WILMINGTON — Wilmington will be getting a dose of “Weird Al” Yankovic next August as he embarks on his Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour — a follow up to 2017’s Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.
The 133-show tour kicks off Apr. 23 in North America, with Weird Al stopping over in Wilmington on Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. at downtown’s Wilson Center. The tour will conclude in New York City on Oct. 29 at Carnegie Hall, where Weird Al will perform for the first time.
A comedian, actor, musician, record producer and pop-culture icon, Weird Al has released 14 studio albums, though this tour will feature his non-parody tunes — more “obscure pastiches and original songs that have largely escaped the pop culture radar,” according to a press release. The shows will feature Weird Al and his band only, no bells or whistles, “no costumes, no props, no video screens.”
“The Vanity tour is the most fun I’ve ever had on stage,” Yankovic said in a statement, “so I’ve been dying to get back out there and torture everybody with it once again!”
Opening the show will be comedian Emo Philips, who starred in Weird Al’s 1989 film “UHF.”
Tickets are $38 and up, and go live Dec. 8, 10 a.m., to Wilson Center’s Cape Fear Stage members. Tickets open to the general public on Friday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at www.WilsonCenterTickets.com, or by contacting the Ticket Central box office via telephone or in-person sales, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday: 910-362-7999.
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