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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic announces Strings Attached tour of North America


We haven’t even hit Thanksgiving yet, but we’re already looking ahead to a “Weird”
summer of 2019. And that’s because “Weird Al” Yankovic is coming back to town.

Off the heels of his most stripped-down, by-the-books stage show of his career, which hit The Wilbur back in March, the pop culture icon and deity to nerds everywhere is bringing his weirdest show to date to North America next year. And there are a few New England options for those around the region.

Announced this morning (November 12), Yankovic’s Strings Attached tour will crank his
renowned “multimedia extravaganza” back up to 10, as he resurrects his signature
costume changes, giant video screens, and (hopefully) his ol’ leg-behind-the-head
razzle dazzle. Billed as a “Rock and Comedy Symphonic Experience,” Yankovic will also be accompanied by a full string orchestra from each city in which he sets up shop.


By the beard of Dr. Demento — can you imagine Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops playing back up to “Dare To Be Stupid”?

Kicking off in June, the 59-year-old begins his three-month trek in Clearwater, Florida, before moving his way around the south and midwest for the majority of the month, ultimately delivering his newest blowout to New England in July with dates in Gilford, New Hampshire (July 18 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion) and Mashantucket, Connecticut (July 19 at Foxwoods Resort Casino) before ending his stay in the Northeast Six with a show at Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on July 21.

Tickets for all Yankovic’s shindigs go on sale this Friday (November 16) at 10 a.m. EST. Don’t sleep.


Featured image by Jason Greenough for Vanyaland.