NY Dates Bookend the Unfortunate Return of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour

Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his highly-acclaimed Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic will return to the road for an extensive cross-country tour, kicking off with two dates in New York.

Weird Al Yankovic in New York, May 17, 2016. Accustomed to a career mix of recognition and indifference, the musical comedian says he’s eager to give IFC’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!”, his first steady television gig in nearly 20 years, a whirl. (Todd Heisler/The New York Times)

Starting April 23 at Bardavon in Poughkeepsie, and heading through Albany the next night at The Egg, “Weird Al” will perform 131 shows over the next six months, with the final show in New York City at Carnegie Hall on October 29.

The tour marks Weird Al’s long-anticipated return to the concert stage after his hugely successful Strings Attached Tour in 2019 where he performed each night alongside a full symphony orchestra at world-renowned venues such as New York’s Forest Hills Stadium, Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Washington D.C.’s Wolf Trap.  

Once again drawing from his back catalogue of 14 studio albums, Weird Al promises to deliver a different setlist every night, with no two shows the same.  As before, rather than focusing on the hits from his career, the show will feature Yankovic’s non-parody material – the somewhat more obscure pastiches and original songs that have largely escaped the pop culture radar but are adored by his long-time fans. 

Like the last Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” will be playing smaller, more intimate venues, leaving behind the high-octane theatrics that he’s known for and going bare-bones – no costumes, no props, no video screens… just Al and his band of almost four decades hanging out on stage, playing music.

Reflecting on his decision to bring back the stripped-down concerts, Al said:

I’ve loved doing every single incarnation of my live show, but honestly the Vanity tour is the most fun I’ve ever had on stage… so I’ve been dying to get back out there and torture everybody with it once again!

“Weird Al” on the return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour

Opening the show each night will be returning fan favorite and Al’s long-time friend (and UHF cast member), the legendary comedian Emo Philips.

“Weird Al” Yankovic first found fame via the Dr. Demento radio show in the late 1970s, before launching a career that would lead to 14 albums, creative and hilarious music videos, and built a following of fans across the globe.

Tickets are on sale Friday, December 10 at 10am local time for all shows. Check Weird Al’s website for more details. Tickets for the “Weird Al” VIP Meet & Greet Experience are available only thru www.ticketmaster.com

Weird Al Yankovic 2022 North American Tour

04/26 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Bardavon Opera House
04/27 – Albany, NY@ The Egg Center for the Performing Arts
04/29 – New Bedford, MA @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
04/30 – Orono, ME @ Collins Center for the Performing Arts
05/01 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
05/03 – Portland, ME @ Merrill Auditorium
05/04 – New London, CT @ Garde Arts Center
05/06 – Medford, MA @ Chevalier Theatre
05/07 – Medford, MA @ Chevalier Theatre
05/08 – Burlington, VT @ The Flynn
05/10 – Ridgefield, CT @ The Ridgefield Playhouse
05/11 – Rochester, NY @ Kodak Center
05/14 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
05/15 – Erie, PA @ Warner Theatre
05/17 – Canton, OH @ Canton Palace Theatre
05/18 – Saginaw, MI @ The Temple Theatre
05/20 – Detroit, MI @ Fisher Theatre
05/21 – Nashville, IN @ Brown County Music Center
05/22 – Springfield, IL @ Sangamon Auditorium
05/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Performing Arts Center
05/25 – Evansville, IN @ Victory Theatre
05/27 – Pelham, TN @ The Caverns
05/28 – Pelham, TN @ The Caverns
05/29 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
05/31 – Little Rock, AR @ Robinson Performance Hall
06/01 – Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa Theater
06/03 – Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
06/04 – Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
06/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Capitol Theatre
06/06 – Boise, ID @ Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
06/08 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Venetian Theatre
06/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Venetian Theatre
06/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Venetian Theatre
06/12 – Reno, NV @ Silver Legacy Resort & Casino – Reno Ballroom
06/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Golden Gate Theatre
06/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Golden Gate Theatre
06/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
06/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
06/20 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Granada Theatre
06/21 – Bakersfield, CA @ Fox Theatre
06/24 – Spokane, WA @ Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
06/25 – Bend, OR @ Hayden Homes Amphitheater
06/26 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
06/28 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
06/29 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
06/30 – Eugene, OR @ Hult Center for the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall
07/02 – Vancouver, BC @ The Centre
07/04 – Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Centre
07/05 – Calgary, AB @ Jack Singer Concert Hall
07/06 – Calgary, AB @ Jack Singer Concert Hall
07/08 – Regina, SK @ Conexus Arts Centre
07/09 – Saskatoon, SK @ TCU Place
07/10 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts
07/11 – Duluth, MN @ Symphony Hall
07/14 – Madison, WI @ Overture Center for the Arts – Overture Hall
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Symphony Center – Orchestra Hall
07/16 – Chicago, IL @ Symphony Center – Orchestra Hall
07/19 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ Paramount Theatre
07/20 – Columbia, MO @ Missouri Theatre
07/22 – Lincoln, NE @ Lied Center
07/23 – Mankato, MN @ Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center
07/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
07/26 – Elkhart, IN @ The Lerner Theatre
07/29 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark Mainstage Theater
07/30 – Ottawa, ON @ National Arts Centre – Southam Hall
08/01 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
08/02 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
08/03 – Williamsport, PA @ Community Arts Center – Martin Theatre
08/05 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre
08/06 – Lancaster, PA @ American Music Theatre
08/07 – Lancaster, PA @ American Music Theatre
08/09 – Newport News, VA @ Ferguson Center for the Arts
08/10 – Richmond, VA @ Dominion Energy Center – Carpenter Theatre
08/12 – Wilmington, NC @ Wilson Center
08/13 – Charlotte, NC @ Blumenthal Performing Arts Center – Belk
08/14 – Charleston, SC @ Charleston Gaillard Center
08/17 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
08/18 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Center
08/19 – Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
08/20 – Birmingham, AL @ Alabama Theatre
08/22 – Ashland, KY @ Paramount Arts Center
08/23 – Dayton, OH @ Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center
08/25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe
08/26 – Benton Harbor, MI @ The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College
08/28 – Chesterfield, MO @ Chesterfield Amphitheater
08/30 – Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
08/31 – Topeka, KS @ Topeka Performing Arts Center
09/01 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
09/02 – Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
09/04 – Midwest City, OK @ Hudiburg Chevrolet Center at Rose State College
09/06 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center
09/07 – Grand Junction, CO @ Avalon Theatre
09/09 – Greeley, CO @ Union Colony Civic Center
09/10 – Santa Fe, NM @ The Santa Fe Opera – The Crosby Theatre
09/11 – Chandler, AZ @ Chandler Center for the Arts
09/13 – Riverside, CA @ Fox Performing Arts Center
09/15 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
09/16 – Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Theater
09/18 – Thousand Oaks, CA @ Bank of America Performing Arts Center
09/21 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
09/24 – Davis, CA @ Robert & Margaret Mondavi Center for Performing Arts
09/25 – San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre
09/26 – San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre
09/27 – Tucson, AZ @ Fox Tucson Theatre
09/29 – Lubbock, TX @ Helen Devitt Jones Theater
09/30 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
10/01 – Houston, TX @ Cullen Performance Hall
10/02 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
10/04 – San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
10/06 – Memphis, TN @ Graceland Soundstage
10/07 – Shreveport, LA @ The Strand Theatre
10/08 – Lafayette, LA @ Heymann Performing Arts Center
10/09 – Pensacola, FL @ Saenger Theatre
10/11 – Melbourne, FL @ King Center for the Performing Arts
10/12 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
10/13 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
10/15 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
10/16 – Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Walt Disney Theatre
10/17 – Orange Park, FL @ Thrasher-Horne Center
10/19 – Washington, DC @ The Kennedy Center – Concert Hall
10/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Symphony Hall
10/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Symphony Hall
10/23 – Raleigh, NC @ Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
10/25 – Roanoke, CA @ Berglund Performing Arts Center
10/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall – Rose and Gilt Theatre
10/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kimmel Cultural Campus
10/29 – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall – Stern Auditorium

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