Andrew W.K. knows how to party hard, but he's pretty serious about high-quality instruments, which is why he turned to the ESP Custom Shop to create his own Taco Guitar, which is being appropriately unveiled on October 4, 2017... National Taco Day. Andrew's previous food-themed ESP Custom was in the shape of a pizza.
"I started pondering, what’s another food that's as party as pizza? As far as party foods go, tacos are definitely partier than almost anything else. Pizza and tacos are among the partiest foods in the world. I realized that since I had paid tribute to pizza, I now had to pay tribute to tacos in all their glory. I was destined to make a taco shaped guitar," declared Andrew. "This is proof that if you have the vision, no matter how outlandish or unruly, the team at ESP Guitars can turn it into a beautiful reality. And they only use the highest quality materials and they're truly master craftsmen. Absolutely mind blowing attention to detail and playability. There’s no compromise when it comes to the integrity of the instrument, or the hardness of the party."
Andrew put his own artistic skills to the test in the creation of this new ESP Custom, choosing to paint the unique instrument by hand on his own. The guitar's outstanding artwork features a ground beef taco on the front (topped off with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped lettuce, and jumbo diced tomatoes), and a blue eye on the back.
With a new studio album set for release on March 2, 2018 via Sony Music worldwide, Andrew W.K. is currently in the middle of his first full-band concert outing in five years, “The Party Never Dies Tour”. Tour dates can be found below; tickets to all shows can be purchased here at Andrew's site.
Andrew W.K. Tour Dates
Oct 04 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Oct 05 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Oct 07 - St. Louis, MO - Ready Room
Oct 08 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Oct 09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr Smalls
Oct 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts
Oct 12 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
Oct 13 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
Oct 14 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Oct 15 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Oct 17 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Oct 18 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
Oct 19 - Columbus, OH - A&R Bar
Oct 20 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Oct 21 - Chicago, IL - The Vic
Oct 23 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
Nov 18 - Mexico City, MEX - Corona Capital