Andrew W.K. has announced plans to embark on his first-ever American solo tour, The Human Party Machine. During this spring/summer jaunt, W.K. will be armed with only a microphone, a keyboard, and the will to survive as he brings his party to intimate club and bar settings across the country.
“I’m truly excited and also terrified by what will happen at these shows,” proclaims W.K. “It’s designed for maximum chaos and to put us as close to the abyss as possible. But we’re going to survive and thrive, because we’ll be in it together, arm-in-arm and heart-to-heart, becoming a human party machine made of blood, love, and courage. Get your friends together and let’s fucking do this!”
The shows will find W.K. performing his fan-favorite party anthems, including “Party Hard,” “We Want Fun,” “Long Live The Party,” “I Get Wet,” “You Will Remember Tonight,” and more. The Human Party Machine solo tour marks his first nationwide trek since last year’s I Get Wet 10th Anniversary world tour, which found W.K. performing his landmark debut album to sold out crowds in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Japan. He then followed that tour’s success with a special 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of his 2002 now classic album, I Get Wet.
On and off the stage, Andrew W.K. has maintained a furious delivery, a charismatic charm, and an energized enthusiasm that has kept his audience growing and excited. In recent years, W.K. has turned his positive message into motivational lectures at such Ivy League universities as Harvard and Yale, as well as speaking at a national My Little Pony convention this past fall. In addition to his own music, he received a Grammy nomination in 2009 for producing reggae and dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry’sRepentance album. He has also collaborated with such artists as Soulja Boy, Current 93, Good Charlotte, Steve Aoki, Rivers Cuomo, Matt & Kim, and even The Simpsons animated series (W.K. performed in the theme song for the legendary cartoon’s 20th anniversary episode).
Dates announced so far for The Human Party Machine Solo Tour can be seen below:
4/ 13 – Toledo, OH – Frankie’s Inner City
4/ 14 – Hamilton, ON – Club Absinthe
4/ 15 – Buffalo, NY – SoundLab
4/ 17 – Portland, ME – Studio 250
4/ 18 – Providence, RI – PVD Social Club
4/ 19 – Hartford, CT – Arch St Tavern
4/ 20 – Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
5/ 18 – Freehold, NJ – iPlay America (Skate And Surf Festival)
5/ 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Altar Bar
5/ 22 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
5/ 23 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
5/ 24 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
5/ 25 – Howell, MI – Harltand Performing Arts Center
5/ 26 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
5/ 28 – Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway
5/ 29 – Douglasville, GA – The Seven Venue
5/ 30 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box
5/ 31 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
6/ 01 – Jacksonville, FL – Roc Bar
6/ 02 – Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox
6/ 04 – Greensboro, NC – Greene St Club
6/ 05 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shakas
6/ 06 – Richmond, VA – Kingdom
6/ 07 – Springfield, VA – Empire
More Info on Andrew W.K.: http://www.andrewwk.com
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