PREVIEW: Andrew W.K. Preaches The Unity of the Party Life

The FreeTimes previews Andrew’s motivational speaking tour, The Power of Partying, ahead of his Columbia, South Carolina stop at New Brookland Tavern on November 7th.

Enjoy an excerpt below and click HERE to read the full interview.

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For Andrew W.K., the party life is about more than simply partying. He sees celebratory, rowdy gatherings as key to the positivity that helps us make the most of life, unifying the masses through our shared love of getting together and getting down. And starting with 2001’s now iconic I Get Wet, his music, an adrenaline-addicted blend of hard rock heft and pop-leaning hooks, has long strived to inspire such energy.

But he also uses other means to spread his message. For a time, he wrote an advice column for The Village Voice. And for a decade now, he’s given lectures, now expanding that pursuit into his first speaking tour, hitting one venue in all 50 states.

“I never thought I would be giving lectures about anything,” he tells Free Times. “I never even thought I would be playing music professionally.”

That the tour surrounds this year’s heated presidential race — with W.K. hitting Columbia the night before Election Day — is apropos: This spring, he rolled out the Party Party, a thus-far amorphous political party aimed at (according to the website) providing an “all-inclusive alternative to the traditional two party model.”

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