"Weird Al" Yankovic to Play Canada on Massive 2022 North American Tour
The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour comes across the border next July and August
Published Dec 03, 2021Lower your expectations again: "Weird Al" Yankovic is pressing his luck with another round of Canadian tour dates. The artist is set to embark on the Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour in 2022 — a massive North American trek spanning six months and a stunning 140 dates.
It's the follow-up to his previous 2018 Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour; though the master of parody was most recently on the road in 2019 with the Strings Attached Tour, where he performed alongside a full symphony orchestra each night. This time around, Yankovic is paring things down again by playing in smaller, more intimate venues.
The ever-changing setlist will also heavily feature his non-parody material — the "somewhat more obscure" pastiches and original songs, according to a press release. He's also promised not to repeat a single song from his vast catalogue of 14 studio albums when playing back-to-back shows in the same cities.
"I've loved doing every single incarnation of my live show, but honestly the Vanity Tour is the most fun I've ever had on stage," Yankovic said in a statement. "So I've been dying to get back out there and torture everybody with it once again!"
Things will kick off next April in Poughkeepsie, NY and culminate in October at New York City's Carnegie Hall. In between, Yankovic will get to enjoy summer in Canada: beginning with a stop in Vancouver on July 2 and circling back to Toronto by the beginning of August for two shows at the Danforth Music Hall, with plenty of stops between.
The legendary comedic musician will be joined on the road by actor, comedian and UHF cast member Emo Philips.
Tickets for the Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour go on sale Friday, December 10 at 10 a.m. local time via Live Nation.
You can see the full schedule of dates here if you so desire, but we ain't writing all of that (we're happy for you or sorry that happened). See the Canadian schedule below.
"Weird Al" Yankovic 2022 Tour Dates:
07/02 Vancouver, BC - The Centre
07/04 Edmonton, AB - Winspear Centre
07/05 Calgary, AB - Jack Singer Concert Hall
07/06 Calgary, AB - Jack Singer Concert Hall
07/08 Regina, SK - Conexus Arts Centre
07/09 Saskatoon, SK - TCU Place
07/10 Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts
07/30 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre (Southam Hall)
08/01 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
08/02 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
Earlier this year, Yankovic starred in Edgar Wright's rock doc The Sparks Brothers.