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

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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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mikempress1
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THIS IS GREAT NEWS -  I LOVED THE RAMONES AND I LOVE SEEING MARKY & HIS BAND PLAY RAMONES SONGS LIVE!!

Michael M.

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