"Weird Al" Yankovic
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“Weird Al” Yankovic Announces 2023 Australian Tour

Alfred “Weird Al” Yankovic has announced he’ll head back to Australia in March 2023 for his first tour of the country in seven years. “Weird Al” is performing a string of shows as part of his The Unfortunate Return of The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.

The tour will feature scaled-down production values – “no costumes, props or video screens” – in more intimate theatre settings than previously. Setlists for the shows eschew much of Al’s direct parody work, instead focusing on originals like ‘Albuquerque’, ‘Dare to Be Stupid’, ‘The Night Santa Went Crazy’, ‘Christmas at Ground Zero’ and ‘Craigslist’.

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s 2023 Tour Comes to Australia

The tour will kick off on Friday, 10th March at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre. It travels to Norwood Music Hall in Adelaide on Monday, 13th March and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Wednesday, 15th March. “Weird Al” heads to Perth’s Astor Theatre on Saturday, 18th March and brings the tour to a close on Monday, 20th March at QPAC Concert Hall in Brisbane. Al and his band will be joined on the run by comedian Emo Philips. Tickets are on sale this Friday, 2nd December.

Yankovic last toured Australia in 2016 in support of his latest album, 2014’s Mandatory Fun. The album – which featured parodies of Iggy Azalea‘s ‘Fancy’ (‘Handy’), Lorde‘s ‘Royals’ (‘Foil’), Robin Thicke‘s ‘Blurred Lines’ (‘Word Crimes’) and Pharrell Williams‘ ‘Happy’ (‘Tacky’) – marked his first number one album in the US, and won Best Comedy Album at the 2015 Grammy Awards.

The “Weird Al” film, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, was released in September 2022, with Daniel Radcliffe starring as the man himself in a fictionalised, over-the-top satire of rock biopics. When an Australian fan asked Yankovic on Twitter this month how fans down under could watch it, he responded that there was “VPN (Very Probably No)” way of legally seeing it, adding that he was sure the fan had a “TORRENT” of other questions.

“Weird Al” Yankovic 2023 Australian Tour

  • Friday, 10th March – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster
  • Monday, 13th March – Norwood Music Hall, Adelaide
  • Tickets: Ticketek
  • Wednesday, 15th March – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
  • Tickets: Ticketek
  • Saturday, 18th March – Astor Theatre, Perth
  • Tickets: Ticketek
  • Monday, 20th March – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
  • Tickets: QPAC

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Watch Daniel Radcliffe as “Weird Al” In Trailer For ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’

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