Grammy Award-winning artist â€œWeird Alâ€ Yankovic is set to release his 13th studio album Alpocalypse (Jive Records) on June 21st. It is his first full studio release since the 2006 Grammy nominated album Straight Outta Lynwood that spawned the platinum hit single â€œWhite & Nerdy.â€
Alpocalypse will be available in both standard and deluxe formats and will include the much talked about Lady Gaga parody, â€œPerform This Wayâ€, that generated two million Youtube hits within two days and at its fever pitch was the #5 trending Twitter topic in the world. The deluxe set will have a bonus DVD containing 10 music videos.
The highly anticipated â€œPerform This Wayâ€ video is currently being shot in LA with Al once again taking the helm as director.
â€œWeird Alâ€ recently announced Spring/Summer tour dates that kick off May 19th at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ.
May 19 New Brunswick, NJ The State Theatre
May 20 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
May 21 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
May 22 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE – Outdoor Stage
May 24 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort Casino
May 26 Marion, OH Marion Palace Theatre
May 27 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino
May 28 Waukegan, IL The Genesee Theatre
May 29 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music
May 31 St. Charles, IL The Arcada Theatre
Jun 1 Effingham, IL Effingham Perf. Arts Center
Jun 2 Milwaukee, WI Potawatomi Casino
Jun 3 St. Charles, MO The Family Arena
Jun 5 Springfield, IL Prairie Capital Convention Center
Jun 10 Chandler, AZ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
Jun 11 Tucson, AZ Fox Tucson Theatre
Jun 12 Riverside, CA Fox Perf. Arts Center
Jun 15 Del Mar, CA San Diego County Fair
Jun 16 Santa Ynez, CA Chumash Casino
*Additional dates are scheduled to be added.
â€œWeird Alâ€ Yankovic has reigned for three decades as the best-selling comedy artist in history, with over 12 million albums sold. He has won 3 Grammy Awards with 12 career nominations. With the recent release of his childrenâ€™s book When I Grow Up (HarperCollins), Weird Al adds â€œNew York Times best-selling authorâ€ to his list of accomplishments.