Weird Al Yankovic Coming to Celebrity Theatre

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The King of All Song Parodies.
​Show me a person who doesn't like parody king Weird Al Yankovic, and I'll show you someone who doesn't have a pulse...or a sense of humor for that matter. I'm willing to reckon that even the most jaded of music elitists dig at least one or two songs in Weird Al's outlandish oeuvre from the last 30-plus years, whether its "White and Nerdy," "Amish Paradise," or classics like "Eat It" and "Yoda."

So, suffice it to say, when Yankovic rolls into the Celebrity Theatre on August 12, I'm expecting said venue to filled to the rafters. (Tickets for the show can be purchased here)

I personally plan to be in attendance at the show, and it'll be the first time in more than a decade that I've seen the Sultan of Song Send-ups outside of a free show at the Arizona State Fair. 

It also seems like a rather inauspicious time for him to be staging a concert tour, period. He doesn't have an album coming out anytime soon (although he's mulling about whether or not to poke fun at Lady GaGa on his next disc), and a live-action project he had in the works with Cartoon Network just bit the dust. So don't expect the dude to be plugging anything during his performance.

One recent Weird Al endeavor worth mentioning, however, was his participation in NPR's esteemed "Tiny Desk" online performance series last month, where he and his backing band performed unplugged in the offices of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

After you get done watching the clip, re-experience the last time Weird Al came to Phoenix in 2007, via Niki D'Andrea's show review and "Niki at Night" column.

Weird Al Yankovic - Amish Paradise by chelewitha09


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sam
sam

i love weird al and im 8

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