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Weird Al Yankovic's oddball humor, video snippets, and near infinite costume changes will be on the road this year. Al is playing a string of dates in Australia in March followed by a set of East Coast dates in middle May. Those dates include a stop at Monmouth University and one at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ on May 21st (tickets are not on sale yet).

Earlier this month Al, who is not romantically linked to Lisa Kudrow, released... a children's book called "When I Grow Up." Earlier this week he read the book to kids at a school...

"Today we will be reading a book by my favorite author -- me," he said.

"When I Grow Up," which is illustrated by Wes Hargis, is a story about 8-year-old Billy who, for show-and-tell, recites a list of career possibilities that includes gorilla masseuse, rodeo clown and professional pickle inspector. The purpose of the book is to encourage kids to do what they love, said Yankovic, who has a degree in architecture.

After reading the story, Yankovic fielded questions from students.

He revealed he's an admirer of Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, astronaut Neil Armstrong, band leader Spike Jones, satirist Allan Sherman and "the first person to drink milk." He talked about his early job as an accordion repo-man.

All Yankovic tour dates and some videos below...

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"Weird Al" Yankovic - The Paul McCartney Interview

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies

Weird Al Yankovic - The Saga Begins

book trailer

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC - 2011 TOUR DATES
Tue Mar 8, 2011 Christchurch, NZ Isaac Theatre Royal
Thu Mar 10, 2011 Adelaide, AU Thebarton Theatre
Sat Mar 12, 2011 Canberra, AU Royal Theatre
Mon Mar 14, 2011 Gold Coast, AU Jupiter's Showroom
Tue Mar 15, 2011 Brisbane, AU Queensland Perf. Arts Center - QPAC
Thu Mar 17, 2011 Newcastle, AU Civic Theatre
Fri Mar 18, 2011 Sydney, AU Enmore Theatre
Sat Mar 19, 2011 Sydney, AU Enmore Theatre
Mon Mar 21, 2011 Perth, AU Burswood Theatre
Wed Mar 23, 2011 Melbourne, AU Palais Theatre
Fri Mar 25, 2011 Hobart, AU Wrest Point
Thu May 19, 2011 West Long Branch, NJ Monmouth University
Fri May 20, 2011 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
Sat May 21, 2011 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Tue May 24, 2011 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort & Casino
Thu May 26, 2011 Marion, OH Marion Palace Theatre
Fri May 27, 2011 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino
Wed Sep 14, 2011 Spokane, WA Spokane County Interstate Fair
Thu Sep 15, 2011 Puyallup, WA Northwestern Concert Center

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Comments (23)

this is better than lcd soundsystem

Posted by Venom | February 22, 2011 3:26 PM

This needs to come to NYC. C'mon Weird Al. Beacon. Or four nights at T5.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2011 3:30 PM

Goddammit. Only NYC(ish) show is on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend? Killing me, Al!

Posted by Funderburgh | February 22, 2011 3:33 PM

Weird Al at Christchurch in two weeks? Will he dress up in the Fat costume again and sing about measuring on the Richter Scale?

One can only hope that the people of New Zealand will be ready to laugh again.

Posted by M | February 22, 2011 3:38 PM

Having listened to Al when I was a kid, I recently re-discovered some of his (old) stuff & I'm thinking I need to see this man live. His polka medleys are my favorite! Does he bring out his old jams in these shows?! I feel like I wouldn't even know the original source material for a lot of his new parodies.

But yes, he SHOULD come to NYC proper!

Posted by M | February 22, 2011 4:14 PM

5 nights at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2011 4:16 PM

it does seem like he never plays nyc.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2011 4:19 PM

He's announced 4 nights at Terminal 5 and then 1 night at MSG.

pit tickets on sale at Mercury Lounge tomorrow at 10am. get there early, the line's already starting to form

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2011 4:25 PM

SUPPLIES!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2011 4:26 PM

PLAY NYC

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2011 4:49 PM

I went to see Weird Al when I was 11-12 on the "Off The Deep End" tour. My Dad took my sister and me, and we had 3rd row seats at the Landmark Theater in Syracuse NY. Still ranks very high on the cool things my Dad has ever done for me. If you've ever liked/appreciated his music, by all means, put a live show on your bucket list.

Posted by Funderburgh | February 22, 2011 6:24 PM

ding dong yo, ding dong, ding dong yo

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2011 6:28 PM

Yeah I saw him when I was a kid as well. It was pretty entertaining... then at least.

Posted by GW | February 22, 2011 6:33 PM

Has anyone ever seen the Compleat Al? It's a pretty funny mockumentary he made in like 86 or 87

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2011 6:40 PM

Watch his rockumentary spoof on funny or die. It's pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2011 8:05 PM

This dude wasn't cool in 1983, and he's not cool now. Elevate, kids.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2011 8:33 PM

I think that's what made him cool in the first place. It's all subjective anyway, adults.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2011 11:47 PM

some of his stuffs pretty good.

Posted by Фахверковые дома | February 23, 2011 3:15 AM

"This dude wasn't cool in 1983, and he's not cool now. Elevate, kids."

Yeah, fuck you, too.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | February 23, 2011 5:59 AM

^ Weird Al is cool then most of the jokers on this page that is a fact yo!

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2011 8:59 AM

YEAH

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2011 9:19 AM

This dude is mad talented, no joke.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2011 12:16 PM

Always have enjoyed his humor/satire

Posted by Tom | February 27, 2011 12:34 PM

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