Weird Al Yankovic reveals 'Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour'
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"Weird Al" Yankovic is touring once again in 2018, but his newly announced "Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour" will be like nothing you've ever seen from "Weird Al" before. It's so different that Monday's tour announcement didn't just come with a promo (which you can watch by playing the video above), it came with a disclaimer.

"Please note: this is a scaled-down tour in smaller, more intimate theaters," reads the missive at the top of Yankovic's tour page on his website, "with limited production (no costumes, props, or video screens) and Al's set list will be comprised almost entirely of his original (non-parody) songs."

That means "Weird Al" is going on tour without all the weird songs that made him famous. Forget his Star Wars prequel-inspired hit "The Saga Begins" or "Word Crimes" or even the older but still great film tribute "Jurassic Park." All of those beloved tunes almost certainly won't be included in this concert tour, and neither will all the production elements that make his concerts larger than life. That might leave some fans scratching their heads, wondering what to expect from the "Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour."

But let's not forget that Al has written a number of original tunes over his award-winning, critically acclaimed career, whether they're entirely new or simply style parodies of another artist. Those include the hilarious "Skipper Dan" that tells the story of one would-be actor turned Disneyland ride operator, the completely insane and over eleven minute-long cult hit "Albuquerque" and perhaps his most underappreciated song, "Frank's 2000" TV." So there's still a long list of material for him to take on tour, even if it's not at all what's expected of him.

And therein lies the charm of this tour. Who wouldn't want to see "Weird Al" Yankovic performing songs that aren't part of his usual live shows? Songs that listeners may have forgotten or not even remember? Songs that will take audiences by total surprise? "Weird Al" is going out on a limb here, and music fans should definitely follow. Plus there's a way to get the best seats well before 2018.

Fans can get their tickets for several of "Weird Al" Yankovic's upcoming concerts first through AXS, including his stops at Georgia's Miller Theater (April 14), Texas's Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center (April 22) and Majestic Theatre (April 27), Colorado's Paramount Theatre (May 1) and California's The Theatre at Ace Hotel (May 11). Tickets go on sale this Friday, Oct. 22 at 12 p.m. local time for all shows, so be sure that you don't miss your opportunity to get great seats to see "Weird Al" Yankovic as you have definitely never seen him before.

Below are "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour" dates, with select dates on sale through AXS:

Feb. 27 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Bardavon 1869 Opera House
March 01 - Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall
March 02 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods Resort Casino
March 03 - Portsmouth, NH - Music Hall
March 04 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
March 07 - Montreal, QC, Canada - Place Des Arts - Theatre Maissonneuve
March 09 - Toronto, ON, Canada - Danforth
March 10 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
March 11 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater
March 13 - Buffalo, NY - University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
March 14 - Ithaca, NY - State Theatre
March 16 - Atlantic City, NJ - Caesars Atlantic City
March 17 - Long Island, NY - The Paramount
March 18 - Lancaster, PA - American Music Theatre
March 20 - Washington, DC - Music Center at Strathmore
March 23 - New York, NY - Apollo Theater
March 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Palace Theatre
March 25 - Cleveland, OH - Playhouse Square (Ohio Theatre)
March 26 - Lexington, KY - Lexington Opera House
March 28 - Louisville, KY - Brown Theatre
March 29 - Indianapolis, IN - Center for the Performing Arts
March 30 - Champaign, IL - Virginia Theatre
March 31 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place
April 02 - Rochester, MN - Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall
April 03 - Minneapolis, MN - Pantages Theatre
April 04 - Minneapolis, MN - Pantages Theatre
April 06 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
April 07 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
April 10 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
April 12 - Wabash, IN - Honeywell Center
April 13 - Chattanooga, TN - Walker Theater
April 14 - Augusta, GA - Miller Theater (Click here for tickets)
April 15 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
April 17 - Nashville, TN - Nashville Comedy Fest
April 19 - Springfield, MO - Gillioz Theatre
April 20 - Longview, TX - Letourneau University Belcher Center
April 21 - Austin, TX - Moontower Comedy Festival
April 22 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center (Click here for tickets)
April 24 - Houston, TX - Stafford Performing Arts Center
April 26 - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
April 27 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre (Click here for tickets)
April 28 - Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theater
April 29 - Kansas City, MO - Folly Theater
May 01 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre (Click here for tickets)
May 03 - Grand Junction, CO - Avalon Theatre
May 04 - St. George, UT - Tuacahn Ampitheatre at Tuacahn Center for the Arts
May 05 - Tucson, AZ - Fox Tucson Theatre
May 06 - Santa Fe, NM - Lensic Performing Arts Center
May 08 - Phoeniz, IZ - Mesa Arts Center (Ikeda Theatre)
May 09 - Palm Springs, CA - McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts
May 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel (Click here for tickets)
May 12 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
May 15 - Sacramento, CA - Crest Theatre
May 17 - Monterey, CA - Golden State Theatre
May 18 - Turlock, CA - Turlock Community Theatre
May 19 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
May 20 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre
May 22 - Redding, CA - Cascade Theatre
May 24 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
May 25 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
May 26 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
May 27 - Spokane, WA - Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox
May 29 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
May 31 - Calgary, AB, Canada - Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
June 01 - Regina, SA, Canada - Casino Regina
June 02 - Edmonton, AB, Canada - River Cree Resort and Casino
June 03 - Medicine Hat, AB, Canada - Esplanade Theatre
June 05 - Winnipeg, MB, Canada - Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts
June 06 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Theatre
June 08 - Columbia, MO - Jesse Auditorium
June 09 - Clear Lake, IA - Surf Ballroom
June 10 - Green Bay, WI - Meyer Theatre

For more on "Weird Al" Yankovic, visit his artist page at AXS.