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'Weird Al' Yankovic's 'The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour' headed to Buffalo


Fri, Oct 13th 2017 06:10 pm
Special guest Emo Philips
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts presents " 'Weird Al" Yankovic: The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour" with special guest Emo Philips at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
Tickets will go on sale at noon Friday Oct. 20. VIP packages (premium seating, meet-and-greet) are also available.
After his successful "Mandatory World Tour" (200 dates, including a sold-out performance at the Center for the Arts), Yankovic decided he wanted to take a break from the high-octane theatrics that he's known for and go bare-bones - no costumes, no props, no video screens ... just Al and his band of three decades hanging out on stage, playing music. Because of the nature of the show, Yankovic will perform exclusively in intimate theaters and settings.
Drawing from a back catalogue of 14 studio albums, "Weird Al" promises to deliver a different set list every night - no two shows along the tour will be the same. And rather than focusing on the hits from his career, the show will feature Yankovic's non-parody material - the deep cuts and obscure tracks.
According to Yankovic: "After 35 years of big productions, I just wanted to take it down a few notches and have a little musical palate cleanser. This show will be loose, unpredictable, and maybe a bit sloppy - we'll be making it up as we go along!"
Opening the show each night will be Yankovic's long-time friend, and "UHF" cast member, the legendary comedian Emo Philips.
Yankovic is the top-selling comedy recording artist of all time. His most recent release, "Mandatory Fun" (2014) was the first comedy album in history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
In November, Legacy Recordings will release the career-spanning "Squeeze Box: The Complete Recordings of 'Weird Al' Yankovic," including all 14 of his studio albums re-mastered for vinyl and CD format, plus a rarities album and 120-page book of photos from the archives, all housed in a replica of his signature accordion.
Tickets are available at the UB Center for the Arts box office (noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday), and online at www.ticketfly.com. Charge by phone at 877-987-6487. For more information, call 716-645-2787, or visit www.ubcfa.org or weirdal.com.

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