Andrew W.K. Heads To Town, Phone Near You

...is planning a promotion in which he will personally place a phone call to more than 1,000 fans who purchase his new album.

Party rocker Andrew W.K., whose second album "The Wolf," is due Sept. 9 via Island, is planning a promotion in which he will personally place a phone call to more than 1,000 fans who purchase his new album. The artist has also begun a headlining tour in advance of the new disc.

"The Wolf" can be pre-ordered via W.K.'s official Web site or Amazon.com beginning Aug. 25, and each fan to do so will receive an autographed CD booklet. The shaggy-haired pop-metal maven will personally phone each of the first 250 people to pre-order the album.

In addition, each copy of "The Wolf" will contain a unique code that can be used to log on to W.K.'s official site after its release and register for the chance to receive a phone call from the artist. For the first 10 weeks following the release date, 100 winners will be picked randomly, with the winning names posted on the site. W.K. will also post digital sound clips of the phone calls for other fans to hear.

Having co-headlined this summer's Vans Warped Tour, W.K. stepped out on his own last weekend to kick off a headlining tour with support acts Vaux and High On Fire. The tour hits Dallas tonight (Aug. 19).

Here are Andrew W.K.'s tour dates:

Aug. 19: Dallas (Trees)
Aug. 20: Austin, Texas (Mercury)
Aug. 21: El Paso, Texas (Club 101)
Aug. 22: Las Vegas (Huntridge Theater)
Aug. 23: Los Angeles (Henry Fonda Theater)
Aug. 24: San Francisco (Slim's)
Aug. 27: Seattle (Graceland)
Aug. 29: Salt Lake City (DV8)
Aug. 30: Denver (Ogden)
Aug. 31: Kansas City, Kan. (Bottleneck)
Sept. 2: Minneapolis (Fine Line)
Sept. 3: Chicago (Metro)
Sept. 4: St. Louis (Pop's)
Sept. 5: Cincinnati (Bogart's)
Sept. 6: Detroit (St. Andrew's)
Sept. 8: Cleveland (Peabody's)
Sept. 9: New York (Irving Plaza)
Sept. 10: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Sept. 11: Philadelphia (Theater of the Living Arts)
Sept. 12: Northampton, Mass. (Pearl Street)
Sept. 13: Washington, D.C. (University Yard)
Sept. 14: Atlanta (Masquerade)
Sept. 15: Tampa, Fla. (Masquerade)
Sept. 16: Orlando, Fla. (Social)
Sept. 17: Boynton Beach, Fla. (Club Ovation)