Andrew W.K. Celebrates 'Power of Partying' on 50-State Speaking Tour

Andrew W.K. Celebrates 'Power of Partying' on 50-State Speaking Tour


Andrew W.K. Celebrates 'Power of Partying' on 50 State Speaking Tour news

From the beginning, Andrew W.K. has followed one mission: to party as hard as possible, as much as possible. Now the rocker is spreading that message across all 50 American states with his “Power of Partying” speaking tour. Presented by his anti-political party, the Party Party, the trek will launch September 15th in Chicago and conclude November 30th in Providence, Rhode Island.

The jaunt marks the 10th anniversary of the musician’s shift into motivational speaking, which began with a four-hour NYU lecture in 2006. “The Power of Partying” will feature W.K.’s speech on the party lifestyle, along with an open Q&A session and opportunities for meeting the party guru in person.

“This is not a political party rally, it’s a rally about partying with the political elements set aside,” W.K. said in a statement. “This is my attempt to add something positive and unifying to the divisive atmosphere surrounding us in so many different forms. Without targeting or preaching to any one side, I want to see if we can party together in our common humanity. We will have a party about being people.

“During this 50-state odyssey, we aren’t looking for a specific stance on any particular political issue,” he continued. “Instead, we’re looking to fortify the foundation of our spirit, so that we can each follow our individual destiny and pursue our own personal exploration of life as best we can. We are uniting around what we have in common – our shared humanity. This tour is a coming together for the sake of partying together. Even if we have different ideas from one another, or don’t know all the answers to all the questions, we can still party together. This is a celebration of positive partying – this is a party about partying.”

W.K. has also scheduled a handful of full-band concerts prior to and during the tour. Full details are available at his website.

Andrew W.K. “The Power of Partying” Speaking Tour Dates

September 15 – Chicago, IL @ Revolution Brewing Tap Room
September 22 – Austin, TX @ The North Door
September 29 – Honolulu, HI @ The Republik
October 1 – Anchorage, AK @ The Tap Root
October 3 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
October 4 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
October 6 – Jackson Hole, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre
October 7 – Bozeman, MT @ The Eagles Ballroom
October 8 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
October 9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
October 11 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
October 13 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
October 14 – Mecca, CA @ Desert Daze
October 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Phoenix Masonic Temple
October 19 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
October 21 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
October 22 – Wichita, KS @ Barleycorn’s
October 23 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
October 24 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Lounge
October 25 – Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center
October 26 – Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club
October 27 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
October 28 – Des Moines, IA @ Temple Theater
October 29 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
October 30 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
October 31 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Manship Theatre
November 1 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
November 3 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
November 4 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
November 5 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
November 6 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
November 7 – West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
November 8 – Carrboro, NC @ The ArtsCenter
November 9 – Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House
November 10 – Charleston, WV @ Labelle Theatre
November 11 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
November 12 – Bloomington, IN @ Rhino’s Youth Center
November 13 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Chapel
November 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Capitol Theatre
November 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trinity Center for Urban Life
November 17 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
November 18 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
November 19 – Arden, DE @ Gild Hall
November 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
November 21 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
November 25 – Burlington, VT @ First Unitarian Church
November 26 – Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery
November 27 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
November 28 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
November 29 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
November 30 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre