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Andrew W.K. and Marky Ramone will play Ramones songs around the world

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    Surviving Ramones drummer Marky Ramone and Andrew W.K. will perform over 30 hits from the seminal New York punk outfit’s catalogue across the world this summer. Ramone has recruited Andrew WK to serve as the new lead singer of the Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, and they’ll begin their travels together this May in the Big Apple.

    “I first met Andrew through a mutual friend and he told me about his party philosophy, which has also always been my exact take on life,” Ramone states in a press release. “We went into the rehearsal studio and it just clicked. We had so much fun that we wanted to invite everyone to the party. I’ve said before and I will say it again, these songs are too good not to be played live!”

    W.K. adds, “When Marky Ramone asks you to be his singer, you don’t even think about it. It’s an automatic, YES. I was intimidated by the magnitude of the opportunity – freaked out and overwhelmed – but I was also completely determined and focused – it’s something I had to do.”

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    For a slight preview of what to expect, we’ve provided a bizarre cover of “Blitzkrieg Bop” featuring W.K., The Casualties, and an Oompa Loompa. Yep.

    Marky Ramone’s Blitkrieg 2013 Tour Dates:
    05/03 – New York, NY @ Santos Party House
    05/09 – Novi Sad, RS @ Main Square
    05/10 – Rome, IT @ Crossroads Live Club
    05/11 – Zaragoza, ES @ Actitude Rock Festival
    05/12 – Valencia, ES @ Rock City
    05/14 – Saint Petersburg, RU @ ClubZal
    05/15 – E katerinburg, RU @ Tele-Club
    05/16 – Moscow, RU @ 16 Tons
    06/30 – Helsinki, FI @ Circus Venue
    07/05 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
    07/07 – Terra Vibe, GR @ Rockwaves Festival
    07/19 – Altes Lager, DK @ Jamboree Festival
    10/02 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
    10/03 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
    10/04 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
    10/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
    10/08 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    10/10 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
    10/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
    10/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda
    10/23 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
    10/24 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
    10/25 – Glasgow, UK @ TBA

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