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Weird Al as you've never seen him before coming to Greensburg's Palace Theatre

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
| Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
“Weird Al” Yankovic will be coming to Greensburg – at 8 p.m. March 24, 2018 at the Palace Theatre.
“Weird Al” Yankovic will be coming to Greensburg – at 8 p.m. March 24, 2018 at the Palace Theatre.

"Weird Al" Yankovic will be coming to Greensburg next year — March 24 at the Palace Theatre — but he won't be performing his typical show.

He will on "The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour" — a stripped-down, no-frills production scheduled to run through June.

After his highly successful "Mandatory World Tour," he decided that he wanted to take a break from the high-octane theatrics and go with no costumes, no props, no video screens — just Yankovic and his band of three decades hanging out on stage, playing music. Because of the nature of show, he will be performing in intimate theaters and settings.

Weird songs

Drawing from a back catalog of 14 studio albums, he promises to deliver a different set list every night.

He has a long list of "weird" parady songs to choose from, but says the new tour will include, gasp, regular songs.

Some of his weirder titles include:

• "Addicted to Spuds"

• "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi"

• "Spam"

• "Stuck in a Closet with Vanna White"

• "Velvet Elvis"

Opening the show each night will be Al's long-time friend, comedian Emo Philips.

"This show will be loose, unpredictable, and maybe a bit sloppy – we'll be making it up as we go along," Yankovic says in a news release.

Big seller

Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time.

"Mandatory Fun," his most recent release, was the first comedy album in history to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200, and included the hit single "Word Crimes."

"Squeeze Box: The Complete Recordings of Weird Al Yankovic," is due out in November. In includes all 14 of his studio albums re-mastered for vinyl and CD format, plus a rarities album and 120-page book of photos from the archives, all housed in a replica of his signature accordion.

And for something completely different, here's a giant tattoo of Weird Al:

Tickets for the Greensburg show go on sale at 9 a.m. Oct. 20. Prices range from $50 to $279.

Details: 724-836-8000 or

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 412-320-7889 or or via Twitte @Jharrop_Trib.

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