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“Weird Al” Yankovic: The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour with Special Guest Emo Philips

August 20 @ 8:00 pm

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Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his highly-acclaimed Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic is pressing his luck again, this time with The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. The tour marks Weird Al’s long-anticipated return to the concert stage after his hugely 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 set list 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 is 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 in smaller, more intimate venues, hanging out on stage, playing music.

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“Weird Al” Yankovic 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 #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. He is one of only five artists to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades, the other four being Michael Jackson, Madonna, U2, and Kenny G. On August 27, 2018 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awarded Weird Al with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Legendary comedian Emo Philips has performed over 7000 stand-up comedy shows across the globe, including a two-week theater run in London’s West End. Career highlights include his acclaimed comedy album E=MO Squared and the hour-long HBO special Emo Philips Live at the Hasty Pudding Theatre. Emo is especially proud, however, of when he got to demonstrate the proper use of a table saw to Weird Al in the film UHF.

COVID -19 Requirements for this performance have been adusted.

Proof of Vaccination and or a Negative Covid test are not required.

Masks may be required for adults depending on local requirements or other health factors at the time of the concert.

All VIP Attendees MUST wear masks during our pre-show event if they are chosen to play Jeopardy and during the post-show meet and greet.

 

Parking Info:

The Alabama Theatre is not responsible for parking and does not provide any free parking for concerts.

Parking meters are free after 6pm on weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Please be aware of tow-away zones. Lots marked “permit parking only” are tow-away zones and they will tow your vehicle at your expense.

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Date:
August 20
Time:
8:00 pm
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Alabama Theatre
1817 3rd Ave North
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Phone:
2052522262
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SMOKING IS PROHIBITED THROUGHOUT THE THEATRE AND ITS BACKSTAGE AREA INCLUDING DRESSING ROOMS.

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