Andrew W.K. is back on the road tonight for his second U.S. tour behind You’re Not Alone, his first new album in more than a decade. To magnify the occasion, Andrew has released a new music video for the album’s inspirational title track, which debuted this morning at Stereogum. Andrew recently performed the new single and was interviewed on Australia’s Tonightly with Tom Ballard.
Directed by Jon Danovic, “You’re Not Alone” features Andrew performing in his inimitable style, featuring a black-light solo on his famed pizza guitar.
“‘You’re Not Alone’, as a song, an album, and a music video, seeks to acknowledge and amplify the presence of a power that’s both dark and light – to celebrate the transcendent beauty in both negative and positive experiences while maintaining a determined and resilient spirit throughout. By inverting every polarity and reflecting every opposite, we can unite the highest and lowest parts of ourselves, and rejoice in the ever-contrasting intensity of being alive.”
On You’re Not Alone, the party is reborn, delivering everything one would want from an Andrew W.K. album – high octane, full throttle rock ’n’ roll powered by buoyant, infectious, and triumphant melodies – plus new levels of intimacy and intensity never before reached by Andrew’s previous party rock recordings. His music, always a music of extremes, is more relentlessly upbeat and celebratory than ever, while also exploring contradiction and confusion in a joyous and liberating sonic atmosphere.
Andrew W.K. Tour Dates: Sept 04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Sept 05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Sept 06 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Sept 07 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Sept 08 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox at The Market
Sept 09 – Vancouver, CAN @ Imperial
Sept 11 – Calgary, CAN @ Dickens Pub
Sept 13 – Winnipeg, CAN @ The Park Theatre
Sept 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
Sept 15 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Sept 18 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Sept 19 – Kansas City, MO @ RecordBar
Sept 21 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Sept 22 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Sept 23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
Sept 25 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
Sept 26 – Durham, NC @ Motorco
Sept 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Sept 28 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham