“Weird Al” Yankovic Announces 2019 ‘Strings Attached’ Tour Dates With Full Symphony Orchestra

first_imgToday, singer-songwriter, comedian, and parody artist extraordinaire “Weird Al” Yankovic has announced his upcoming 2019 North American String Attached tour, which will include performances with a full symphony orchestra from the respective cities he visits. Yankovic’s band will consist of longtime bandmates Jim West (guitar), Stephen Jay (bass), Ruben Valtierra (keys), and Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz (drums). Yankovic also notes that he will be joined by female background singers for the first time ever, including Lisa Popeil, Monique Donnelly, and Scottie Haskell, who have appeared on many of his studio efforts.Weezer Welcomes Weird Al Yankovic For Toto’s “Africa” At Los Angeles Performance [Video]In his original announcement, Weird Al wrote:We’re going directly from my most scaled-down, low-key show ever (this year’s Ridiculously Ill-Advised Vanity Tour) to my most full-blown, over-the-top extravaganza ever. Not only are we bringing back the costumes and the props and the big video screen, but also… every single night we’ll be performing with a FULL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. For real. No, we’re not cramming an orchestra on our bus – it’ll be a different orchestra in every city. Sometimes it will be a “branded” local orchestra (like, say, the Colorado Symphony), and other times we’ll basically just be putting together our own orchestra with local musicians. And yes, we’re back to PLAYING THE HITS… but we’ll also throw in a few deeps cuts too (including a couple songs that we’ve never played before – not even on the Ill-Advised Vanity Tour!) Of course it’ll be the same amazing band as always – Jim, Steve, Ruben and Bermuda – plus, for the first time ever we’ll be touring with female background singers (Lisa Popeil, Monique Donnelly and Scottie Haskell – incredible vocalists who have appeared on many of my studio recordings). I think it’s really going to be a special show, and I can’t wait to get started! I’m not allowed to say much else about it before the 12th, but I will say that it’s basically a 3-month summer tour, and yes, we’ll be playing a bunch of places that we didn’t get around to on the last one (hello, Vancouver, Las Vegas, and the entire state of Florida!) But sadly, I’m afraid that, once again, it’s just a North American tour – hopefully we’ll hit Australia, Europe, and other parts of the world some other time. Anyway, tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 16 at 11:00 AM Eastern… all dates and info will be on weirdal.com. Hope to see you on the road next year!The upcoming Strings Attached tour will consist of a three-month summer tour with stops all across the United States. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 16th at 11:00 a.m. (EST). For more information on “Weird Al” Yankovic’s upcoming tour and ticketing information, head to his website here.“Weird Al” Yankovic 2019 Tour Dates:06/05 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall06/06 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center for the Performing Arts06/08 – Melbourne, FL @ Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts06/09 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre06/10 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live06/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre06/14 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory06/15 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion06/16 – San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre06/18 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall06/20 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre06/21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre06/22 – St. Louis, MO @ Fabulous Fox Theatre06/23 – Madison, WI @ @ Overture Center for the Arts06/25 – Roanoke, VA @ Berglund Performing Arts Theatre06/27 – Richmond, VA @ Virginia Credit Union LIVE!06/28 – Simpsonville, SC @ Heritage Park Amphitheatre06/29 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre06/30 – Atlanta, GA @ State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park07/02 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Foellinger Theatre07/03 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion07/05 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre07/06 – Cleveland, OH @ KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square07/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center for the Performing Arts07/08 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage07/11 – Syracuse, NY @ Landmark Theatre07/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Metropolitan Opera House07/13 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre07/14 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre07/16 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap07/18 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion07/19 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino07/20 – New York, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium07/21 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion07/23 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark Amphitheater07/26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ DeVos Performance Hall07/27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre07/28 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival07/30 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ McGrath Amphitheatre07/31 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater08/01 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre08/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre08/04 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theatre08/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Smith Center for the Performing Arts08/08 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Pacific Amphitheatre08/09 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre08/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre08/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Memorial Auditorium08/13 – Wenatchee, WA @ Town Toyota Center08/14 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield08/16 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre08/17 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre08/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre08/21 – Victoria, BC @ Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre08/22 – Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Centre08/24 – Calgary, AB @ Jack Singer Concert Hall08/25 – Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena08/26 – Bismark, ND @ Bismarck Event Center08/28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park08/30 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center08/31 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre09/01 – North Little Rock, AR @ Verizon ArenaView All Tour Dateslast_img