BREAKING NEWS: After a year of planning and development, the US State Department has unexpectedly canceled their plans for Andrew’s trip to the Middle East this week, after changing their minds and deciding that it was “a mistake and not appropriate.” More information and a statement from Andrew, coming soon.
The US Department of State in partnership with the US Embassy in Manama, Bahrain, has invited Andrew to visit the Middle East to promote partying and positive power. In the tradition of the American Jazz Ambassadors who traveled the world in the mid 20th century as examples of American culture and spirit, Andrew has been invited by the State Department to travel to the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain and share his music and partying with the people there. Andrew will begin his journey sometime in December, 2012 and will visit elementary schools, the University of Bahrain, music venues, and more, all while promoting partying and world peace.
Andrew says: “This is a tremendous invitation. I’m very thankful to the Department of State for giving me the opportunity to visit a place I’ve never been before. And I feel very privileged and humbled by the chance to represent the United States of America and show the good people of Bahrain the power of positive partying. I can hardly wait for this adventure!”
For security reasons, the exact travel dates, details, and other specifics are being kept top secret at this time. Complete information will be released as soon as possible.
The news exploded all over the mainstream media. Check out the links below for all of the coverage.
The Huffington Post – “Andrew W.K. Named Cultural Ambassador To The Middle East.“
The Guardian – “Andrew W.K.: Meet The US’s New Cultural Ambassador To Bahrain.“
Consequence Of Sound – “Andrew W.K. Is The United States’ New Cultural Ambassador.“
Vulture – “Andrew W.K. To Party Officially In Bahrain.“
Big Hollywood – “State Dept. To Send Andrew W.K. To Bahrain.“
Clash Magazine – “Andrew W.K. Named Cultural Ambassador To Bahrain.“
Mediaite – “Let’s Party Hard, Bahrain!“
WebProNews – “Andrew W.K. Is Now An Ambassador Of Partying.“
Entertainment.ie – “Andrew W.K. Named Cultural Ambassador To Middle East.“
The Gauntlet – “Andrew W.K. Named Cultural Ambassador To The Middle East.“
The Inquisitr – “Andrew W.K. Named Cultural Ambassador To The Middle East.“
Under The Gun Review – “Holy Sh!t: Andrew W.K. Named Cultural Ambassador.“
Music Feeds – “Andrew W.K. Appointed US Cultural Ambassador To Middle East.“
Audio Ink Radio – “Andrew W.K. Named U.S. Cultural Ambassador to the Middle East.“
Sputnikmusic – “Andrew W.K.: Party Ambassador.“
Pigeons & Planes – “Andrew W.K. Named Cultural Ambassador To The Middle East.“
Culture Map Austin – “Andrew W.K.’s Political Future.“