Posted in music | tour dates on February 23, 2010

by Andrew Frisicano

Andrew WK

As part of a resurgence of activity, ANDREW W.K. will play a very special concert on MARCH 16th, 2010, at the FILLMORE NEW YORK at IRVING PLAZA, Manhattan, NYC. The performance will be Andrew's first headlining public concert in New York in over 5 years and comes at a time of building excitement and buzz, growing steadily ever since Andrew W.K. was first unofficially "removed" from regular live touring in 2005.
Also on the NYC bill for that show will be The Dirty Pearls and Chainsaw Trio. Tickets go on presale February 24th at 10am. General sale tickets TBA.

The show's announcement comes the same day as Andrew WK's "Ask Andrew W.K. Anything" event, happening at Santos Party House tonight (2/23). The show is sold out, but you will be able to stream it (@ 8pm EST) and ask questions online through a Justin.TV player that is also embedded below .

Andrew WK and band will be at SXSW this year, and we're beyond excited to announce that in addition to the super exciting announcement that Roky Erickson/Okkervil River is playing, Andrew will play a solo set at the just-announced BrooklynVegan/M for Montreal day party at Galaxy Room (formerly Radio Room) on Saturday, March 20th. Full lineup TBA soon.

Andrew WK

He'll also be playing other SXSW shows (like an official showcase Wednesday night at Buffalo Billiards), some with the full band, and he'll be playing bass with Thurston Moore's reformed Society's Ills at the Ecstatic Peace showcase on Friday March 19th (though note: there is a rumor that Society's Ills are no longer playing the Ecstatic Peace show, but instead just playing a day party... stay tuned).

Other upcoming live shows include MtyMx (in Mexico), Big Ears (with an orchestra) and will be on the road all summer as a headliner on the Warped Tour. Andrew fits in everywhere! All dates here.

Andrew WK's previously import-only album Close Calls With Brick Walls was set to come out today (2/23) but will instead get released March 23rd on the Steev Mike label (? - Andrew WK's alleged alter-ego, something that I'm sure will be addressed at Santos tonight). It comes with a 'rare & unreleased' bonus disc called Mother of Mankind. One of the songs on the record is the awesomely appropriate at any age anthem "Not Going to Bed". The video, which came out in Japan after the album's initial release in 2006, is posted below along with a message from Andrew and an "advertisement" for the new record...

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Watch Andrw live @ Santos
Watch live video from Andrew WK on Justin.tv

Andrew W.K. - Not Going to Bed

Andrew says:

"I have been waiting and waiting for the perfect time to play with band in New York again. For various reasons, the universe has aligned itself last minute and the gods have responded: We have license to rage! I am so excited that this 1st show back can happen in my home city! The perfect time was a feeling in the air- with the eve of Saint Patty's providing a sweet spirit of celebration, this will be the hardest party yet."
ANDREW W.K. "CLOSE CALLS WITH BRICK WALLS & MOTHER OF MANKIND" Advertisement

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Comments (28)

ITS TIME TO PARTY!

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 2:15 PM

(yawn)

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 2:16 PM

2:16...coffee will help that!

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 2:22 PM

i didnt know he had a full band

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 2:27 PM

but...WHO IS THE REAL ANDREW WK?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 2:28 PM

I feel like people have been trying to get me to give a shit about Andrew WK for a decade. I still don't.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 2:43 PM

in all seriousness, i have no idea who this person is. He sold out just a Q and A? Who exactly is he?

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 2:44 PM

no one cares about your frivolous opinion, 2:43.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histrionic_personality_disorder

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 2:48 PM

I did not know he wasn't allowed to tour.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 2:49 PM

"no one cares about your frivolous opinion, 2:43"

Actually, I do...and I agree. This guy's a snooze, and so is his club.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 2:51 PM

DON'T STOP LIVIN' IN THE RED!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 3:04 PM

its a sad day when andrew wk has turned into a respected artist.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 3:35 PM

people who don't like andrew wk tend to be absolutely terrible humans. you don't want to be terrible, do you? hardy a shock that this place would be so cynical, though. awk's power and positivity is too much for such a source of negativity.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 3:51 PM

I think half of these comments are AWK

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 4:09 PM

LET'S GET THE FUCKING PARTY STARTED!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 4:30 PM

i don't understand how this clown has gotten to where he is. what has he done that's any good?

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 4:32 PM

party hard

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 4:40 PM

But does his daddy love him and is he proud of his accolades as a knucklehead? These are the important questions.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 4:53 PM

is he a trustfund baby?

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 5:03 PM

All the WK haters have tedious, aimless clerical positions and like to smell their own wrists and apologize to people who bump into them on the subway. They think being serious will get them girls, but never get any. Little fiddlers, piss on your own legs.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 10:36 PM

q&a was a trainwreck. can't believe he charged people
money to hear him take prescreened questions about nothing substantial.

his full band show better not dissapoint. he better be playing I get wet from start to finish

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 12:11 AM

but...WHO IS THE REAL ANDREW WK?!?!

the myth exposed!

he hosts a kid's show on cartoon network

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/dbd/index.html

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 2:09 AM

people actually paid for a q&a with this clown. you gotta be pathetic to pay for that kind of shit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 9:52 AM

You people actually think that needed to be staged? What struck you as so suspicious exactly other than your own proclivity to buy into conspiracy theories? I was there, there was a microphone, people went up to it freely and passed it around.

Posted by Really? | February 25, 2010 3:16 PM

man that was incredible.

PLANET EARTH

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Posted by دردشه | October 3, 2010 8:02 PM

i was at highline and not williamsburg and the set list posted here seems to fit though I thought they only played 3 songs in the encore (definetely slush and take it in were two of them) though i could be wrong.

Posted by Girls Games | December 4, 2011 3:09 PM

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