February 2, 2023
KALAMAZOO STATE THEATRE
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC
THE UNFORTUNATE RETURN OF THE RIDICULOUSLY SELF-INDULGENT, ILL-ADVISED VANITY TOUR
SPECIAL GUEST: EMO PHILIPS
What To Know Before Attending The Show
- All bags and purses must be under 8″ x 5″ x 2″ – Click for more details
Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm
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Musical comedy icon, five-time Grammy Award winner and Producer, Co-Writer and subject of the new biopic WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story “Weird Al” Yankovic is coming to the Kalamazoo State Theatre on Thursday, February 2nd,2023. Tickets start at $52.50 plus applicable fees and go on-sale Friday, November 18th at 10:00am. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and the Kalamazoo State Theatre Box Office.
About Weird Al: 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.
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 will be playing smaller, more intimate venues, 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 hanging out on stage, playing music.
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!”
Opening the show each night will be returning fan favorite and Al’s long-time friend (and UHF cast member), the legendary comedian Emo Philips.
“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. His 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. On August 27, 2018, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awarded Weird Al with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
On November 4, 2022 The Roku Channel unveiled the biopic WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story to rave reviews (Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes).
About Emo Phillips: Legendary comedian Emo Philips has performed over 7000 stand-up comedy shows across the globe, including a two-week theater run in London’s West End. Career highlights include his acclaimed comedy album E=MO Squared and the hour-long HBO special Emo Philips Live at the Hasty Pudding Theatre. Emo is especially proud, however, of when he got to demonstrate the proper use of a table saw to Weird Al in the film UHF.
General Ticket Information:
Seating is Reserved for this all-ages event. There’s an 8-ticket limit.
- $52.50 – $122.50
- VIP Meet & Greet Experience – $329 per package
- One (1) premium reserved ticket in the first 15 rows, plus:
- Meet & Greet with “Weird Al” Yankovic after the show
- Photo op with Al with a professional photographer, photo branded with your show info! (Date, Venue, City)
- Personally autographed, custom-designed Vanity Tour poster, exclusive to VIPs!
- Be a part of Weird Al Jeopardy! – a Pre-Concert Game Show Experience challenging people to the ultimate Weird Al trivia contest. Register for the chance to be a contestant, or just play along from the audience (Shhh! No shouting answers!)
- Pre-show hang with fellow fans – including complimentary non-alcoholic beverages
- Exclusive Collectible Weird Al face mug
- Special Bonus: 12 oz. bag of Jackson Park Espresso brand coffee (whole bean or ground)!
- Souvenir VIP Laminate
- Early Entry into the venue
- Crowd-Free Merchandise Shopping
- On-site VIP host
Skip the line Ticket Information:
Why wait in the elements when you can skip the line?! This is a separate ticket that will grant you expedited entry into the venue. Skip The Line entry is located near the main entrance of the building. Look for VIP / Skip The Line signage or ask a staff member. Present your Skip The Line pass along with your event ticket for expedited entry and to avoid the public lines. THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TICKET.
All patrons are subject to search, pat down, and wanding. The following items are not allowed in the venue: guns, knives, lasers, tasers, mace, glass items, cameras, selfie sticks, outside food or beverage, no bags over the dimensions of 8 inches wide by 5 inches tall with a width of 2 inches, and other items that may challenge public safety. You can view our full list by visiting our frequently asked questions here