Party ‘Til You Preach: Andrew W.K. announces 50 state ‘Power of Partying’ spoken word tour


Everyone’s favorite party connoisseur Andrew W.K. has announced his first nationwide speaking tour — dubbed “The Power of Partying”, presented by the Party Party — which kicks off September 15 in Chicago and will make stops in all 50 U.S. states along with the District of Columbia. The tour closes out by hitting all of New England, including a date at the Paradise November 28. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday at noon eastern time via AndrewWK.com. All dates can be found below.

“This is not a political party rally, it’s a rally about partying with the political elements set aside,” W.K. says 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.”

“By its very nature, the inner experience of a human being can be a vortex of confusion and clarity,” W.K. continues. “The current climate in America isn’t always aiding us in how to best grapple with the fundamental complexities of being who we are — being at our best. During this 50 state odyssey, we aren’t looking for a specific stance on any particular political issue. 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.”


This year marks Andrew W.K.’s 10th year as a party guru and motivational speaker, a journey that began with his now infamous four-hour lecture to a sold out NYU Skirball Center in 2006. On this new tour, each engagement will feature Andrew’s speech on living the party life and also include an open question and answer session, as well as a chance to meet Andrew W.K. in person.

In addition to The Power of Partying speaking tour, Andrew W.K. will also be performing select shows with his full band. All tour dates can be found on his website.

Andrew W.K.’s ‘The Power of Partying’ Speaking Tour
Sept 15 — Chicago, IL — Revolution Brewing Tap Room
Sept 22 — Austin, TX — The North Door
Sept 29 — Honolulu, HI — The Republik
Oct 01 — Anchorage, AK — The Tap Root
Oct 03 — Seattle, WA — Neumos
Oct 04 — Portland, OR — Revolution Hall
Oct 06 — Jackson Hole, WY — Pink Garter Theatre
Oct 07 — Bozeman, MT — The Eagles Ballroom
Oct 08 — Boise, ID — Neurolux
Oct 09 — Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge
Oct 11 — Englewood, CO — Gothic Theatre
Oct 13 — Las Vegas, NV — The Bunkhouse Saloon
Oct 14 — Mecca, CA — Desert Daze
Oct 17 — Phoenix, AZ — Phoenix Masonic Temple
Oct 19 — Santa Fe, NM — Meow Wolf
Oct 21 — Norman, OK — Opolis
Oct 22 — Wichita, KS — Barleycorn’s
Oct 23 — Omaha, NE — Waiting Room
Oct 24 — Sioux Falls, SD — Icon Lounge
Oct 25 — Fargo, ND — Sanctuary Events Center
Oct 26 — Saint Paul, MN — Turf Club
Oct 27 — Madison, WI — High Noon Saloon
Oct 28 — Des Moines, IA — Temple Theater
Oct 29 — St. Louis, MO — The Ready Room
Oct 30 — Little Rock, AR — Revolution Music Room
Oct 31 — Baton Rouge, LA — Manship Theatre
Nov 1 — Oxford, MS — Proud Larry’s
Nov 3 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works
Nov 4 — Birmingham, AL — Saturn
Nov 5 — Athens, GA — 40 Watt Club
Nov 6 — Tallahassee, FL — Club Downunder
Nov 7 — West Columbia, SC — New Brookland Tavern
Nov 8 — Carrboro, NC — The ArtsCenter
Nov 9 — Richmond, VA — Capital Ale House
Nov 10 — Charleston, WV — Labelle Theatre
Nov 11 — Louisville, KY — Zanzabar
Nov 12 — Bloomington, IN — Rhino’s Youth Center
Nov 13 — Detroit, MI — Masonic Temple Chapel
Nov 14 — Cleveland, OH — Capitol Theatre
Nov 16 — Philadelphia, PA — Trinity Center for Urban Life
Nov 17 — Washington, D.C. — Black Cat
Nov 18 — Baltimore, MD — Soundstage
Nov 19 — Arden, DE — Gild Hall
Nov 20 — Brooklyn, NY — Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov 21 — Asbury Park, NJ — House of Independents
Nov 25 — Burlington, VT — First Unitarian Church
Nov 26 — Portland, ME — SPACE Gallery
Nov 27 — Portsmouth, NH — 3S Artspace
Nov 28 — Boston, MA — Paradise
Nov 29 — Hamden, CT — The Space
Nov 30 — Providence, RI — Columbus Theatre