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“Weird Al” Yankovic performing only originals on 2018 tour, playing The Apollo

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While he is almost entirely known for his parody hits like “Eat It,” “I Lost on Jeopardy,” “Amish Paradise,” “Another One Rides the Bus,” and “White & Nerdy,” “Weird Al” Yankovic‘s albums are usually about half original humorous songs. For those who leave his concerts wishing he had played “One More Minute,” “I’ll Be Mellow When I’m Dead,” or “Nature Trail To Hell,” you might want to go see him on the 2018 “Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.” Al further explains:

In case you haven’t heard the rumors… THIS WILL NOT BE OUR NORMAL KIND OF TOUR. I decided we should try something different, just for a change of pace. So next year we’re scaling way, way back. No costumes, no props, no video screens, no computer servers. We’re just going to walk out on stage, sit down on stools, and play a bunch of old songs. Oh, and we’re going to be performing almost exclusively originals (i.e. not parodies). The deep cuts and obscure tracks. The songs that were never hits. The ones you barely remember.

Okay, obviously this tour is not for everybody. By design, it has extremely limited appeal. Instead of doing festivals, fairs and arenas, we’ll be doing small, intimate theatres. Instead of putting on a big flashy production, we’ll be trying to go for something very informal and low-key… kind of an Unplugged/Storytellers vibe. Like we’re just hanging out, playing in your living room. So if you’ve really got your heart set on seeing fat suits and Segways and hearing all your favorite parodies… this probably isn’t the tour for you. Chances are we’ll be doing that kind of show again sometime in the future, just not THIS time.

Al also promises that every show will be different and they’ll mix up the setlist at every show. He’s also bringing an opener on tour for the first time ever, the equally weird Emo Philips. Dates include a show at NYC’s historic The Apollo Theatre on March 23, as well as Long Island’s The Paramount on March 17. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday, October 20 at noon with presales beginning October 18 at 10 AM.

All dates, which include stops in Upstate NY, CT and more, are listed, along with some song streams of his original tunes, below.

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WEIRD AL YANKOVIC – 2018 TOUR DATES
FEB 27 BARDAVON 1869 OPERA HOUSE Poughkeepsie, NY
MAR 1 TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL Tarrytown, NY
MAR 2 FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO – FOX THEATER Mashantucket, CT
MAR 4 WILBUR THEATRE Boston, MA
MAR 7 PLACE DES ARTS – THEATRE MAISONNEUVE Montreal, QC
MAR 9 DANFORTH Toronto, ON
MAR 10 20 MONROE LIVE Grand Rapids , MI
MAR 11 MICHIGAN THEATER Ann Arbor, MI
MAR 13 UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO CENTER FOR THE ARTS Buffalo, NY
MAR 14 STATE THEATRE Ithaca , NY
MAR 16 CAESARS ATLANTIC CITY – CIRCUS MAXIMUS Atlantic City, NJ
MAR 17 THE PARAMOUNT Long Island, NY
MAR 18 AMERICAN MUSIC THEATRE Lancaster, PA
MAR 20 MUSIC CENTER AT STRATHMORE Washington, DC
MAR 23 APOLLO THEATER New York, NY
MAR 24 PALACE THEATRE Pittsburgh, PA
MAR 25 PLAYHOUSE SQUARE – OHIO THEATRE Cleveland, OH
MAR 26 LEXINGTON OPERA HOUSE Lexington, KY
MAR 28 THE BROWN THEATRE Louisville , KY
MAR 29 THE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS – THE PALLADIUM Indianapolis, IN
MAR 30 VIRGINIA THEATRE Champaign, IL
MAR 31 HOYT SHERMAN PLACE Des Moines, IA
APR 2 MAYO CIVIC CENTER PRESENTATION HALL Rochester, MN
APR 3 PANTAGES THEATRE Minneapolis, MN
APR 4 PANTAGES THEATRE Minneapolis, MN
APR 6 VIC THEATRE Chicago, IL
APR 7 VIC THEATRE Chicago, IL
APR 10 PABST THEATER Milwaukee, WI
APR 12 HONEYWELL CENTER Fort Wayne, IN
APR 13 WALKER THEATER Chattanooga, TN
APR 14 MILLER THEATER Augusta , GA
APR 15 TABERNACLE Atlanta , GA
APR 19 GILLIOZ THEATRE Springfield, MO
APR 20 LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY BELCHER CENTER Longview, TX
APR 22 WAGNER NOEL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Midland, TX
APR 24 STAFFORD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Houston, TX
APR 26 TOBIN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS San Antonio, TX
APR 27 THE MAJESTIC THEATRE Dallas , TX
APR 28 ORPHEUM THEATER Wichita , KS
APR 29 FOLLY THEATER Kansas City, MO
MAY 1 PARAMOUNT THEATRE Denver, CO
MAY 3 AVALON THEATRE Grand Junction, CO
MAY 4 TUACAHN AMPHITHEATRE AT TUACAHN CENTER FOR THE ARTS Saint George, UT
MAY 5 FOX TUCSON THEATRE Tucson, AZ
MAY 6 LENSIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Albuquerque, NM
MAY 8 MESA ARTS CENTER – IKEDA THEATRE Phoenix, AZ
MAY 9 MCCALLUM THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Palm Springs, CA
MAY 11 THE THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL Los Angeles, CA
MAY 12 HUMPHREY’S CONCERTS BY THE BAY San Diego, CA
MAY 15 CREST THEATRE Sacramento, CA
MAY 17 GOLDEN STATE THEATRE Santa Cruz, CA
MAY 18 TURLOCK COMMUNITY THEATRE Modesto, CA
MAY 19 FOX THEATRE Oakland, CA
MAY 20 UPTOWN THEATRE Napa, CA
MAY 22 CASCADE THEATRE Redding, CA
MAY 24 MCDONALD THEATRE Eugene, OR
MAY 25 REVOLUTION HALL Portland, OR
MAY 26 REVOLUTION HALL Portland, OR
MAY 27 MARTIN WOLDSON THEATER AT THE FOX Spokane, WA
MAY 29 MOORE THEATRE Seattle, WA
MAY 31 GREY EAGLE RESORT & CASINO – GREY EAGLE EVENT CENTRE Calgary, AB
JUN 1 CASINO REGINA – SHOW LOUNGE Regina, AB
JUN 2 RIVER CREE RESORT AND CASINO – ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE Edmonton, AB
JUN 3 ESPLANADE THEATRE Medicine Hat, AB
JUN 5 BURTON CUMMINGS THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Winnipeg, MB
JUN 6 FARGO THEATRE Fargo, ND
JUN 8 JESSE AUDITORIUM Columbia, MO
JUN 9 SURF BALLROOM Clear Lake, IA
JUN 10 MEYER THEATRE Green Bay, WI

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