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Andrew W.K. to rock on New Year's Eve at New York City's Irving Plaza

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According to a Dec. 29 report from the New York Post, professional party-rocker Andrew W.K. is set to rock on New Year's Eve at Irving Plaza in New York City.

The concert, which also features openers Team Spirit, DJ Aleister X, a live-band punk karaoke set, is expected to have a midnight countdown along with a champagne toast as part of the night's festivities.

“In all my years of being a professional partier, this is the first time I’ve played a New Year’s Eve concert,” W.K. tells The Post. “Of all the nights [my band’s] party prowess could be effective, that would be the night. But then again, it’s New Year’s Eve at [all of] our shows. We play with that intensity every night.”

W.K. will be performing his 2001 classic, "I Get Wet," album from start to finish, along with several other notable tunes.

For fans who can't make the concert, W.K. has provided tips for ringing in the new year at a friend's house.

“You definitely need a lot of trash cans. This is something I have experience in. Make sure they are placed everywhere, almost as though it were a trash can party. It’s a small thing, but it makes a difference," W.K. says. “It’s also a good idea to keep certain rooms off-limits, because, as the party gets crazier, you might find people sleeping in your bed. Or doing something else in your bed that doesn’t involve sleeping. Food doesn’t have to be pre-planned. We have so many options in New York, so why bother with cooking when you can order something in? It adds to the spontaneity.”

W.K. says it's important to also be able to party on your own, much like Macaulay Culkin's character did in "Home Alone."

“Partying on your own is not only fun, it’s crucial. The best role model is Kevin McAllister, Macaulay Culkin’s character from 'Home Alone.' He makes ice cream sundaes, he orders pizza all for himself, he watches movies," W.K. said. "Doing those kind of things is the best way to understand what makes you, you.”

Tickets are still available for W.K.'s New Year's Eve concert in New York City.


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