Andrew W.K. to Play One Million-Volt Keyboard Solo Through David Blaine's Body - Rolling Stone
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Andrew W.K. to Play One Million-Volt Keyboard Solo Through David Blaine’s Body

Party-rocker will team up with magician for electrifying stunt on Sunday

Andrew W.K. and David BlaineAndrew W.K. and David Blaine

Andrew W.K. and David Blaine

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Andrew W.K. plans to cement his self-anointed legacy as the Greatest Partier of All Time on October 7th, when he’ll rip a solo on a one million-volt keyboard that will send electrical currents coursing through the body of magician David Blaine. Seriously.

“A 1,000,000 volt keyboard???” exclaims an apparently incredulous W.K. in a statement. “This is absolutely a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience and probably the most dangerous musical instrument ever created! I’m absolutely electrified and terrified by the opportunity to play a keyboard solo with so much energy, and to use this incredibly powerful device to send a musical surge through David’s brain! I just hope he can withstand my high-powered party piano playing!”

W.K. will rock out on a keyboard powered by seven towering Tesla coils that will surround Blaine, who will stand on a 20-foot-high platform at New York’s Hudson River Park Pier 54. The million volts of rockage will stream around and through Blaine for three days and nights.

Dubbed Electrified, the stunt is part of Blaine’s Ultrabook Experience partnership with Intel. W.K.’s performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Fans will be able to control the coils through Ultrabook stations located in various cities around the world, and the entire event will be live-streamed here.

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