Party Hard: State Dept to Send Rocker Andrew W.K. to Bahrain

Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier is one accomplished dude: international rock icon, music producer, club owner, motivational speaker, and television host — and soon, he’ll be known as a world statesman.

Known by his fans as Andrew W.K., Wilkes-Krier is known for his effusive optimism and undying public positivity, and the U.S. State Department has offered to send him to the Islamic Kingdom of Bahrain to “share his music and partying with the people there.” 

Serving as a cultural ambassador to the oil-rich Middle East island nation, Wilkes-Krier will travel there the first week of December, visiting ”elementary schools, the University of Bahrain, music venues, and more, all while promoting partying and world peace.” 

The announcement likens the trip to the American Jazz Ambassadors of the 20th century, who served as “examples of American culture and spirit” while traveling the world. 

Wilkes-Krier is married to Cherie Lily, a singer and fitness instructor of Persian descent. His only previous forays into politics have been appearances on the Fox News late-night program “Red Eye.”

“I feel very privileged and humbled by the chance to represent the United States of America and show the good people of Bahrain the power of positive partying,” the singer-songwriter stated. “I can hardly wait for this adventure!”

Wilkes-Krier is best known for his anthemic 2001 single “Party Hard”:

Photo credit: Andrew W.K.


Party Hard: State Dept to Send Rocker Andrew W.K. to Bahrain

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