Andrew W.K. Recruited for Ramones Cover Band Featuring an Actual Ramone

Andrew W.K. Recruited for Ramones Cover Band Featuring an Actual Ramone

In hard partying news, Andrew W.K. has been tapped by the last remaining Ramone to provide lead vocals in Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg - a Ramones cover band - on their upcoming world tour.

Formerly led by Misfits' singer Michael Graves, Blitzkrieg has been carrying the torch of the Ramones' punk legacy by performing sets jam-packed with around 30 pogo-friendly songs from the band's songbook.

According to a statement from the drummer, he was initially drawn to W.K. as a lead singer thanks to Andrew's "party philosophy, which has also always been my exact take on life."

See also: Take Our Andrew W.K. Party Tip Quiz!

Along with the rest of Blitzkrieg, W.K. and Ramone will be taking over the world this summer and fall with two stops in New York, including the tour kick-off show at Santos' Party House. Tour dates after the jump.

May 3 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House May 9 - Novi Sad, Serbia @ TRG Slobode (Free show) May 10 - Rome, Italy @ Crossroads Live May 11 - Zaragoza, Spain @ Actitude Rock Festival May 12 - Valencia, Spain @ Rock City May 14 - St. Petersburg, Russia @ ClubZal May 15 - Ekaterimburg, Russia @ Tele-Club May 16 - Moscow, Russia @ 16 Tons June 30 - Helsiniki, Finland @ The Circus (Tuska Open Air After Party) July 5 - Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Razzmatazz July 7 - Attica, Greece @ Rockwave Festival (Terra Vibe Park) July 19 - Altes Lager, Germany @ Motorcycle Jamboree October 2 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club October 3 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza October 4 - Boston, MA @ Paradise October 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts October 8 - Chicago, IL @ Metro October 10 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's October 12 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent October 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre October 23 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom October 24 - Manchester, UK @ Academy October 25 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Garage

And if you need a taste of what this union will be bringing to A City Near You, check out Andrew WK's cover of "Blitzkrieg Bop" with The Casualties from a 2010 Warped tour stop. Also featured: Big Damn Band and some Oompa Loompas.

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