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23 Oct 2011
See Al and the band when they come to your town!
Weird Al Yankovic is on tour and hits the Beacon Theater in New York, NY showing for one date only on 23 Oct 2011!
As a teenager, Al began sending homemade tapes of his songs to Dr. Demento, a nationally syndicated disc jockey known for playing comedy and novelty music. Demento found a certain charm in the accordion-powered ditties that Al recorded on a cheap cassette player in his own bedroom, and gave him his first airplay.
By the time Al graduated from college, he not only had a modest cult following from the good Doctor's radio show, but he also had a couple of nationally-released singles ("My Bologna" and "Another One Rides The Bus"). In 1982 he signed a deal with Scotti Bros. Records, who went on to release all of his albums through Bad Hair Day (1996). Volcano Records eventually bought Scotti Bros. Records, issuing Running With Scissors and Poodle Hat, and re-releasing Al's entire catalog on the Volcano/Way Moby label.
Responsible for that infamous parody of Coolio's hit, "Gangsta's Paradise" (or in Al's case, "Amish Paradise"), he has parodied a huge range of hit singles, the most recent being Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" ("Perform This Way").
Opening night: 23 October 2011
Closing night: 23 October 2011
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