This morning, the man “Straight Outta Lynwood” delivered a mandatory decree to “enlist in the greatest musical spectacle ever seen.” The maestro of parody, “Weird Al” Yankovic has announced dates for his ambitious, globe-spanning Mandatory World Tour which will take him from Las Vegas to Australia from May through October.
2014 was a huge year for the parody king, with Mandatory Fun, his fourteenth studio album, breaking through to become his first number one album in a more than 30-year career in music. Finally, “Weird Al” is ready to bring the album on tour, delivering his new parodies of Pharrell Williams, Lorde and others to an audience of devoted fans and new recruits to his cult of rock-comedy brilliance.
The Mandatory Fun tour will kick off with a five-night run at the Planet Hollywood resort in Las Vegas. Throughout nearly seven-months on the road, “Weird Al” will tour all across the US with ten additional stops in Canada, eight European dates and still-to-be-announced shows in Australia and New Zealand. One of the highlights of the tour will be a performance spot at this years Governor’s Ball Music Festival in NYC this June.
The full list of dates and on-sale information is available on the “Weird Al” website.