Everyone’s favourite witty wordsmith “Weird Al” Yankovic is bringing his world tour to Australia in 2016.
Having just conquered over 100 cities in North America and Europe, the reigning monarch of musical merriment has now officially expanded his Mandatory World Tour to include Australia and New Zealand states as well as this year’s Falls Music & Arts Festival.
“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history. In a career spanning nearly four decades, he has won four Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations) and countless accolades for his parodies. His lucky victims include Michael Jackson, Madonna, Nirvana, Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and many many more, and all with full approval by the honoured artists themselves!
The Mandatory World Tour Follows in the wake of the massive success of his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, released in July last year. The album features parodies of Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ (‘Tacky‘), Robin Thicke’s controversial hit ‘Blurred Lines’ (‘Word Crimes‘), Lorde’s ‘Royals’ (‘Foil‘) just to name a few.
In addition to his recordings and world-famous music videos, Yankovic is an accomplished director, having helmed most of his own videos as well as clips for Ben Folds, Jeff Foxworthy, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Hanson and The Black Crowes. His video for ‘Smells Like Nirvana’ was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in 1992, was chosen by Rolling Stone as one of the “Top 100 Music Videos Of All Time.” Yankovic is also well-known for his cult-hit feature film UHF, his late ‘90s CBS Saturday morning TV series The Weird Al Show, and the numerous AL-TV specials that he’s made for MTV and VH1 over the years.
Don’t miss music’s favourite funny-man live!
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
Saturday 2 January
Encore Theatre, Sydney
Sunday 3 January
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tuesday 5 January
Wednesday 6 January
Isaac Royal Theatre, Christchurch
Friday 8 January
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Tickets go on sale Thursday 1st October at 10am. For more info, head to www.weirdal.com.