Andrew W.K. to Send Million-Volt Keyboard Solo Through Magician David Blaine’s Body
Magician David Blaine is known for some pretty outrageous stunts, and his latest will include rocker Andrew W.K. performing a keyboard solo that will send one million volts through his body.
W.K. definitely loves to rock and nothing says that more than getting to play a high voltage instrument, but the musician admits he’s not sure how this will pan out. “A 1,000,000 volt keyboard?,” said a wowed W.K. in a statement. “This is absolutely a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience and probably the most dangerous musical instrument ever created! I’m absolutely electrified and terrified by the opportunity to play a keyboard solo with so much energy and to use this incredibly powerful device to send a musical surge through David’s brain! I just hope he can withstand my high-powered party piano playing.”
The event, dubbed ‘Electrified,’ will take place at New York’s Pier 54 today through Oct. 8 and is sponsored by Blaine’s partnership with Intel’s Ultrabook. Blaine will reportedly be attached to seven Tesla coils over a 72-hour period and Intel Ultrabook users can play their part by using their Intel Ultrabooks to control the strength of the electrical charge (typing ‘DB’ provides a stronger charge).
In a video interview with Google Plus (seen below), Blaine says, “There’s this toy from Sharper Image. It was like a plasma ball, where you touch the side of it and all the static electricity comes off to your fingertips from the center. I always loved that, and I wanted to create that where I would be in the center.”
Andrew W.K.’s portion of the event will reportedly find the musician performing on a keyboard that’s powered by the seven Tesla coils that surround Blaine. The W.K. keyboard solo portion will be live streamed Oct. 7 at 7:30PM at Ultrabook’s YouTube channel.
Watch David Blaine Discuss His ‘Electrified’ Stunt