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|Jul 7||Weird Al Yankovic||Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) Bowling Green, Kentucky||Find Tickets|
|Jul 10||Weird Al Yankovic||Warner Theatre Erie, Pennsylvania||Find Tickets|
|Jul 11||Weird Al Yankovic||Palace Theatre Albany, New York||Find Tickets|
|Jul 12||Weird Al Yankovic||Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Burlington, Vermont||Find Tickets|
|Jul 14||Weird Al Yankovic||Turning Stone Resort Casino Verona, New York||Find Tickets|
|Jul 14||Weird Al Yankovic||Turning Stone Resort Casino Verona, New York|
|Jul 15||"Weird Al" Yankovic – The Mandatory World Tour||UB Center For the Arts Buffalo, New York||Find Tickets|
|Jul 17||Weird Al Yankovic||Hamilton Place Theatre Hamilton, CAN||Find Tickets|
|Jul 18||Weird Al Yankovic (19+ Event)||Casino Rama Orillia, CAN||Find Tickets|
|Jul 20||Weird Al Yankovic||Centennial Hall London, CAN||Find Tickets|
|Jul 23||Weird Al Yankovic||Casino Nova Scotia Schooner Showroom Halifax, CAN||Find Tickets|
|Jul 24||Weird Al Yankovic||The Harbourfront, Casino Nova Scotia Halifax, CAN|
|Jul 26||Weird Al Yankovic||Maine State Pier Portland, Maine||Find Tickets|
|Jul 28||Weird Al Yankovic||Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, New Jersey||Find Tickets|
|Jul 30||Weird Al Yankovic||The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, New York||Find Tickets|
The foremost song parodist of the MTV era, "Weird Al" Yankovic carried the torch of musical humor more proudly and more successfully than any performer since Allan Sherman. In the world of novelty records -- a genre noted for its extensive back catalog of flashes-in-the-pan and one-hit wonders -- Yankovic was king, scoring smash after smash over the course of an enduring career which found him topically mocking everything from new wave to gangsta rap.
Ultimately, much of Yankovic's success resulted from his skilled use of music video, a medium not available in the era of Spike Jones or Allan Sherman; suddenly, not only could records themselves serve as parody fodder, but their video clips were ripe for satire as well. Additionally, MTV firmly established Yankovic's public persona; sporting garish Hawaiian shirts, frizzy hair, and an arsenal of goofy mannerisms, he cut a distinctly bizarre figure which he consistently exploited to maximum comic effect. After Michael Jackson's "Beat It" became the most acclaimed video in the medium's brief history, Yankovic recorded "Eat It" for his sophomore effort, 1984's "Weird" Al Yankovic in 3-D; the "Eat It" video, which mocked the "Beat It" clip scene-for-scene, became an MTV smash, and the Grammy-winning single reached the Top 15.
After an extended period of silence, he returned in 1992 with Off the Deep End, which featured the Top 40 hit "Smells Like Nirvana," a send-up of Nirvana's landmark single "Smells Like Teen Spirit." After 1993's Alapalooza, he resurfaced in 1996 with Bad Hair Day, his highest-charting record to date thanks to the success of the single "Amish Paradise," a takeoff of the Coolio hit "Gangsta's Paradise." The follow-up, Running with Scissors, appeared in 1999, with Poodle Hat landing in 2003. Straight Outta Lynwood appeared in 2006 with the single "White & Nerdy," a suburban parody of Chamillionaire's hit "Ridin."
Yankovic has completed his thirteenth studio album. The new album, titled Alpocalypse, will be his first studio album since Straight Outta Lynwood, and a release date has been set for June 21, 2011. The album will contain the five songs from the previous Internet Leaks digital download release, a polka mix called "Polka Face", a song called "TMZ" which will be set to music video animated by Bill Plympton, and five other new songs.
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