Weird Al Yankovic Coming to Winnipeg October 11
Just as I finished comparing Weird Al Yankovic and Affion Crockett, Weird Al announces that he will be bringing his Alpocalypse Tour to MTS Centre on Thursday, October 11, 2012.
Few would have guessed that Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history with over 12 million album sales. Now entering his fourth career decade, he has won 3 Grammys (with 14 nominations) and won countless awards and accolades for Weird Al classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Fat,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise,” and “The Saga Begins.” Yankovic is also well-known for his cult-hit feature film UHF (1989), his late ’90s CBS Saturday morning series The Weird Al Show and the numerous AL-TV specials that he’s made for MTV and VH1 over the years. His previous album Straight Outta Lynwood (2006) spawned the Billboard Top 10 single “White & Nerdy,” the video for which spent two months at #1 on iTunes and garnered over 100 million hits on the Internet.
Weird Al is the biggest selling comedy recording artist of all time. You can watch all his awesome parodies on his YouTube channel.
Tickets range from $33.75 – $55.25 and go on sale Friday, July 20. [TICKETMASTER]