Andrew WK Offers to Pay Fan’s Speeding Ticket
Andrew W.K. offered to pay a fan’s speeding ticket after he broke U.K. traffic laws while listening to the singer’s new track “Music Is Worth Living For.” The conversation took place on Twitter and eventually involved Thames Valley Police, who’d issued Luke Mitchell with the penalty around Jan. 15.
“Casually driving down the M4 and Andrew WK new single comes on ... and now I have a speeding ticket,” Mitchell tweeted. WK saw the comment and first responded: “The price of partying” before adding: “LUKE: I would like to pay this speeding ticket for you. I was responsible for the sonic power party that caused you to speed. I’ll direct message you now to get your information. Please let me do this for you.”
The police department added their own light-hearted tweet with a harder underlying message: “You may ‘Want Fun’ and to ‘Party Hard’ but we want you to be safe. Drive safely dudes and party on (responsibly).” Mitchell was later offered a pair of tickets to any of WK’s upcoming U.K. shows, but declined the invitation from MyTicket, saying: “Thank you so much, but I’ve asked Andrew WK to donate the money to a far more worthy cause than myself. In return he has offered me the chance to see him at the Wedgewood Rooms already.”
WK’s current tour itinerary includes seven U.K. dates in April with six U.S. dates wrapped around them. His new album You’re Not Alone – his first since 2010 – will be released on Mar. 2 via RED Music / Sony Music, with “Music is Worth Living For” released as the first single last week.