK - Garage - Tickets

Media coverage:

Rolling Stone - "Andrew W.K. Plots First New LP in 9 Years."

Pitchfork - "Andrew W.K. Announces First New Album in 8 Years."

Kerrang - "Andrew W.K. Announces New Full-Length Album."

Spin - "Andrew W.K. Announces First New Album Since 2009."

Loudwire - "Andrew W.K. To Release New Album in 2018."

Aesthetic Magazine - "Andrew W.K. Announces New Album."

Exclaim! - "Andrew W.K. Sets Release Date for New Album."

Clash - "Andrew W.K. to Release New Album in Over a Decade."

Riff Magazine - "The King of Partying on His New Album."

The Current - "Party Fiend Andrew W.K. Announces New Album."

The Prelude Press - "Andrew W.K. Announces Album Release Date March 2nd, 2018."

Genre Is Dead - "Andrew W.K. Reveals New Album For 2018."

(Photo Credit: Nina Ottolino)

This news item was posted on: September 18, 2017

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