Andrew performed on multiple dates at this year’s Riot Fest!
Andrew played a solo set on Sunday, September 9th, 2012, at Riot Fest in Toronto, ON at Fort York: Garrison Common, a full band concert on Saturday, September 15th, 2012, at Riot Fest in Chicago, IL at Humboldt Park, and another solo set on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012, at Riot Fest in Dallas, TX at the Gexa Energy Pavilion.
“At home on virtually any festival bill, Gathering of the Juggalos veteran and undisputed party champion Andrew WK held a mid-day slot on Saturday afternoon. “It’s a beautiful day!” he roared between lyrics. “The sun is shining!” How often do you hear cheery nonsense like that from a frontman? “This is not a concert,” he said later. “This is a party!”
Unlike the bulk of this weekend’s black-shirted lineup, the man in white has no patience for austere self-effacement. The only thing he seems to take seriously is partying, which apparently allows him minute-long, godawful solos on a pizza-shaped guitar. Hey, no one’s complaining. You’re either down with rock n’ roll’s resident anti-cynic or you’re not. And at a festival filled with shirtless, roided out meatheads and scowling basement-dwellers, a heavy dose of brazen joy was just what the afternoon needed.” – TimeOut
Riot Fest is in its eighth year and promises your favorite music, corn dogs, and ferris wheels. Sounds like a party to us!
Prefix – “PHOTOS: Riot Fest 2012.“
TimeOut Chicago – “Andrew W.K. At Riot Fest 2012.“