Following his bizarre biopic, “Weird Al” Yankovic is returning to Australia in March 2023 for the first time in seven years.
The Aussie leg will make up part of his The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.
It all starts on March 10th at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne before heading onto Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and wrapping up in Brisbane on the 20th of March.
However, it may not be the usual antics fans are used to. The tour is being described as “an intimate evening of musical comedy focusing on original (non-parody) fan favourites from [Yankovic’s] 14-album catalogue.”
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Yankovic hasn’t been down under since his tour in 2016 where he performed as part of the Falls Festival line up.
Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 11am on Thursday, December 1st. General sale will follow 24 hours later.
The tour is expected to be a massive success, coming off the back of a hit movie that follows a young Yankovic and parodies the format of the musical biopic.
The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Yankovic, alongside Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, Rainn Wilson as Dr. Demento, Lin-Manuel Miranda as another doctor, Will Forte as Ben Scotti, Patton Oswalt as a heckler, Jack Black as Wolfman Jack and a never ending list of cameos.
“It’s a biopic of your life,” explains Jimmy Fallon in an interview with Yankovic. “Daniel Radcliffe is Weird Al Yankovic in the unexaggerated true story about the greatest musician and sex symbol of our time.”
“100% accurate,” jokes the comedian in response.
The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour 2023 – Australian Dates
Friday, March 10th
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Monday, March 13th
Norwood Concert Hall, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday, March 15th
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, March 18th
Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Monday, March 20th
QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD