Following his much celebrated national tour in January last year around Big Day Out, Manhattan based Andrew W.K. returns with his one-man-party band this May and has just announced supports for each city. Joining Andrew in Melbourne will be Bitter Sweet Kicks with their raw, splintering riffs, belting drums and howling vocals, while opening at The Zoo will be Brisbane’s Scraps.
Bang! Bang! Rock n Roll will bring their good time garage rock to Sydney audiences, and Perth duo Frozen Ocean will open the Bakery with their eclectic mix of punk, blues, metal, folk and grunge fuzzed-out noise. Also joining Andrew in each city will be his US label mate Aleister X.
In addition to the Groovin The Moo festivals and the previously announced sideshows, Andrew W.K. fans will have a chance to get up close and personal with the man during a Q&A session taking place at Polyester Records on Thursday the 3rd of May at 5:30pm. Co-owner Simon Karis will interview Andrew in their city store, promising to ask all the tough questions and give fans a chance to ask any questions they may have during this free in-store session.
Those who witnessed Andrew in solo mode during his 2007 Australian tour, which included an unforgettable performance at Meredith Music Festival, will know that these shows are not to be missed!
Andrew W.K., the multi-faceted musician and performer famous for his bloody nose and white clothes, exploded into the world in 2001 with his extremely high-energy rock’n’roll music and “party hard” ethos. He has released four full-length albums, numerous EPs and special releases, including his now infamous 2001 debut album I Get Wet, featuring the anthem ‘Party Hard’.
Andrew W.K. Australian Tour – May 2012
With special guest Aleister X for all shows
Tickets on sale now. Presented by Street Press Australia and RRR.
Wednesday 2 May – Pier Live – Frankston
Tickets: ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com.au
Thursday 3 May – Polyester Q&A session
Free entry from 5.30pm, 288 Flinders Lane
Friday 4 May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Presented by RRR
Supports: Bitter Sweet Kicks
Tickets: Corner Box Office, www.cornerhotel.com, by phone 9427 9198 and 57 Swan St, Richmond 12-8 Mon-Sat.
Wednesday 9 May – The Zoo, Brisbane
Tickets: Oztix, online at www.oztix.com.au, by phone 1300 762 545, from the venue online at thezoo.com.au and the usual outlets.
Thursday 10 May – The Standard, Sydney
Supports: Bang Bang Rock n Roll
Tickets: Moshtix, online www.moshtix.com.au, by phone 1300 Get Tix (438 849) and Moshtix outlets. Also through Penny Drop online: http://pennydrop.
Thursday 17 May – The Bakery, Perth
Supports: Frozen Ocean
Tickets: from the venue, www.nowbaking.com.au
and OzTix, online at www.oztix.com.au, by phone 1300 762 545.
Andrew W.K. will also perform at Groovin’ The Moo festivals nationally – www.gtm.net.au