“Weird Al” Yankovic has added new shows to his recently announced Australian tour, which will take to theatres across the country in March 2023.
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The veteran musical comedian and his long-serving band will bring ‘The Unfortunate Return Of The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour’ to the continent – itself a sequel tour to the original ‘Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour’ that ran across North America in 2018. The tour, as described in a press release, is “an intimate evening of musical comedy focusing on original (non-parody) fan favourites from [Yankovic’s] 14-album catalogue”.
Yankovic has added extra dates for his already announced shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The comedy musician will now perform two shows in each of those cities, first taking to Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on March 10 and March 11. Enmore Theatre will then host Yankovic’s bonus show on March 14, before the Australian leg of his tour ends with the additional performance at Brisbane’s QPAC Concert Hall on March 21.
The extra dates for those cities add to Yankovic’s already announced dates in Adelaide on March 13, and Perth on March 18. Tickets for the Melbourne shows can be found here, while all ticketing information for the other dates – including information on VIP meet-and-greet packages – can be accessed via the TEG Dainty website.
‘The Unfortunate Return…’ will mark Yankovic’s first time in Australia since the 2016/2017 new-year period. Yankovic performed as part of that year’s Falls Festival, as well as a select run of headlining shows. Although Yankovic has not released a new album since 2014’s ‘Mandatory Fun’, he has still toured extensively – along with both the ‘Ridiculously Self-Indulgent’ tour and the ‘Unfortunate Return’ tour, he also performed an orchestral ‘Strings Attached’ tour in 2019.
Earlier this year, Yankovic was the subject of the spoof biopic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. Daniel Radcliffe played Yankovic, while Evan Rachel Wood played Madonna and Rainn Wilson played Dr. Demento.
“Weird Al” Yankovic’s ‘The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour’ Australian tour dates are:
Friday 10 – Melbourne, Palais Theatre
Saturday 11 – Melbourne, Palais Theatre – NEW SHOW
Monday 13 – Adelaide, Norwood Concert Hall
Tuesday 14 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre – NEW SHOW
Wednesday 15 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre
Saturday 18 – Perth, Astor Theatre
Monday 20 – Brisbane, QPAC Concert Hall
Tuesday 21 – Brisbane, QPAC Concert Hall – NEW SHOW