Weird Al Yankovic Announces 2018 Dates for ‘The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour’

Weird Al Yankovic is hitting the road for a supersized tour next year. Nerdist reports that Yankovic’s tour, The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, includes 74 nationwide dates and will feature “deep cuts, original material, and rarities that exist beyond the scope of his well-known parodies,” with each show taking place in smaller, more intimate venues. Emo Philips will accompany Yankovic on tour and open each performance with a 30-minute comedy set, followed by an hour-and-a-half set by Yankovic. Here’s what he told Nerdist on his approach to the tour:

This tour is geared specifically for the long-time hardcore fans, so I just hope that some of them get their minds blown by hearing some obscure old favorite songs that they never dreamed they’d ever get a chance to hear live. And we’re really pulling out the deep cuts for this show. We’re rehearsing 50 or 60 songs, most of which we’ve either never played live before, or haven’t played in decades. It’s a lot of work. I’d also like to think that, since this show will be comprised almost entirely of my original songs, it might shine a light on the fact that I’ve done some decent non-parody material over the last three decades. But hey, I’m not kidding myself – I know that to 95% of the general population, I’ll always just be the “Eat It” guy.

And here’s the full list of tour dates:

2/27/18 – Poughkeepsie, NY – Bardavon 1869 Opera House
3/1/18 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
3/2/18 – Ledyard, 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 – Kentucky 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 Fest – War Memorial
4/19/18 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre
4/20/18 – Longview, TX – S.E.Belcher Jr Chapel and Performance 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 – Event Centre
6/1/18 – Regina, SK – Casino Regina – Show Lounge
6/2/18 – Enoch, AB – River Cree Casino and Resort Entertainment Centre
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

Tickets for the shows go on sale next Friday, October 20th. Head over to Yankovic’s website for more info.

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