'Weird Al' Yankovic Debuts His First Televised Concert Special in Over a Decade Saturday, October 1 on Comedy Central

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September 19th, 2011

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"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC DEBUTS HIS FIRST TELEVISED CONCERT SPECIAL IN OVER A DECADE! THE WORLD PREMIERE OF 'WEIRD AL' YANKOVIC LIVE! - THE ALPOCALYPSE TOUR AIRS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st


“Weird Al” Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour
Will Be Released On DVD, Blu-Ray October 4th via Comedy Central Home Entertainment

Parody and polka are perfectly performed when Grammy Award-winning "Weird Al" Yankovic returns to the small screen to present his first special since 1999. COMEDY CENTRAL will debut the World Premiere of “Weird Al” Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour on Saturday, October 1st at 9pm.

 

On October 4th,“Weird Al” Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour will be released in North America on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download via Comedy Central Home Entertainment. The extended DVD and Blu-ray include nearly an hour’s worth of concert footage not seen on Comedy Central, plus over 30 minutes of bonus features that include: music videos for "Perform This Way" and "Polka Face," three extra live concert performances, a bunch of Al’s personal YouTube videos and more.

 

“Weird Al” Yankovic Live! - The Alpocalypse Tour was shot this summer at the venerable Massey Hall in Toronto during Weird Al’s tour to support the release of Alpocalypse. His first full-length studio album in nearly five years, Alpocalypse (released by Jive/Sony in June) debuted at #9 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, Yankovic's highest-charting album ever. "Weird Al” Yankovic Live! - The Alpocalypse Tour features hits off of Alpocalypse like "Perform This Way,” Weird Al’s parody of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," which garnered over six million video views in its first week of release, as well as many of the legendary artist’s greatest hits, including "White & Nerdy," "Amish Paradise" and “Fat.”

 

In another element of the multi-platform deal, www.comedycentral.com will be premiering "Polka Face," Yankovic's next video from Alpocalypse, on September 25th and will be its exclusive home for two days.  The song and video features accordion-driven versions of songs by Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Britney Spears, P!nk, Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry and of course, Lady Gaga.

 

"Weird Al" Yankovic has enjoyed a varied and successful career that is now entering its fourth decade, performing concerts throughout North America, Australia and Europe. Yankovic has received twelve Grammy nominations, winning three times, and has racked up 31 Gold and Platinum albums, making him the biggest selling comedy recording artist in history.  His previous album Straight Outta Lynwood (2006) featured the single and video for "White & Nerdy" which spent two months at #1 on iTunes and was viewed online over 100 million times.

 

In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, Yankovic has also authored a children's book, When I Grow Up (HarperCollins), which was released earlier this year and landed on The New York Times Best Seller list.  He is also well-known for his cult-hit feature film UHF, his CBS Saturday morning series The Weird Al Show and the numerous AL-TV specials he has made for MTV and VH1 over the years.  Fans can "like" Al on Facebook, join his 2.1 million followers on Twitter @AlYankovic and check out his videos on YouTube. They can also see him live in concert across North America this fall.

 

 

 

“WEIRD AL” FALL TOUR DATES

Sept 19, 2011: Colorado Springs, CO - Pikes Peak

Sep 20, 2011: Denver, CO - Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Sept 22, 2011: Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Sep 23, 2011: Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater

Sept 24, 2011: Austin, TX - ACL Live

Sept 25, 2011: Longview, TX - Belcher Center

Sept 28, 2011: Mobile, AL - Saenger Theatre

Sep 29, 2011: Montgomery, AL - Montgomery PAC

Sep 30, 2011: Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

Oct 1, 2011: Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Center

Oct 4, 2011: Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock

Oct 5, 2011: Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Orlando

Oct 6, 2011: Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall

Oct 8, 2011: Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium

Oct 9, 2011: Durham, NC - Durham PAC

Oct 11, 2011: Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre

Oct 13, 2011: Allentown, PA - Allentown Symphony Hall

Oct 14, 2011: New Bedford, MA - Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Oct 15, 2011: Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre

Oct 16, 2011: Concord, NH - Capitol Center for the Arts - Chubb Theatre

Oct 18, 2011: Albany, NY - Palace Theatre

Oct 19, 2011: Washington, DC - Warner Theatre

Oct 21, 2011: Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center

Oct 22, 2011: Huntington, NY - Paramount Theatre

Oct 23, 2011: New York, NY - Beacon Theatre

Nov 2, 2011: San Luis Obispo, CA - Christopher Cohan Center

Nov 4, 2011: Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Nov 5, 2011: Reno, NV - Grand Theatre

Nov 6, 2011: Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre Oakland

Nov 7, 2011: Santa Rosa, CA - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Nov 9, 2011:Modesto, CA - Gallo Center for the Arts

Nov 11, 2011: Anaheim, CA - City National Grove of Anaheim

Nov 12, 2011: Los Angeles, CA - Pantages Theatre

 
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