ANDREW W.K. RELEASES NEW VIDEO, "MUSIC IS WORTH LIVING FOR"

ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES - ON SALE NOW / PERFORMING ON CONAN NEXT TUESDAY, APRIL 24

"The sprawling, 16-song album is a cornucopia of spirit-lifting, even occasionally reflective party jams every inch as valiant as its cover." - NPR Music

"Saying yes to life is far more difficult than it sounds, but if saying yes to Andrew W.K.’s music makes it easier, then it’s hard to argue that he hasn’t made an excellent album." - Vulture

"The message wouldn’t hit any harder if the music and lyrics were more understated or artful; the bluntness is the point, the medium is the message. Party on." - Pitchfork

"Exuding copious amounts of raw positivity, You're Not Alone is a triumphant return to music for Andrew W.K." - The Needle Drop

Andrew W.K. recently released You're Not Alone, his first new album in more than a decade. The record has received passionate responses from fans and rave reviews from critics, and today, Andrew unleashes a new video for the album's anthemic statement of purpose, "Music Is Worth Living For", premiering this morning at KERRANG!

Directed and edited by Tim Dennesen, the video transports Andrew and his band into a dark and supernatural atmosphere. Andrew describes the video this way: "'Music Is Worth Living For', finds me and my band in the throes of a colossal vision quest. Determined to party harder than ever, we steel ourselves against alien elements, and battle a formless but formidable storm. Multiplying myself, I attempt to transcend the whirling void by engaging in a series of flailing spiritual maneuvers, vainly wrestling with the emptiness of my own soul. Alas, I discover I had already been consumed by my own triumphantly pathetic creation. And at this moment of devastatingly poignant clarity, I realize I'm back where I started, trapped inside the hardest party of all: Being alive."

Last month, Andrew W.K. demolished SXSW with performances hosted by Pitchfork, Desert Daze, Brooklyn Vegan, Waterloo Records, and Collide. His shows were lauded by NPR Music, LA Times, Noisey, NY Times, and more; with The Austin American Statesman saying, “Andrew W.K. is the perfect SXSW 2018 ambassador.” Today, Andrew announces the second leg of his U.S. tour, kicking off Aug 18 in Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale now HERE.

Andrew's first national television performance behind You're Not Alone airs next Tuesday, April 24 when he and his band showcase "Music Is Worth Living For" live on CONAN. He is currently finishing up a UK tour this weekend and returns to the USA next Saturday, April 28, at the Welcome To Rockville Festival, in Jacksonville, Florida and will then bring his party across the rest of the country.

A full list of tour dates can be found below.

You’re Not Alone is available HERE.

ANDREW W.K. TOUR DATES

April 19 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms - TICKETS

April 20 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz - TICKETS

April 21 – Glasgow, UK – Garage - SOLD OUT

Apr 28 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville Festival - TICKETS

Apr 29 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum Theatre - TICKETS

May 01 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall - TICKETS

May 03 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn - TICKETS

May 04 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion Festival - TICKETS

May 05 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival - TICKETS

May 06 – Memphis, TN - Beale Street Music Festival - TICKETS

May 08 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub - TICKETS

May 09 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi- Fi Lounge - TICKETS

May 10 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme - SOLD OUT

May 11 – Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow - SOLD OUT

May 12 – Chicago, IL – The Vic - TICKETS

May 13 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion Festival - TICKETS

May 15 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall - TICKETS

May 16 – Toronto, ON – Opera House - TICKETS

May 17 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club - TICKETS

May 18 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza - TICKETS

May 19 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range Festival - TICKETS

May 20 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club - TICKETS

May 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer - TICKETS

May 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls - TICKETS

May 24 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall - TICKETS

May 27 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma - TICKETS

May 30 - Warsaw, PL - Proxima - TICKETS

May 31 - Wroclaw, PL - A2 - TICKETS

June 01 - Nurburg, DE - Rock am Ring - TICKETS

June 02 - Nuremburg, DE - Rock im Park - TICKETS

June 04 - Hamburg, DE - Knust - TICKETS

June 08 - Donnington, UK - Download Festival - TICKETS

Aug 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas - TICKETS

Sept 04 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom - TICKETS

Sept 05 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre - TICKETS

Sept 06 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore - TICKETS

Sept 07 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall - TICKETS

Sept 08 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox @ The Market - TICKETS

Sept 09 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial - TICKETS

Sept 11 – Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub - TICKETS

Sept 13 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre - TICKETS

Sept 14 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre - TICKETS

Sept 18 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly's - TICKETS

Sept 19 – Kansas City, MO – recordBar - TICKETS

Sept 21 – Dallas, TX – Tree's - TICKETS

Sept 22 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk - TICKETS

Sept 23 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Downstairs - TICKETS

Sept 25 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East - TICKETS

Sept 26 – Durham, NC – Motorco - TICKETS

Sept 27 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West - TICKETS

Sept 28 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham - TICKETS

Media coverage:

Kerrang! - "Exclusive Premier: Andrew W.K. - Music Is Worth Living For."

Spin - "Video: Andrew W.K. - Music Is Worth Living For."

Metal Injection - "Andrew W.K.'s Music Video Is Crazy Energetic."

Blabbermouth - "Andrew Releases Video for Music Is Worth Living For."

This news item was posted on: April 18, 2018

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