"I'm just," Andrew W.K. says, "shocked!"
For 21 nights this summer, W.K.'s gonna be the opening act for Black Sabbath's reunion tour.
But according to the official hype, he won't be playing any of his nose-bloodying party hits, such as "Party Hard," "It's Time to Party," or "Party Til You Puke."
Instead, "the King of Partying will perform a special DJ set every night" chockablock with "a rabble-rousing selection of classic riffs, heavy jams, and crowd pleasing favorites spanning every era of hard rock and metal."
"It's just the most incredible dream come true!" W.K. enthuses in his official response to the Sabbath gig. "This is the greatest honor I could be given.
"I remember when the phone rang and I first heard that Black Sabbath wanted me to be their exclusive opening act. I was really in a state of disbelief - almost sick with amazement and excitement."
Andrew W.K.'s Tour Dates With Black Sabbath
July 25 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, TX
July 27 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
July 29 Live Nation Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
July 30 High Dive, Gainesville, FL
July 31 Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
August 2 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
August 4 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
August 6 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
August 8 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
August 10 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
August 12 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
August 14 Air Canada Center, Toronto, Ontario
August 16 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
August 18 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
August 22 Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
August 24 Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
August 26 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
August 28 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
August 30 US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
September 1 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
September 3 Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
"It took about three days," the King of Partying admits, "until I fully mastered the reality of this opportunity and realized it was really going to happen.
"Black Sabbath's music changed my life from the first time I heard it, and this tour will change my life all over again. I couldn't be more thankful or humbled by this one-in-a-billion miracle.
"Can this really be real!? What kind of adventure will this be!?"
Black Sabbath. Wednesday, July 31. Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $25 to $125 plus fees via livenation.com. Call 561-795-8883 or visit cruzanamphitheatre.net.
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