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'Weird Al' Yankovic Announces 'Mandatory World Tour' For 2015


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Following the surprise success he enjoyed with latest album Mandatory Fun last year, musical comedian “Weird Al” Yankovic is cashing in by announcing plans for a huge international tour in 2015.

The ‘Mandatory World Tour’ starts on May 12th with a five-night residency at Planet Hollywood, before embarking on an exhaustive jaunt throughout North America ending on September 18th at the Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheatre in Laughlin, Nevada.

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'Weird Al' Yankovic is planning a massive world tour in 2015

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Weird Al Can't Believe He's Got A No. 1 Album


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Released on the 22nd of July, the album shifted an impressive 104,000 copies in its first week according to figures released by Nielsen SoundScan, but the man behind parody songs including 'Eat It' and 'Amish Paradise' still can't quiet believe his luck. Weird Al has been in the music business for over thirty years, his first album ""Weird Al" Yankovic" released back in 1983. He's come a long way since then, but his reaction to finally landing a Number 1 with his fourteenth studio album was characteristically down to earth. 

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"It's still hard for me to wrap my head around that," Yankovic said in an interview. "It means a lot to me."

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Rule 34 In Action: There Is Now A Porn Parody Of "Weird" Al Yankovic's "UHF"


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It was about time. This week, Weird Al Yancovic made the Billboard Number 1 for the first time in his career with Mandatory Fun, but there was one honor he was still lacking – he didn’t have a parody of his own work. Well, no more.

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This is basically the Internet Apocalypse, tight?

Proving that Rule 34 is still valid, WoodRocket.com, a rather hilariously titled website, specializing in porn parodies, has released one of Weird Al’s 1989 comedy UHF. Well, it’s just a picture gallery at this point, but there’s bound to be someone willing to take that idea and run with it to wildly inappropriate new frontiers in adult entertainment.

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Accordion-wielding Grammar Geek, Weird Al, Tops Billboard 200. Best Chart Week Ever?


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Weird Al Yankovic’s latest parody album Mandatory Fun took Number 1 on the Billboard album chart this week, proving that a devoted fanbase still counts for something. With sharp parodies of hits from the past year – most notably, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines and Pharrell Williams’ Happy – the album was released July 15 through Way Moby and RCA Records, and sold 104,000 copies in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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Weird Al is coming for your album sales.

Weird Al’s win marks a record of sorts – the first comedy album to hit Number 1 since Allan Sherman topped the bill in 1964 with My Son, The Nut. It’s also Weird Al’s first Billboard Number 1. Ever.

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Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album


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The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top spot. 'Mandatory Fun' is Weird Al Yankovic's fourteenth studio album, so he will surely be happy his efforts have finally paid off. It is also the first comedy album to reach the top spot since Allan Sherman's 1963 release 'My Son, The Nut'. Previously the closest Al had come was a Number 2 with 1996 single 'Amish Paradise'.

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Weird Al Drops Pharrell And Robin Thicke Parodies Ahead Of "Mandatory Fun" Release


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Parodies of Pharrell’s Happy  may be well past their sell-by date, but good things take time, as Weird Al Yankovic will probably tell you. That’s the one he released this week. Tacky, a take on Pharrell’s smash hit from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack has the same innocuous lyrics and bright colours that have been luring the easily amused to Weird Al’s parodies for decades.

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The curls aren't going away, in case you were wondering.

And that’s not all! Apparently the 52-year-old comedian has six more spoofs in the pipeline. According to the Reddit AMA Yankovic did on Tuesday, he will be releasing eight videos in eight days, ahead of his new album, Mandatory Fun. The second one, which was released today, is of that other big Pharrell hit, which nobody really wants to acknowledge these days – Blurred Lines. Except in Al’s case, it’s Word Crimes,, in which he lament the serious issue of bad grammar, spelling and punctuation online. Well, at least it’s a better message than the original, though admittedly Robin Thicke didn’t set the bar too high.

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'Weird Al' Yankovic Returns With New Album: What We Know So Far


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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic is back at it again, but it might just be for the last time in a long time. The master of pop parodies spent the past couple of days hyping up an announcement, and finally let the news out with a tweet him dressed in a Russian-style military outfit with text that says “July 15.” So, a new album is coming – his first since his 2011 release, Alpocalypse - but what in the world does the uniform have to do with anything? He’s ‘Weird Al’ for a reason though, so it won’t be long until everything (kind of) starts to make sense.

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As for his final album, it’s something that’s only been speculated, but the upcoming record is going to be the last of his current record contract. Yankovic addressed the rumors in a blog post last year, stating, “if you were led to believe that I’m planning on retiring anytime soon, I’m not (sorry, haters). I truly love what I do, and if I ever stop working, it won’t be of my own free will.” It doesn’t seem like he’s planning to call it quits anytime soon, but why should he anyway? On July 15, the album released will be his fifteenth of his career, so there’s really no point to stop now, right? Especially since there’s so many new songs to make fun of all the time!

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Weird Al Yankovic

Date of birth

23rd October, 1959

Occupation

Comedian

Sex

Male

Height

6.0






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