If you’re a guy in his mid-30s, whether you’d like to admit it or not, you likely owned at least one “Weird Al” Yankovic album and still may have a soft-spot for his brand of oddball accordion-drenched parody songs. Since releasing his self-titled debut in 1983, Weird Al has sold more than 12 million albums and collected three Grammy awards, by mocking everyone from Micheal Jackson to John Mellencamp to Nirvana.
While Yanokvic has consistently put out albums over the last 30 years, the rise of nerd culture has given him new cache amongst people that grew up on his music, with the folks at Superfly recently nabbing him to host their Bonnaroo lineup announcement. Weird Al, who released Weird Al: The Book last year, has lined up a spring tour that kicks off on April 10 at the Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, North Carolina, and includes his debut appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this June.
If you’re not into a night of song parodies with Mr. Yankovic, then maybe you’ll be interested in hitting one of these recently announced tours…
- Steve Earle: Spring Tour (4/27 – 6/2)
- Iggy & The Stooges: World Tour (3/13 – 7/11)
- DeVotchKa: Summer Tour (5/25 – 7/14)
- Big Boi: North American Tour (4/18 – 6-19)
- Laura Stevenson: North American Tour (3/9 – 5/24)
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: Spring Tour (4/20 – 5/24)
- The Devil Makes Three: Spring Tour (4/17 – 5/11)
- Parquet Courts: Spring North American Tour (3/7 – 6/25)
- Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: Spring Tour (5/17 – 6/18)