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New York (Jan. 20, 2015) – Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career, “Weird Al” Yankovic today announced his 2015 Mandatory World Tour.


Slated to visit over 100 cities throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, the tour follows the release of Weird Al’s #1 album, Mandatory Fun (RCA Records).  The album was released on July 15, 2014 and immediately shot to #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart.  This is the first time in over 50 years that a comedy album has topped the charts, and the first time ever that a comedy album debuted in the top position.  Mandatory Fun has also been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Comedy Album.


Special pre-sales will be held at weirdal.com starting Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 10am local time and will go on sale to the public Friday, Jan. 30 at 10am local time.


“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history.  Now in his fourth career decade, he has won three Grammys (with 15 nominations) and countless accolades for classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Yoda,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “White & Nerdy.”  For the rollout of his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, Weird Al world-premiered eight videos in eight days, taking the Internet by storm.  The videos, including parodies of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”), Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”), and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”), garnered over 46 million views in the first week.  Yankovic also set the U.S. record for having the most tracks from one album on Spotify’s viral top 10 at one time, taking the first 4 spots.  In addition, “Word Crimes” debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making Al one of only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades (the other two are Michael Jackson and Madonna).


The Mandatory World Tour begins on May 12 with a 5-night run at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas.  All dates are listed below.


Date                                                       City                                                                Venue



5/12/15-5/16/15 Las Vegas, NV Planet Hollywood
5/19/2015 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
5/20/2015 Oklahoma City, OK Hudson Performance Hall
5/22/2015 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
5/23/2015 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
5/24/2015 Robinsonville, MS Horseshoe Tunica – Bluesville
5/26/2015 Bloomington, IL Bloomington Center For the Performing Arts
5/28/2015 Indianapolis, IN Old National Centre – Murat Theatre
5/29/2015 Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
5/30/2015 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
5/31/2015 Greensburg, PA The Palace Theatre
6/2/2015-6/3/2015 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre
6/4/2015 Concord, NH Capitol Center for the Arts
6/6/2015 Ledyard, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino
6/7/2015 New York, NY Governor’s Ball Music Festival
6/8/2015 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
6/11/2015 Richmond, VA Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage
6/12/2015 Vienna, VA The Filene Center at Wolf Trap
6/13/2015 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
6/14/2015 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre
6/16/2015 Bethlehem PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
6/18/2015 Cary, NC Koka Booth Amphitheatre
6/19/2015 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
6/20/2015 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater
6/21/2015 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion
6/23/2015 Newark, OH Midland Theatre
6/24/2015 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
6/26/2015 Windsor, ON Caesars Windsor – The Colosseum
6/27/2015 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
6/28/2015 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
6/30/2015 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
7/1/2015 Wichita, KS Orpheum Theatre
7/2/2015 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Hotel & Casino – Stir Cove
7/3/2015 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino – Mystic Showroom
7/7/2015 Bowling Green, KY Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center
7/8/2015 Greenville, SC Peace Center for the Performing Arts
7/10/2015 Erie, PA Warner Theatre
7/11/2015 Albany, NY Palace Theater
7/12/2015 Burlington, VT Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
7/14/2015 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort Casino – Showroom
7/15/2015 Buffalo, NY University at Buffalo – Center for the Arts
7/17/2015 Hamilton, ON Hamilton Place Theatre
7/18/2015 Rama, ON Casino Rama – Entertainment Centre
7/19/2015 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest
7/20/2015 London, ON Centennial Hall
7/24/2015 Halifax, NS Casino Nova Scotia – Schooner Showroom
7/25/2015 Moncton, NB Casino New Brunswick – The Centre
7/26/2015 Portland, ME Main State Pier
8/4/2015 New Bedford, MA The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
8/5/2015 Williamsport, PA Community Arts Center
8/7/2015 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
8/8/2015 Newport News, VA Ferguson Center for the Arts
8/9/2015 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
8/11/2015 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live at Universal Citywalk
8/13/2015 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
8/14/2015 Melbourne, FL King Center for the Performing Arts
8/15/2015 Fort Lauderdale, FL Broward Center for the Performing Arts
8/16/2015 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
8/18/2015 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
8/19/2015 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
8/20/2015 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
8/21/2015 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
8/23/2015 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
9/1/2015 Arcata, CA Van Duzer Theatre
9/2/2015 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion
9/4/2015 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
9/5/15-9/6/15 Portland, OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
9/8/2015 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9/9/2015 Penticton, BC South Okanagan Event Centre
9/11/2015 Enoch, AB River Cree Resort & Casino – The Venue
9/12/2015 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
9/13/2015 Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Resort & Casino – Pend Oreille Pavilion
9/14/2015 Puyallup, WA Washington State Fair
9/18/2015 Laughlin, NV Harrah’s Laughlin – Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater
9/24/2015 Stockholm, Sweden Grona Lund
9/25/2015 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
9/26/2015 Trondheim, Norway Brattora
9/28/2015 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
9/30/2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
10/1/2015 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique
10/4/2015 London, UK Eventim Apollo
10/6/2015 Dublin, Ireland Vicar Street



Australia & New Zealand – Dates To Be Announced!



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