"Weird Al" Yankovic Announces Return of Mandatory World Tour

Following his wildly successful 2015 tour, four-time Grammy-winning artist “Weird Al” Yankovic has announced the continuation of his Mandatory World Tour in 2016.  Also announced was a flyaway contest where winning fans will choose an all-expense-paid trip to Los Angeles to see one of his two performances at the Hollywood Bowl or to New York City for his show at Radio City Music Hall.  Full routing listed below and complete contest info can be found at weirdal.com.

Mandatory World Tour tickets go onsale this week beginning with fanclub presale on Wednesday, February 24 at 10am local time at weirdal.com, followed by general onsale Friday, February 26 at 10am local time. 

The 2015 tour took Weird Al and his long-time band to over 100 cities in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.  This year’s tour (beginning June 3) will see Yankovic bringing his high-energy comedy rock show to an additional 76 cities across North America.

According to Al: “I’ve decided to do the Mandatory World Tour for one more year, after learning that some people didn’t make it out to the show this last time around.  Apparently, they don’t know the meaning of the word ‘mandatory’!!”

The tour follows Yankovic’s Grammy-winning Mandatory Fun, which was the first comedy album in over fifty years to hit #1 on the Billboard charts and the first comedy album in history to debut at the top spot.

THERETURN OF THE MANDATORY WORLD TOUR 2016

Friday, June 3-  Saint Petersburg, FL-  Mahaffey Theatre
Saturday, June 4-  West Palm Beach, FL  -  Kravis Center for the Performing Arts - - Dreyfoos Hall
Sunday, June 5-  Fort Myers, FL-  Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, June 7-  Mobile, AL-  Saenger Theatre
Thursday, June 9-  Lakeland, FL-  Youkey Theatre
Friday, June 10-  Miami, FL-  Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, June 11-  Saint Augustine, FL-  Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
Sunday, June 12-  Birmingham, AL-  BJCC Concert Hall
Wednesday, June 15-  Louisville, KY-  Iroquois Amphitheatre
Thursday, June 16-  Nashville, TN-  Grand Ole Opry House
Friday, June 17-  Huntsville, AL-  Von Braun Center
Saturday, June 18-  Greensboro, NC-  Greensboro Coliseum Complex - White Oak Amphitheater
Sunday, June 19-  Atlanta, GA-  Fox Theatre
Tuesday, June 21-  Portsmouth, VA-  NTELOS Pavilion at Harbor Center
Wednesday, June 22-  Baltimore, MD-  Hippodrome
Friday, June 24-  Akron, OH-  Akron Civic Theatre
Saturday, June 25-  Bay City, MI-  Veterans Memorial Park
Sunday, June 26-  Fort Wayne, IN-  Foellinger Theatre
Tuesday, June 28-  Evansville, IN-  Victory Theatre
Friday, July 1-  Toledo, OH-  Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
Saturday,  July 2-  Aurora, IL-  RiverEdge Park
Sunday, July 3-  Merrillville, IN-  Star Plaza Theatre
Wednesday, July 6-  Columbus, OH-  Palace Theatre
Thursday, July 7-  Indianapolis, IN-  Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
Friday, July 8-  Cincinnati, OH-  PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
Saturday,  July 9-  Chattanooga, TN-  Tivoli Theatre
Sunday, July 10-  Southaven, MS-  Snowden Grove Amphitheatre
Tuesday, July 12  -  Austin, TX-  Bass Concert Hall
Thursday, July 14-  Houston, TX-  Brown Theatre at Wortham Center
Friday, July 15-  Biloxi, MS-  Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hard Rock Live
Saturday, July 16-  Dallas, TX-  Winspear Opera House
Sunday, July 17-  Enid, OK-  Enid Event Center
Tuesday, July 19-  El Paso, TX-  Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center
Thursday, July 21-  San Diego, CA-  Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Friday–Saturday, July 22–23-  Los Angeles-  Hollywood Bowl
Sunday, July 24-  San Jose, CA-  City National Civic
Tuesday–Wednesday-  July 26–27-  Woodland Park Zoo
Thursday, July 28-  Troutdale, OR-  Edgefield
Friday, July 29-  Eugene, OR-  Cuthbert Amphitheatre
Saturday, July 30-  Rohnert Park, CA-  Sonoma State University – Green Music Center
Tuesday, August 2-  Santa Barbara, CA-  Arlington Theatre
Wednesday, August 3-  Phoenix, AZ-  Comerica Theatre
Saturday, August 6-  Littleton, CO-  The Hudson Gardens & Event Center
Sunday, August 7-  Kansas City, MO-  Starlight Theatre
Tuesday, August 9-  Cedar Rapids, IA-  McGrath Amphitheatre
Wednesday, August 10-  Lincoln, NE-  Pinewood Bowl Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 13-  Sturgis, SD-  Buffalo Chip Campground
Sunday, August 14-  Regina, SK-  Conexus Arts Center
Monday, August 15-  Winnipeg, MB-  Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts
Thursday, August 18-  Thunder Bay, ON-  Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Friday, August 19-  Minneapolis, MN-  State Theatre
Saturday, August 20-  Appleton, WI-  Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Sunday, August 21-  Madison, WI-  Overture Hall
Tuesday, August 23-  Rockford, IL-  Coronado Theatre
Wednesday, August 24-  Paducah, KY-  Carson Center
Friday, August 26-  Grand Rapids, MI-  Devos Performance Hall
Saturday, August 27-  Sterling Heights, MI-  Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Sunday, August 28-  Huber Heights, OH-  Rose Music Center at The Heights
Tuesday, August 30-  Wilmington, DE-  The Playhouse Theatre
Thursday, September 1-  Lowell, MA-  Boarding House Park
Friday, September 2-  Gilford, NH-  Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Saturday, September 3-  Canandaigua, NY-  Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Sunday, September 4-  Big Flats, NY-  The Summer Stage at Tags
Wednesday, September 7-  Columbia, SC-  Koger Center for the Arts - U of SC
Thursday, September 8-  Wilmington, NC-  Cape Fear Community College - Humanities and Fine Arts Center
Friday, September 9-  Durham, SC-  Durham Performing Arts Center
Saturday, September 10-  Ashville, NC-  Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Sunday, September 11-  Vienna, VA-  Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Tuesday, September 13-  Hershey, PA-  Hershey Theatre
Wednesday, September 14-  Providence, RI-  Providence Performing Arts Center
Friday, September 16-  Pittsburgh, PA-  Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, September 17-  Schenectady, NY-  Proctor’s Theatre
Sunday, September 18-  Waterbury, CT-  Palace Theatre
Thursday, September 22-  Charleston, WV-  Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
Friday, September 23-  Atlantic City, NY-  Caesar’s Atlantic City – Circus Maximus
Saturday, September 24-  New York, NY-  Radio City Music Hall