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Oct 27, 2017

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC TO EMBARK ON ILL-ADVISED TOUR

Los Angeles – Oct. 13, 2017

On February 27, 2018, “Weird Al” Yankovic will launch The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour – a stripped-down, no-frills production scheduled to run through June.

After his highly successful Mandatory World Tour (200 dates including the Hollywood Bowl and Radio City Music Hall), Yankovic decided that he wanted to take a break from the high-octane theatrics that he’s known for and go bare-bones – no costumes, no props, no video screens… just Al and his band of three decades hanging out on stage, playing music. Because of the nature of the show, Yankovic will be performing exclusively in intimate theatres and settings.

Drawing from a back catalogue of 14 studio albums, Weird Al promises to deliver a different set list every night - no two shows along the tour will be the same. And rather than focusing on the hits from his career, the show will feature Yankovic’s non-parody material – the deep cuts and obscure tracks.

According to Al: “After 35 years of big productions, I just wanted to take it down a few notches and have a little musical palate cleanser. This show will be loose, unpredictable, and maybe a bit sloppy – we’ll be making it up as we go along!”

Opening the show each night will be Al’s long-time friend (and UHF cast member), the legendary comedian Emo Philips.

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time. His most recent release Mandatory Fun (2014) was the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. In November 2017, Legacy Recordings will release the career-spanning Squeeze Box: The Complete Recordings of “Weird Al” Yankovic, including all 14 of his studio albums re-mastered for vinyl and CD format, plus a rarities album and 120-page book of photos from the archives, all housed in a replica of his signature accordion.

All dates for The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour are listed below. Sign-up to obtain tickets begins today at 9:00 AM Pacific time at weirdal.com. Tickets will go on sale at 12:00 noon local time Friday, October 20.

Date                     City                                  Venue
2/27/18                Poughkeepsie, NY           Bardavon 1869 Opera House
3/1/18                  Tarrytown, NY                   Tarrytown Music Hall
3/2/18                  Mashantucket, CT            Foxwoods Resort Casino-Fox Theater
3/3/18                  Portsmouth, NH               The Music Hall
3/4/18                  Boston, MA                      Wilbur Theatre
3/7/18                  Montreal, QC                   Place Des Arts- Theatre Maisonneuve
3/9/18                  Toronto, ON                     Danforth Music Hall
3/10/18                Grand Rapids, MI            20 Monroe Live
3/11/18                 Ann Arbor, MI                  Michigan Theater
3/13/18                Buffalo, NY                      University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
3/14/18                Ithaca, NY                       State Theatre
3/16/18                Atlantic City, NJ              Caesars Atlantic City-Circus Maximus
3/17/18                 Huntington, NY              The Paramount
3/18/18                 Lancaster, PA                 American Music Theatre
3/20/18                 Bethesda, MD                Music Center at Strathmore
3/23/18                 New York, NY                Apollo Theater
3/24/18                 Greensburg, PA             Palace Theatre
3/25/18                 Cleveland, OH               Playhouse Square-Ohio Theatre
3/26/18                 Lexington, KY                Lexington Opera House
3/28/18                 Louisville, KY                 The Brown Theatre
3/29/18                Carmel, IN                       The Center for the Performing Arts
3/30/18                Champaign, IL                 Virginia Theatre
3/31/18                Des Moines, IA                Hoyt Sherman Place
4/2/18                  Rochester, MN                Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall
4/3/18                  Minneapolis, MN             Pantages Theatre
4/4/18                  Minneapolis, MN             Pantages Theatre
4/6/18                  Chicago, IL                     Vic Theatre
4/7/18                  Chicago, IL                     Vic Theatre
4/10/18                Milwaukee, WI                Pabst Theater
4/12/18               Wabash, IN                      Honeywell Center
4/13/18               Chattanooga, TN             Walker Theater
4/14/18               Augusta, GA                    Miller Theater
4/15/18               Atlanta, GA                      Tabernacle
4/17/18               Nashville, TN                  Nashville Comedy Festival-War Memorial
4/19/18               Springfield, MO              Gillioz Theatre
4/20/18               Longview, TX                  LeTourneau University Belcher Center
4/21/18               Austin, TX                       Moontower Comedy Festival- Paramount Theatre
4/22/18              Midland, TX                     Wagner Noel Performance Arts Center
4/24/18              Stafford, TX                     Stafford Centre for Performing Arts Theatre|
4/25/18              San Antonio, TX              Tobin Center for the Performing Arts|
4/27/18              Dallas, TX                       The Majestic Theatre
4/28/18              Wichita, KS                     Orpheum Theater
4/29/18              Kansas City, MO             Folly Theater
5/1/18                Denver, CO                     Paramount Theatre
5/3/18                Grand Junction, CO        Avalon Theatre
5/4/18                Ivins, UT                        Tuacahn Ampitheatre at Tuacahn Center for the Arts
5/5/18                Tucson, AZ                        Fox Tucson Theatre
5/6/18               Santa Fe, NM                    Lensic Performing Arts Center
5/8/18               Mesa, AZ                           Meza Arts Center- Ikeda Theatre
5/9/18               Palm Desert, CA                McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts
5/11/18             Los Angeles, CA                The Theatre at Ace Hotel
5/12/18             San Diego, CA                   Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
5/15/18             Sacramento, CA                Crest Theatre
5/17/18             Monterey, CA                     Golden State Theatre
5/18/18             Turlock, CA                        Turlock Community Theatre                      
5/19/18             Oakland, CA                      Fox Theatre
5/20/18             Napa, CA                           Uptown Theatre
5/22/18             Redding, CA                      Cascade Theatre
5/24/18             Eugene, OR                      McDonald Theatre
5/25/18             Portland, OR                     Revolution Hall
5/26/18             Portland, OR                     Revolution Hall
5/27/18             Spokane, WA                    Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
5/29/18             Seattle, WA                       Moore Theatre
5/31/18             Calgary, AB                       Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
6/1/18               Regina, SK                        Casino Regina- Show Lounge
6/2/18               Enoch, AB                         River Crest Resort and Casino-The Venue
6/3/18              Medicine Hat, AB               Esplanade Theatre
6/5/18              Winnipeg, MB                    Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts
6/6/18              Fargo, ND                          Fargo Theatre
6/8/18              Columbia, MO                   Jesse Auditorium
6/9/18              Clear Lake, IA                    Surf Ballroom
6/10/18            Green Bay, WI                    Meyer Theatre