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Posted on Fri, Oct 5, 2012 : 12:50 p.m.

Ann Arbor's Andrew W.K. to perform million-volt keyboard solo with David Blaine

By Bob Needham

Get rocker Andrew W.K. and illusionist/stunt creator David Blaine together and the results are bound to be interesting. And possibly dangerous.

Pitchfork reports that W.K., an Ann Arbor native who's celebrating the 10th anniversary of his landmark "I Get Wet" album, will play a key role in Blaine's latest project in New York on Sunday: "Andrew will perform a unique keyboard solo using a tesla coil powered instrument in which David Blaine will be imprisoned as 1,000,000 volts of party music surge through his body."

I'm not even sure what that means, but I kind of wish I could be there.

Read the Pitchfork article here.

Bob Needham is director of entertainment content for Reach him at or 734-623-2541, and follow him on Twitter @bobneedham.



Fri, Oct 5, 2012 : 10:19 p.m.

Is this 2002 or 2012?

Bill Wilson

Fri, Oct 5, 2012 : 10:17 p.m.

David Blaine is THE greatest magician/illusionist in the world. Congrats to Andrew... this exposure will really help.


Fri, Oct 5, 2012 : 6:59 p.m.

Andrew WK is probably the richest professional clown in history.


Fri, Oct 5, 2012 : 6:37 p.m.

When it's time to party we will party hard!