Oct 7, 2012
WHAT: Andrew to perform one million volt keyboard solo with David Blaine.
WHEN: Sunday, October 7th, 2012 at 7:30pm EST.
WHERE: West Street at 11th Avenue and 13th Street in Downtown Manhattan, New York City. The event will also be live streamed on YouTube.
Andrew W.K. has announced he’s teaming up with David Blaine, for a truly electrifying performance. As part of Blaine’s Ultrabook Experience event, Electrified, Andrew will perform a unique keyboard solo using a tesla coil powered instrument in which David Blaine will be imprisoned as 1,000,000 volts of party music surge through his body. Presented by Intel, Electrified will find the master magician this weekend standing on a 20-foot-high platform at Hudson River Park Pier 54 in New York, surrounded by seven towering metallic orbs – or tesla coils – that will stream 1 million volts of electricity around him for 3 days and 3 nights. The sounds W.K. creates with this groundbreaking new musical instrument will send electric currents through Blaine’s entire body!
Andrew had the following to say about partaking in Blaine’s latest adventure:
“A 1,000,000 volt keyboard??? This is absolutely a once in a lifetime musical experience and probably the most dangerous musical instrument ever created! I’m absolutely electrified and terrified by the opportunity to play a keyboard solo with so much energy, and to use this incredibly powerful device to send a musical surge through David’s brain! I just hope he can withstand my high-powered party piano playing!”
Andrew’s electric keyboard solo will take place this Sunday, October 7th, at West Street/11th Avenue and 13th Street in downtown Manhattan at 7:30pm. Audiences around the world will also be able to control the Tesla coils through Ultrabook stations in cities worldwide, while the entire event will be continuously live-streamed at www.youtube.com/electrified.