'Weird Al' Declares 'Mandatory' World Tour

Pop parodist will kick off massive 2015 trek with five-night stand in Las Vegas

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Weird Al Yankovic performs in Los Angeles, California on September 28th, 2014. Jeff Kravitz/Getty

"Weird Al" Yankovic will spend much of this year on the road, touring all over North America and hitting select European, Australian and New Zealand cities in support of his 2014 album, Mandatory Fun.

While the king of pop parody already scheduled a set at this year's Governors Ball in New York City, the singer announced the "Mandatory World Tour" on his website with a 30-second clip, which called on citizens of the world to "enlist in the greatest musical spectacle ever seen." Toggling between footage of Soviet-era Russia and classic "Weird Al" clips, the voiceover promised music, humor and fun, and closed with the friendly reminder: "It will rock your world. Be there — it's mandatory!"

The "Mandatory World Tour" begins its North American leg on May 12th with a five-night stint at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood and wraps up in Laughlin, Nevada on September 18th at Harrah's Laughlin — Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater (a full list of dates is below). Pre-sale for all North American dates begins January 27th at 10 a.m. local time. Details and ticket info for the singer's European, Australian and New Zealand dates will be announced soon.

Mandatory Fun, Weird Al's 14th album, became the first in his 30-year career to hit Number One on the Billboard 200. To celebrate the LP's release, the musician dropped eight videos in eight days, including his send-ups of Pharrell Williams ("Tacky"), Robin Thicke ("Word Crimes"), Lorde ("Foil") and Iggy Azaela ("Handy") alongside homages to the Pixies ("First World Problems"), Southern Culture on the Skids ("Lame Claim to Fame") and Crosby, Stills and Nash ("Mission Statement").

Weird Al Mandatory World Tour Dates

May 12 — Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
May 13 — Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
May 14 — Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
May 15 — Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
May 16 — Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
May 19 — Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
May 20 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Hudson Performance Hall
May 22 — Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
May 23 — Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
May 24 — Robinsonville, MS @ Horseshoe Tunica Bluesville
May 28 — Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
May 29 — Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
May 30 — Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
May 31 — Greensburg, PA @ Palace Theatre
June 2 — Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
June 3 — Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
June 4 — Concord, NH @ Capitol Center for the Arts
June 6 — Ledyard, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
June 7 — New York, NY @ Governor's Ball
June 8 — Lancaster, PA @ American Music Theatre
June 11 — Richmond, VA @ Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage
June 12 — Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
June 13 — Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
June 14 — Roanoke, VA @ Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre
June 16 — Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
June 18 — Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
June 19 — Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
June 20 — Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
June 21 — Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion
June 23 — Newark, OH @ Midland Theatre
June 24 — Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
June 26 — Windsor, Ontario @ Caesars Windsor: The Colosseum
June 27 — Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
June 28 — St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
June 30 — Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
July 1 — Wichita, KS @ Orpheum Theatre
July 2 — Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah's Hotel and Casino: Stir Cove
July 3 — Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino: Mystic Showroom
July 7 — Bowling Green, KY @ Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center
July 8 — Greenville, SC @ Peace Center for the Performing Arts
July 10 — Erie, PA @ Warner Theatre
July 11 — Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
July 12 — Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
July 14 — Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino: Showroom
July 15 — Buffalo, NY @ University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
July 17 — Hamilton, Ontario @ Hamilton Place Theatre
July 18 — Rama, Ontario @ Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
July 19 — Ottawa, Ontario @ Ottawa Bluesfest
July 20 — London, Ontario @ Centennial Hall
July 24 — Halifax, Nova Scotia @ Casino Nova Scotia: Schooner Showroom
July 25 — Moncton, New Brunswick @ Casino New Brunswick: The Centre
July 26 — Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier
August 4 — New Bedford, MA @ The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
August 5 — Williamsport, PA @ Community Arts Center
August 7 — Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
August 8 — Newport News , VA @ Ferguson Center for the Arts
August 9 — North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
August 11 — Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live at Universal Citywalk
August 13 — Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
August 14 — Melbourne, FL @ King Center for the Performing Arts
August 15 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center for the Performing Arts
August 16 — Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
August 18 — Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
August 19 — San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
August 20 — Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
August 21 — Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
August 23 — Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
September 1 — Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theatre
September 2 — Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion
September 4 — Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
September 5 — Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
September 6 — Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
September 8 — Vancouver, British Columbia @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
September 9 — Penticton, British Columbia @ South Okanagan Events Centre
September 11 — Enoch, Alberta @ River Cree Resort and Casino: The Venue
September 12 — Calgary, Alberta @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
September 13 — Airway Heights, WA @ Northern Quest Resort and Casino: Pend Oreille Pavillion
September 14 — Puyallup, WA @ Washington State Fair
September 18 — Laughlin, NV @ Harrah's Laughlin: Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheatre

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