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

on April 02, 2013, 4:40pm

andrew wk marky ramone bob gruen Andrew W.K. and Marky Ramone will play Ramones songs around the world

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.”

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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Lincoln Pigmeister
April 12, 2013 at 3:13 am

This would be fun. It’s a pity Death Grips is the same night!

Marty Mashup
April 9, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I think this is tragic. I lost all respect for Marky when he started
marketing a pasta sauce calling it Marky Ramones Pasta Sauce. He should
have called it Mark Bells Pasta Sauce…it sounds much more like a cooks
name. He was not an original Ramones member and he did not write any of
the songs. He should have more respect for the late Joey and Dee Dee
who wrote the songs than to drag the Ramones name through the dirt and
try to make money off it now…with no respect. I bet they are turning
in their graves right now. Andrew WK is no better. He is the new
face….or should I say ass or dick or cunt?! … of Playtex hygiene
wipes, and now he is going to be singing in a Ramones tribute band with
Marky…trying to cash in as well on Joey and Dee Dees songs. As a
Ramones fan I find it completely disgusting. The pair of them are trying
to squeeze as much blood money out of the Ramones stone as possible. I
wont be handing my hard earned cash to these two clowns. I thought it
was the job of footballers to have no integrity and sell their name to
products….I had always hoped that musicians were smarter with more
integrity than that….but in this case, integrity is obviously a word
that does not exist in their vocabulary. This is a very sad day for punk

April 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm

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Throughout the remarkable twenty-two-year career of the Ramones the seminal punk rock band, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers, Recording Academy Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners and inductees into The Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, Monte A. Melnick saw it all. He was the band’s tour manager from their 1974 CBGB debut to their final show in 1996. Now, in this NEW UPDATED EDITION he tells his story. Full of insider perspectives and exclusive interviews and packed with over 250 personalcolor photos and images; this is a must-have for all fans of the Ramones.


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