Andrew WK launches colossal new video for Music Is Worth Living For

Andrew WK has released a new video for his anthemic track Music Is Worth Living For.

The song features on his latest album You’re Not Alone – his first record since 2009’s 55 Cadillac – which launched last month via Sony Music.

Speaking about the Tim Dennesen-directed video, Andrew WK says: “Music Is Worth Living For finds me and my band in the throes of a colossal vision quest. 

“Determined to party harder than ever, we steel ourselves against alien elements, and battle a formless but formidable storm. 

"Multiplying myself, I attempt to transcend the whirling void by engaging in a series of flailing spiritual manoeuvres, vainly wrestling with the emptiness of my own soul.

“Alas, I discover I had already been consumed by my own triumphantly pathetic creation. And at this moment of devastatingly poignant clarity, I realise I'm back where I started, trapped inside the hardest party of all: Being alive.”

It’s also been announced that Andrew WK will perform the track on Conan on Tuesday, April 24.

He’ll wrap up a run of UK shows this weekend, with further dates planned across North America over the coming months.

Andrew WK 2018 tour dates

Apr 19: Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms, UK
Apr 20: Manchester O2 Ritz, UK
Apr 21: Glasgow Garage, UK
Apr 28: Jacksonville Welcome To Rockville, FL
Apr 29: Tampa The Orpheum Theatre, FL
May 01: Pensacola Vinyl Music Hall, FL
May 03: Birmingham Saturn, AL
May 04: Concord Carolina Rebellion Festival, NC
May 05: Atlanta Shaky Knees Festival, GA
May 08: Louisville Diamond Pub, KY
May 09: Indianapolis Hi-Fi Lounge, IN
May 10: Grand Rapids Pyramid Scheme, MI
May 11: Maquoketa Codfish Hollow, IA
May 12: Chicago The Vic, IL
May 13: Somerset Northern Invasion Festival, WI
May 15: Rochester Montage Music Hall, NY
May 16: Toronto Opera House, ON
May 17: Boston Paradise, MA
May 18: New York Irving Plaza, NY
May 19: Columbus Rock On The Range Festival, OH
May 20: Washington 9:30 Club, DC 
May 21: Philadelphia Union Transfer, PA
May 22: Millvale Mr. Smalls, PA
May 24: St. Louis Delmar Hall, MO
May 25: Pryor Rocklahoma, OK
Aug 18: Las Vegas Psycho Las Vegas, NV
Sep 04: Phoenix The Crescent Ballroom, AZ
Sep 05: Los Angeles The Fonda Theatre, CA
Sep 06: San Francisco The Fillmore, CA
Sep 07: Portland Revolution Hall, OR
Sep 08: Seattle The Showbox @ The Market, WA
Sep 09: Vancouver Imperial, BC
Sep 11: Calgary Dickens Pub, AB
Sep 13: Winnipeg The Park Theatre, MB
Sep 14: Minneapolis Varsity Theatre, MN
Sep 18: Des Moines Wooly’s, IA
Sep 19: Kansas City Record Bar, MO
Sep 21: Dallas Tree’s, TX
Sep 22: Austin The Mohawk, TX
Sep 23: Houston White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, TX
Sep 25: Nashville The Basement East, TN
Sep 26: Durham Motorco, NC
Sep 27: Atlanta Terminal West, GA
Sep 28: Orlando The Beacham, FL

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