Andrew W.K. to Perform 24-Hour Drum Session in World Record Attempt
If you’ve ever seen Andrew W.K. perform, you know that the man is able to conjure enough energy to power a small city. The singer’s frantic stage presence has mesmerized crowds for well over a decade and the party rocker will now use his internal power for an attempt to break a world record.
On June 19, Andrew W.K. will sit down behind a drum kit and proceed to bash the skins and cymbals for an uninterrupted 24 hours. Andrew will go for the world record drum session during the O Music Awards, which set out to “honor artists, innovators and fans impacting today’s music and culture.”
The official record attempt, Longest Drum Session in a Retail Store, will take place in an Oakley shop with Roots drummer ?uestlove and other surprise percussionists are scheduled to drop by and jam with Andrew to keep the party rocker energized and motivated.
“When the O Music Awards first told me about this event, I felt a combination of excitement and pure fear,” says Andrew W.K. “I began to realize that actually playing drums for a few hours would be challenging, let alone 24 hours non-stop! This feat of rhythmic endurance is going to push me to my party limits. Pounding out a beat for an entire earthly rotation will be a life-changing and life-threatening adventure!”
He continues, “I’m calling upon all the positive party power I can summon from above and below, from inside my own soul, and from the generous energy of all the amazing drummers who’ll be playing with me. Please give me your strength, so I may not only endure this ordeal, but make it an inspiring team achievement for us all! When it’s time to party, we will always drum hard.”
Fans will be able to watch the entire 24 hours at OMusicAwards.com. The awards show will begin June 19 at 7PM EST.