"Weird Al" Announces the Return of the "Mandatory World Tour"

'Weird Al' Announces the Return of the 'Mandatory World Tour'
While "Weird Al" Yankovic has a new voice acting gig with Disney and was just named the new band leader for Scott Aukerman's Comedy Bang Bang, the beloved musical parodist still lives for the road. The comical genius will be bringing an arsenal of hilarious hits across countless stages this summer for the return of the "Mandatory World Tour."

The trip follows last year's trek in support of Yankovic's 2014 full-length, Mandatory Fun. Yankovic and his band kick off the tour in Florida and primarily jump around the U.S. until a September finale at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

They've also managed to sneak a few Canadian dates into the mix, with Yankovic and co. heading up north for shows in Regina, Winnipeg and Thunder Bay.

You'll find the full details for the 2016 "Mandatory World Tour" down below.

In a statement, Yankovic had this to say about the tour: "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'!!"

To learn more about the decades' worth of material "Weird Al" could pull from throughout the summer, you can check out Exclaim!'s recent, career-observing Essential Guide on the artist.

Tour dates:

06/03 St. Petersburg, FL - Mahaffey Theater
06/04 West Palm Beach, FL - Kravis Center For The Performing Arts
06/05 Fort Myers, FL -Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
06/07 Mobile, AL - Saenger Theatre
06/09 Lakeland, FL - Youkey Theatre
06/10 Miami, FL - Adrienne Arsht Center
06/11 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
06/12 Birmingham, AL - Bjcc
06/15 Louisville, KY - Iroquois Amphitheater
06/16 Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry
06/17 Huntsville, AL - Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
06/18 Greensboro, NC - White Oak Amphitheatre
06/19 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
06/21 Portsmouth, VA - Portsmouth Pavilion
06/22 Baltimore, MD - Hippodrome Theatre
06/24 Akron, OH - Akron Civic Centre
06/25 Bay City, MI - Veterans Memorial Park
06/26 Fort Wayne, IN - Foellinger Theatre
06/28 Evansville, IN - Victory Theatre
07/01 Toledo, OH - Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
07/02 Aurora, IL - RiverEdge Park
07/03 Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza Theatre
07/06 Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre
07/07 Indianapolis, IN - The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park
07/08 Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion
07/09 Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre
07/10 Southaven, MS - Bankplus Amphitheater At Snowden Grove
07/12 Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
07/14 Houston, TX - Brown Theater At Wortham Center
07/15 Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Live - Hard Rock Hotel And Casino
07/16 Dallas, TX - Winspear Opera House
07/17 Enid, OK - Enid Event Center
07/19 El Paso, TX - Plaza Theatre
07/21 San Diego, CA - Calcoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
07/22 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
07/23 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
07/24 San Jose, CA - City National Civic
07/26 Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo
07/27 Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo
07/28 Troutdale, OR - Edgefield
07/30 Rohnert Park, CA - Sonoma State University
08/02 Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theatre
08/03 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
08/05 Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
08/07 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
08/09 Cedar Rapids, IA - Mcgrath Amphitheater
08/10 Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Theatre
08/13 Sturgis, SD - Buffalo Chip Campground
08/14 Regina, SK - Conexus Art Centre
08/15 Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
08/18 Thunder Bay, ON - Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
08/19 Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
08/20 Appleton, WI - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
08/21 Madison, WI - Overture Hall
08/23 Rockford, IL - Coronado Performing Arts Center
08/24 Paducah, KY - The Carson Center
08/26 Grand Rapids, MI - Devos Performance Hall
08/27 Sterling Heights, MI - Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
08/28 Humber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center At The Heights
08/30 Wilmington, DE - The Playhouse Theatre
09/01 Lowell, MA - Boarding House Park
09/02 Gilford, NH - Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
09/03 Canandaigua, NY - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
09/04 Big Flats, NY - The Budweiser Summer Stage At Tag's
09/07 Columbia, SC - Koger Center For The Arts
09/08 Wilmington, NC - Cape Fear Community College
09/09 Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
09/10 Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
09/11 Vienna, VA - Filene Center At Wolf Trap
09/13 Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre
09/14 Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center
09/16 Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
09/17 Schenectady, NY - Proctor's Theatre
09/18 Waterbury, CT - Palace Theatre
09/22 Charleston, WV - Clay Center For The Arts & Sciences
09/23 Atlantic City, NJ - Circus Maximus At Caesars Atlantic City
09/24 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall