Be warned, partying personified is descending upon Philadelphia.
On Thursday, September 11th, Andrew W.K. will sound the party alarm at the Theater of the Living Arts, where he and his band will bring to the City of Brotherly Love a monster metal howl unlike the world has ever heard.
“It’s been a fair amount of months since we played at the Theater of the Living Arts,” W.K. said during a recent interview. “I’m really excited about going back there.”
For anyone who has yet to party hard with W.K., his performances are borderline barbaric displays of manic riffs, crushingly contagious enthusiasm, and an infectious lust for life. Andrew W.K. may be the first artist to triumph in the aesthetic of fun.
But whatever you do, don’t call this show a concert.
“It isn’t so much a concert. It’s not really us just playing for those who are there to watch. It’s not a spectator event, and I don’t feel like the show stops at the end of the stage,” W.K. said. “I think that the audience is all part of what makes the concert exciting. It’s more like a celebration.”
Andrew W.K. is determined to prove how incredible fun can be, and promises to convert those who have doubts concerning his dedication.
“The energy the audience is putting into it, and the energy they are getting back from me and the band and the music is so high, that no matter what they went in thinking, they won’t leave that way. It’s pretty intense.
“There is something very fun about this,” W.K said of his music. “We take having fun very seriously.”
It is assured that everyone present at the TLA will know what a serious practice the art of fun can be.
Andrew W.K. will be playing at the TLA, 334 South Street, on Thrus., Sept. 11, at 9 p.m., with High on Fire and Vaux. $17, All Ages
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