Andrew W.K. celebrated the holidays this year by embarking on The Party Hard Holiday Solo Tour. In what has become a tradition over recent years, the king of partying celebrated the merriest of time of the season with a series of intimate solo shows. What first began as just an east coast run has expanded to include west coast dates as well. Up-close, intense, and partier than ever, these cozy bars and clubs were packed to the rafters with good cheer! Following the solo shows, W.K. rang in the New Year with a full-band concert on December 31st, performing the entirety of his classic album, I Get Wet, at New York’s Irving Plaza (details). Complete dates for W.K.’s Party Hard Holiday Tour can be seen below.
Andrew brought his holiday show to Phoenix for the first time. Click HERE to read a preview!
The December shows capped off a truly legendary year for the ambassador of partying. In addition to his own solo tours, and full-band one-offs, W.K. spent the better part of the past summer opening for the mighty Black Sabbath for the entire North American tour as their special heavy metal DJ. He also toured the world singing with punk drumming icon, Marky Ramone, with his Blitzkrieg band. In between all of that, W.K. found the time to break a world drumming record after manning a kit in NYC’s Times Square for 24 hours. The mega-drumming session was live-streamed in its entirety by MTV during its O Music Awards and saw W.K. joined by high-caliber guest drummers such as ?uestlove (The Roots), Nick Jonas (The Jonas Brothers), and Chad Smith (The Red hot Chili Peppers), as well as an impromptu appearance from Oscan winning actor, Cuba Gooding Jr., and celebri-cat Lil Bub.
2014 promises to be an even bigger year for W.K., who’s currently writing his first book, The Party Bible, after signing an exclusive publishing deal with Simon & Schuster. The Party Bible promises to be a self-help guidebook for generations to come, giving readers insight into mankind’s purpose on earth, through the lens of hard partying – the book is a celebration of existence and Andrew’s personal manifesto.
Watch a video announcement of The Party Bible here: http://youtu.be/E7ONveWy1sI
Tour dates for W.K.’s Party Hard Holiday Tour:
Dec 8, 2013 – Houston, TX – Warehouse
Dec 9, 2013 – Austin, TX – Red 7
Dec 10, 2013 – Denton, TX – Hailey’s
Dec 19, 2013 – Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock
Dec 20, 2013 – San Diego, CA – The Epicentre
Dec 22, 2013 – Sacramento, CA – Assembly
Dec 26, 2013 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Dec 27, 2013 – Atlantic City, NJ – The Boneyard
Dec 28, 2013 – West Chester, PA – The Note
Dec 29, 2013 – Amityville, NY – Revolution
Dec 30, 2013 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
Full-Band NYE Concert In NYC:
Dec 31, 2013 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza – TICKETS
Rolling Stone picked Andrew’s New Year’s Eve concert as one their top picks for ringing in 2014!
Delaware Online – “Andrew W.K.’s ‘Party Hard Holiday’ In West Chester.“
Bucks County Courier Times – “Andrew W.K. Is All About Having A Good Time.“
Boston Globe – “The Joy Of Christmastime With Andrew W.K.“
Worcester Telegram – “Andrew W.K. To Party At The Palladium.“
Atlantic City Weekly – “5 Questions With Professional Partier Andrew W.K.“
San Diego City Beat – “The Andrew W.K. Party Program.“
Phoenix New Times – “Andrew W.K.: Music Is A Tool For Partying.“