Win Tickets ($46): Andrew W.K. The Power of Partying @ Revolution Hall | Singer, Songwriter, Motivational Speaker, Punk, Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Andrew W.K. The Power of Partying @ Revolution Hall on October 4. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 3.


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AndrewwkAndrew W.K. The Power of Partying
October 4, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $20 ADV, $23 Doors | All Ages

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR

“I’m trying to make the most exciting music possible.”–Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K. is pleased to announce The Power of Partying, his first nationwide speaking tour, spanning the entire country with stops in all 50 U.S. states. Presented by The Party Party, each evening will be an intimate celebration of discussion, a pep rally for the inner spirit, and an optimistic look at the overwhelming intensity of life. The tour sees Andrew continuing his eternal mission to defend and promote human joy, and the never-ending collective search to find truth through partying. Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday, July 15, 2016 at 12PM Eastern at

This year celebrates Andrew W.K.’s tenth 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.

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

Age 4 Born in California and raised in Michigan, Andrew W.K. begins classical piano lessons. Encouraged by his parents, he continues to play piano throughout his young life, eventually taking up the drums in his teens and playing in numerous Detroit punk and metal bands.

Age 17 Begins recording solo material.

Age 18 Moves to New York City. Early recordings are circulated among record labels with the help of friends.

Age 20 Andrew plays dozens of shows up and down the East Coast, equipped only with a CD player, keyboard and microphone. Girls Own Juice, a debut EP culled from the early solo recordings, is released on Bulb Records.

Age 21 A second EP, Party Til You Puke, is released, also on Bulb. Andrew plays another series of one-man shows–including two support slots for Foo Fighters and a Belgian arts festival–before returning to New York to focus on forming a band. Members are assembled: Guitarist Jimmy Coup, formerly of Minnesota’s Coup de Grace, drummer Donald “D.T.” Tardy, late of Obituary, bassist Gregg R., and guitarists E. Payne and Sergeant Frank. The crew moves to Florida. Andrew signs to Island Records.

Age 22 Andrew W.K.’s debut album, I Get Wet, is recorded in Michigan, Los Angeles, New York City, Colorado, Minnesota, Florida. On October 29th, Mercury UK releases the “Party Hard” single, which enters the British charts at 14 as Andrew plays a series of sold out shows and appears on the cover of NME (twice!).

March 26, 2002 I Get Wet is released in the U.S. “This record is about ‘not stopping’ in every sense of the word, and every aspect of life, and it was created with determination that reflected that. Whatever you do in life, if you go full bore you’re bound to get wet--with blood, sweat, urine, semen or girls’ lubricant. This record is about cutting in to the heart of existence and getting wet. But it’s also about having no fear, experiencing intense emotions–from passionate feelings of love and excitement to the most anger filled, hateful rages, and everything in between–embracing life and other people, and coming together as a party in celebration of possibilities, potential and opportunity. It’s an explosion of human life.”

The Future
“I like things to be strong because I feel that other people can derive strength from that themselves. And I try to reflect that strength, and purity, truth and passion for what we are doing in everything you see and hear. How it’s not a fucking joke and that what we mean is very serious to us. I guess you could say this is a cause, but if so, it is a cause that is undertaken simply for its own sake.”

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31 Responses to Win Tickets ($46): Andrew W.K. The Power of Partying @ Revolution Hall | Singer, Songwriter, Motivational Speaker, Punk, Rock

  1. Matt September 26, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

    I’m a huge fan of Andrew W.K. and his unflinching positivity! I’ve long enjoyed his music but have never seen him in-person; this would be an awesome introduction to his message and a welcome respite from the occasionally frustrating political season.

  2. Aaron W September 26, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

    I work all day, and when I work I don’t feel alright. I would just like to get a party going.

  3. Anne September 26, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    Oh yes please. I need some optimism.

  4. Dan Wheeler September 26, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    I have no idea how to party. Andrew WK I need you to teach me!

  5. AJ September 26, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

    I want to party with Andrew w.k. because he is the all seeing all knowing party lord!!!

  6. Robert September 26, 2016 at 7:37 pm #


  7. Christa Volker September 27, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    When it’s time to party, I will party hard!!!

  8. Adrian honey September 27, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    I’ve started to get better health wise and I would to hear awk speak and get some more motivation.

  9. Erica Rosser September 27, 2016 at 12:33 pm #

    Totally interested. :)

  10. Brandi Anderson September 27, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    Andrew W.K is such a positive guy! would love to win!

  11. Jake Saunders September 27, 2016 at 1:39 pm #


  12. Anna September 27, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

    I’ve had a tough year and an infusion of party is precisely what I need.

  13. Elena Christie September 27, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

    Who doesn’t need a little reminder to party harder!!

  14. R Frawley September 27, 2016 at 2:05 pm #

    I have been a fan of Andrews like forever I need party tips from the Party Master!!!

  15. Ally September 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

    Sounds awesome, let’s get the party started!

  16. Jared Kirk September 27, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

    Party til you puke!!!!

  17. Beth September 27, 2016 at 7:58 pm #

    OMG AWK!! So good, I love his message. I want to get pumped and party on positivity with him!!!

  18. Dave G. September 28, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    Would be dandy to see Andy…

  19. Qing September 28, 2016 at 10:15 am #


  20. Rosy September 28, 2016 at 11:24 am #

    Time to PARTY! Andrew W.K. is the man to pump you up for any party, looks like an amazing show!

  21. Judy September 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    Time to get off the circus that’s been happening in politics! Andrew will put everything in much needed perspective and I need to hear him!

  22. Casey September 28, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

    I wanna party hard. I hardly party…

  23. Kelsey September 29, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    I’ve been working too hard. Must. Party. Soon. I love you Andrew!!!

  24. Lizzie September 29, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

    My best friend heard Andrew WK speak about the Power of Partying & Positivity in Chicago last year, and I was so sad to have missed seeing him come through Portland. Crossing my fingers that it will work this time around! :)

  25. Emily September 29, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    Yeees! I love his positive attitude and his work to create change through partying. I would love to see him again. Amazing guy, amazing time.

  26. Sarah G September 29, 2016 at 5:15 pm #

    Andrew W.K. has some great perspectives on life – I’d be curious to hear what he has to say about partying!

  27. Paul Carrier September 29, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

    ….to party is to dance with life!!!! Would enjoy meeting Andrew W.K. and hear his thoughts on life’s journey!!!!

  28. Brittanie McGurk September 29, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

    Definitely want to go to this- sounds unique!

  29. Mikey B September 30, 2016 at 8:05 am #

    Well, if I gotta party, might as well be with the master.

  30. Sarah September 30, 2016 at 9:55 am #

    I’m broke and would love to surprise my significant other with tickets to see Andrew W.K.
    He’s a big fan and could use some inspiration right now!

  31. Kristie Powell September 30, 2016 at 10:32 am #

    i wanna party!

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