Weird Al Yankovic Mandatory Tour coming to the Benedum
February 23, 2016 11:13 AM
Weird Al Yankovic
By Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Weird Al Yankovic will bring his accordion-powered song parodies to the Benedum for a stop on The Mandatory World Tour on Sept. 16.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at LiveNation.com. Fanclub presale begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The tour supports the rock satirist's Grammy-winning "Mandatory Fun," the first comedy album in over 50 years to hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts. It touched on songs by Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, Iggy Azalea, Lorde and Imagine Dragons, among others.
“I’ve decided to do the Mandatory World Tour for one more year," he said in a statement, "after learning that some people didn’t make it out to the show this last time around. Apparently, they don’t know the meaning of the word ‘mandatory’!!”
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