“Weird Al” Yankovic is coming to Detroit!
His tour, titled The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, marks Weird Al’s long-anticipated return to the concert stage.
He will also be in Grand Rapids (Aug. 25) and Benton Harbor (Aug. 26).
Once again drawing from his back catalogue of 14 studio albums, Weird Al promises to deliver a different set list every night, with no two shows the same.
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.
(FYI: under the “fair use” provision of U.S. copyright law, Yankovic and other parodists don’t need permission from original artists to satirize their work, as long as royalties are paid. But to stay on friendly terms with other artists in the industry, Al asks for permission before recording anyway.)
No costumes, no props, no video screens… just Al and his band of almost four decades in smaller, more intimate venues, hanging out on stage, playing music.
“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time.
A five-time Grammy winner, his 2014 release Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200.
In 2018 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awarded Weird Al with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
What: “Weird Al” Yankovic LIVE
When: Friday, May 20, 2022
Where: Fisher Theater (3011 E. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI)
Time: 8:00 p.m.