You remember I Get Wet – it’s the one that has Andrew W.K.’s face front and center with blood dripping down his nose, all the way to his throat. The album features the hit singles “Party Hard” and “She Is Beautiful.”
Here’s what W.K. told Ink 19 about the controversial cover photo during an interview in March 2002:
“Initially, I had this little piece of a cinder block, like a brick. I was able to get bloody noses very easily when I was younger, so I wanted to give myself a bloody nose, and then take a picture of it. But my nose didn’t bleed enough after I hit myself with the brick. I had to use this follow-up plan, which was [to take] this little water bottle full of pig’s blood that I’d gotten from the butcher shop. I just ended up using that because there was not enough blood from my nose after I hit myself. So, it turned out good. We took a few pictures and that one just seemed real cool, and that was it. There’s no message, other than what you see.”
And announcement on W.K.’s website notes that the new dates will be his first headline tour with his live rock band in almost seven years.
The tour kicks off March 3 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the Venue. The other Canadian date on the route is March 27 at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre.
The U.S. gigs begin March 4 at Seattle’s Showbox At The Market and run through an April 7 show in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at Revolution.
Stops include San Francisco (March 6); Las Vegas (March 9); Tempe, Ariz. (March 11); San Antonio, Texas (March 13); Denver (March 20); Minneapolis (March 22); Milwaukee (March 23); Detroit (March 24); Chicago (March 25); Boston (March 28); Philadelphia (March 30); New York City (April 2) and Atlanta (April 5).
W.K. has also booked a few shows in the United Kingdom – London (April 12), Manchester (April 13) and Glasgow (April 14).
A pre-sale for the U.S. and Canada shows begins Friday at 10 a.m. EST on AndrewWK.com. Tickets go on sale to the public at traditional ticket outlets Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. local time.
The pre-sale tickets for the U.K. shows are on sale now. U.K. tickets go on sale to the public Friday at 9 a.m. local time.
Click here for Andrew W.K.’s website.