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`Weird Al` Yankovic performed at Artpark in Lewiston in the summer of 2019. (File photo)
"Weird Al" Yankovic performed at Artpark in Lewiston in the summer of 2019. (File photo)

'Weird Al' Yankovic returns to Lewiston for Artpark concert


Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 12:35 pm

Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, for July 29 performance

“Weird Al” Yankovic has announced his 133-date “The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour,” which includes a concert in Artpark’s Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2022. The show is presented by Live Nation.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, and range from $29.50 to $79.50 for reserved seating. Prices include a facility fee. Additional fees apply for online orders. Purchase online at ticketmaster.com. The Artpark box office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 3-17.

Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his acclaimed “Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour,” “Weird Al” will press his luck again, this time with “The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.” The tour marks his long-anticipated return to the concert stage after his successful “Strings Attached Tour” in 2019, where he performed each night alongside a full symphony orchestra.

Once again drawing from his back catalogue of 14 studio albums, “Weird Al” promises to deliver a different setlist every night, with no two shows the same.

As before, rather than focusing on the hits from his career, the show will feature Yankovic’s non-parody material – the somewhat more obscure pastiches and original songs that have largely escaped the pop culture radar, but are adored by his long-time fans. And like the last “Vanity Tour,” he will be playing smaller, more intimate venues, leaving behind the high-octane theatrics that he’s known for and going bare-bones – no costumes, no props, no video screens … just Al and his band of almost four decades hanging out on stage, playing music.

Reflecting on his decision to bring back the stripped-down concerts, “Weird Al” said “I’ve loved doing every single incarnation of my live show, but honestly the ‘Vanity’ tour is the most fun I’ve ever had on stage … so I’ve been dying to get back out there and torture everybody with it once again!”

Opening the show each night will be returning fan favorite and Al’s long-time friend (and “UHF” cast member), the legendary comedian Emo Philips.

“Weird Al”  is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time. A five-time Grammy winner, his 2014 release, “Mandatory Fun,” was the first comedy album in history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200. He is one of only five artists to have had Top 40 singles in each of the past four decades, the other four being Michael Jackson, Madonna, U2 and Kenny G. In 2018, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awarded “Weird Al” with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Additional 2022 concerts at Artpark currently on sale include: Lake Street Dive (May 29); Bon Iver (June 7); Patti LaBelle (June 21); Barenaked Ladies with Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket (July 5); Tedeschi Trucks Band with Los Lobos and Gabe Dixon (July 12); and Earth, Wind & Fire (July 31). Dispatch and O.A.R. (Aug. 23) goes on sale next week.

Visit artpark.net for more information.

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