“Weird Al” Yankovic Will Tour World for ‘Mandatory Fun’

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 01.20.15 in News

“Weird Al” Yankovic is bringing his remarkable career renaissance to the world. The song parodist nonpareil will hit the road starting in May for an ambitious international tour.

Yankovic’s “Mandatory World Tour” follows his chart-topping 2014 album, Mandatory Fun. He’ll kick off with five nights in Las Vegas, then cris-cross North America into September for a series of dates that includes New York’s previously reported Governors Ball. Then the schedule holds a run of European shows, followed by Australian and New Zealand dates yet to be announced.

“You may have noticed there are a few holes in my otherwise packed touring schedule,” Yankovic notes on Facebook. “This is because some dates haven’t been completely confirmed (like the Australia / NZ dates), and some dates we’re not allowed to announce yet for various legal/contractual reasons. All I can say is, please be patient… don’t give up hope quite yet… there are still a few more 2015 tour dates to be announced.”

The tour announcement comes as Yankovic has become one of the less-mentioned Oscar snubs; improbably enough, he plays the role of Jesus in last year’s The Moving Picture Co. 1914, which Billboard had mentioned as a potential Oscar nominee (it isn’t). An online petition for “Weird Al” to perform at the Super Bowl also appears to have fallen short, after the NFL reportedly requested “pay for play” and more recently named Katy Perry as its Super Bowl halftime show headliner (she has denied paying to perform). There’s still room on his schedule, though…

Check out the full list of tour dates below and scroll down to hear Mandatory Fun‘s “Mission Statement.”

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