“Weird Al” coming to the Lied Center in 2022

He'll perform at the Lied Center on Friday, July 22. Tickets go on sale on Dec. 10 at 11:00 a.m. 
Weird Al Yankovic
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — “Weird Al” Yankovic is making a return to Lincoln.

He’ll perform at the Lied Center on Friday, July 22. Tickets go on sale on Dec. 10 at 11:00 a.m.

Here’s more information from the Lied Center:

Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his highly-acclaimed Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic is pressing his luck again, this time with The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time. A five-time Grammy winner, his 2014 release Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. He is one of only five artists to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades, the other four being Michael Jackson, Madonna, U2, and Kenny G.

This new tour marks Weird Al’s long-anticipated return to the concert stage after his hugely successful Strings Attached Tour in 2019 where he performed each night alongside a full symphony orchestra. Once again drawing from his back catalogue of 14 studio albums, Weird Al promises to deliver a different set list every night, with no two shows the same. As before, rather than focusing on the hits from his career, the show will feature Yankovic’s non-parody material – the somewhat more obscure pastiches and original songs that have largely escaped the pop culture radar but are adored by his long-time fans. And like the last Vanity Tour, he is leaving behind the high-octane theatrics that he’s known for and going bare-bones – no costumes, no props, no video screens… just Al and his band of almost four decades in smaller, more intimate venues, hanging out on stage, playing music. Opening the show will be returning fan favorite and Al’s long-time friend (and UHF cast member), the legendary comedian Emo Philips.

Reflecting on his decision to bring back the stripped-down concerts, Al said “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… so I’ve been dying to get back out there and torture everybody with it once again!”

As required by the artist, proof of Covid-19 vaccination or negative testing within 72 hours of show, plus matching photo ID will be required to obtain entry to the venue

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