Weird Al Yankovic Extends 'Mandatory World Tour' Into 2016

(UPDATE 2/24/16) Last year's massive 82-date tour in support of Mandatory Fun was a bold adventure for longtime funnyman Weird Al Yankovic, and the comic will repeat the cycle with another lengthy run of shows this summer. He'll trim the fat to a modest 78 shows between June and September, hitting amphitheaters and auditoriums across the U.S. during that time.

The tour kicks off on June 3 at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg and runs through the country until
September 24, when it culminates at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Notable stops along the four-month tour include BJCC in Birmingham, Fox Theatre in Atlanta, PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati and two-night stints at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

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Weird Al Yankovic tickets for all summer shows go on sale this Friday, February 26 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. VIP and internet presales are now available through Friday at 10 a.m.

Check out the complete tour itinerary below:

Weird Al Yankovic Mandatory World Tour 2016 Tour Dates

06/03 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater
06/04 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
06/05 – Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
06/07 – Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre
06/09 – Lakeland, FL @ Youkey Theatre
06/10 – Miami, FL @ Adrienne Arsht Center
06/12 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC
06/15 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater
06/16 – Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry
06/17 – Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center
06/18 – Greensboro, NC @ White Oak Amphitheatre
06/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
06/21 – Portsmouth, VA @ Portsmouth Pavilion
06/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome Theatre
06/24 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theatre
06/25 – Bay City, MI @ Veterans Memorial Park
06/26 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Foellinger Theatre
06/28 – Evansville, IN @ Victory Theatre
07/01 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
07/02 – Aurora, IL @ RiverEdge Park
07/03 – Merrillville, IN @ Star Plaza Theatre
07/06 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
07/07 – Indianapolis, IN @ White River State Park
07/08 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
07/09 – Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre
07/10 – Southaven, MS @ BankPlus Amphitheater
07/12 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
07/14 – Houston, TX @ Brown Theater at Wortham Center
07/15 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Live
07/16 – Dallas, TX @ Winspear Opera House
07/17 – Enid, OK @ Enid Event Center
07/19 – El Paso, TX @ Plaza Theatre
07/21 – San Diego, CA @ CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
07/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
07/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
07/24 – San Jose, CA @ City National Civic
07/26 – Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo
07/27 – Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo
07/28 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
07/29 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
07/30 – Rohnert Park, CA @ Sonoma State University
08/02 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
08/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
08/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
08/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
08/09 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ McGrath Amphitheater
08/10 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater
08/13 – Sturgis, SD @ Buffalo Chip Campground
08/14 – Regina, SK @ Conexus Arts Centre
08/15 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
08/18 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
08/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
08/20 – Appleton, WI @ Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
08/21 – Madison, WI @ Overture Hall
08/23 – Rockford, IL @ Coronado Performing Arts Center
08/24 – Paducah, KY @ The Carson Center
08/26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ DeVos Performance Hall
08/27 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
08/28 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center
08/30 – Wilmington, DE @ The Playhouse Theatre
09/01 – Lowell, MA @ Boarding House Park
09/02 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire
09/03 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
09/04 – Big Flats, NY @ The Budweiser Summer Stage at Tag’s
09/07 – Columbia, SC @ Koger Center for the Arts
09/08 – Wilmington, NC @ Cape Fear Community College
09/09 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
09/10 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
09/11 – Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
09/13 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Theatre
09/14 – Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center
09/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center
09/17 – Schenectady, NY @ Proctor’s Theatre
09/18 – Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theatre
09/22 – Charleston, WV @ Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
09/23 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Caesars Atlantic City
09/24 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall

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Weird Al Tickets on “Mandatory Fun” Tour Averaging at $118 on Secondary Market

(UPDATE 5/14/15) Musical funnyman Weird Al Yankovic is currently on the road supporting Mandatory Fun, his most recent studio release. The “Inactive” singer is anything but, playing nearly 90 more shows through the end of September. Over that four-month road stint, the average price for Weird Al tickets is currently $117.56 on the secondary market.

The 55-year-old will make his most expensive tour stop on May 16 at Planet Hollywood Showroom in Las Vegas. That show owns a secondary average of $248.03 and the get-in price is $157. Five other shows are currently averaging above $200; September 1 at Van Duzer Theatre ($246.63), August 4 at Zeiterion Theatre ($227.51), July 3 at Mystic Lake Showroom ($217.50), July 25 at Casino New Brunswick ($217.09) and September 8 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre ($204.08).

Yankovic’s cheapest tour date will be on June 18 at Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park, where tickets own a secondary average of $56.54 and get-in price is $44. His second cheapest gig will be on July 12 at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, posting a $62.09 median price and $37 low price.

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'Weird Al' Yankovic Adds More Dates To 2015 "Mandatory Fun" World Tour

It’ll be a satirical summer for Weird Al Yankovic, who on Tuesday announced plans to tour North America from May to October of this year. The Mandatory Fun World Tour will make 79 stops across the U.S. and Canada before heading to Europe for eight finals dates at the end of September and early October.

The tour will kick off at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on May 12 and will play five consecutive shows there before heading out to the Brady Theater in Oklahoma on May 19. Yankovic will hit major U.S. cities over the next four months, including Boston, New York, Atlanta, Chicago and St. Louis.

More dates will surely be added as the tour draws closer, and Yankovic has hinted at possible tour routing in New Zealand and Australia in the coming months. Pre-sale tickets will be available on January 27 starting at 10am local time, so make sure to check back as Mandatory Fun World Tour tickets start hitting the secondary market.

(UPDATE 3/4) Weird Al Yancovic continues to add more dates to his massive Mandatory Fun World Tour. The funnyman will play an additional seven U.S. dates in August and September, bringing his total number of shows to an impressive 94.

Newly announced tour stops include the Sandy Amphitheater in Salt Lake City, AVA Amphitheater in Arizona, Masonic in San Francisco and Folsom, California’s Harris Center of the Arts. In September, Yankovic will also hit the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, California and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

Below is Yankovic’s complete tour itinerary. Added dates are listed in bold.

The Mandatory Fun World Tour Dates

05/12 - Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood

05/13 - Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood

05/14 - Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood

05/15 - Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood

05/16 - Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood

05/19 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater

05/20 - Oklahoma City, OK - Hudson Performance Hall

05/22 - Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

05/23 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

05/24 - Robinsonville, MS - Horseshoe Tunica Bluesville

05/28 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

05/29 - Mount Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort

05/30 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

05/31 - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theatre

06/02 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre

06/03 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre

06/04 - Concord, NH - Capitol Center for the Arts

06/06 - Ledyard, CT - Foxwoods Resort Casino

06/07 - New York, NY - Governor's Ball

06/08 - Lancaster, PA - American Music Theatre

06/11 - Richmond, VA - Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage

06/12 - Vienna, VA - Filene Center at Wolf Trap

06/13 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six PAvilion

06/14 - Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre

06/16 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center

06/18 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre

06/19 - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium

06/20 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre

06/21 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion

06/23 - Newark, OH - Midland Theatre

06/24 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre

06/26 - Windsor, Ontario - Caesars Windsor: The Colosseum

06/27 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre

06/28 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House

06/30 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

07/01 - Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theatre

07/02 - Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Hotel and Casino: Stir Cove

07/03 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino: Mystic Showroom

07/07 - Bowling Green, KY - Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center

07/08 - Greenville, SC - Peace Center for the Performing Arts

07/10 - Erie, PA - Warner Theatre

07/11 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre

07/12 - Burlington, VT - Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

07/14 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort Casino: Showroom

07/15 - Buffalo, NY - University at Buffalo Center for the Arts

07/17 - Hamilton, Ontario - Hamilton Place Theatre

07/18 - Rama, Ontario - Casino Rama Entertainment Centre

07/19 - Ottawa, Ontario - Ottawa Bluesfest

07/20 - London, Ontario - Centennial Hall

07/24 - Halifax, Nova Scotia - Casino Nova Scotia: Schooner Showroom

07/25 - Moncton, New Brunswick - Casino New Brunswick: The Centre

07/26 - Portland, ME - Maine State Pier

08/04 - New Bedford, MA - The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

08/05 - Williamsport, PA - Community Arts Center

08/07 - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre

08/08 - Newport News , VA - Ferguson Center for the Arts

08/09 - North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center

08/11 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live at Universal Citywalk

08/13 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall

08/14 - Melbourne, FL - King Center for the Performing Arts

08/15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for the Performing Arts

08/16 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre

08/18 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center

08/19 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre

08/20 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater

08/21 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

08/23 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre

08/24 - Salt Lake City, UT - Sandy Amphitheater

08/26 - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheater

08/29 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic

08/30 - Folsom, CA - Harris Center of the Arts

08/31 - Folsom, CA - Harris Center of the Arts

09/01 - Arcata, CA - Van Duzer Theatre

09/02 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion

09/04 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater

09/05 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater

09/06 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater

09/08 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Queen Elizabeth Theatre

09/09 - Penticton, British Columbia - South Okanagan Events Centre

09/11 - Enoch, Alberta - River Cree Resort and Casino: The Venue

09/12 - Calgary, Alberta - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

09/13 - Airway Heights, WA - Northern Quest Resort and Casino: Pend Oreille Pavillion

09/14 - Puyallup, WA - Washington State Fair

09/16 - Modesto, CA - Gallo Center For the Arts

09/18 - Laughlin, NV - Harrah's Laughlin: Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheatre

09/19 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre

09/24 - Stockholm, Sweden - Grona Lund

09/25 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene

09/26 - Trondheim, Norway - Brattora

09/28 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega

09/30 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg

10/01 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique

10/04 - London, England - Eventim Apollo

10/06 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street

 

 

 

Following a triumphant twelve months in which he scored the first US number one album of his career, pop’s premier parodist has now revealed that ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic dates will soon be announced for a North American tour.

The 55-year-old, who reached the top of the Billboard 200 with his 14th studio effort, Mandatory Fun, back in July, took to Facebook this week to announce that a series of dates will be confirmed on his official website on January 20.

The three-time Grammy winner has already released ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic tickets for four shows in 2015 including Greensburg’s Palace Theatre on May 31, Vienna’s The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts on June 12, Erie’s Warner Theatre on July 10 and Melbourne’s Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts on August 31.

But fans will soon be able to get their hands on ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic tickets for a whole host of further performances which will no doubt feature his recent spoofs of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” (“Tacky”) Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”) and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”).

However, Yankovic isn’t averse to playing his classic parodies either, and his last major trek, 2013’s ‘Alpocalypse Tour,’ also included his much-loved takes on Michael Jackson’s “Bad” (“Fat”) and “Beat It” (“Eat It”), Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” (“Amish Paradise”) and Chamillionaire’s “Ridin’” (“White & Nerdy”).

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