Andrew W.K. offered to pay one fan’s speeding ticket for this brilliant reason

"I was responsible for the sonic party power that caused you to speed," the 'Party Hard' artist told the speedster

Andrew W.K. has offered to pay a fan’s speeding ticket after they were caught by police driving too fast while listening to one of W.K.’s songs.

The ‘Party Hard’ artist – who will release his first new album in nine years in March – was alerted to the ticket after the fan tweeted both W.K. and BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with an explanation of what had happened.

Luke Mitchell was “casually” driving down the M4 when, he says, he got too carried away listening to W.K.’s ‘Music Is Worth Living For’.


After W.K. initially replied that Mitchell had paid “the price of partying”, the driver revealed that he had been fined £100 by Thames Valley Police for speeding while listening to the song.

Addressing Mitchell, W.K. then offered to pay the fine, writing: “LUKE – I would like to pay this speeding ticket for you. I was responsible for the sonic party power that caused you to speed.

“I’ll Direct Message you now to get your information. Please let me do this for you.”

Thames Valley Police also got in on the Twitter exchange, referencing the joke by writing: “You may ‘Want fun’ and to ‘Party hard’ but we want you to be safe. Drive safely dudes and party on (responsibly).”


Mitchell has since revealed that he has asked W.K. to donate the money for his speeding ticket to “a far more worthy cause than myself” in return for a spot on the guestlist at the artist’s forthcoming gig at Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms in April.