Weird Al Yankovic is taking a serious chance with his 2018 tour, because he’s not going to sing any of his classic parody songs. Or at least not too many.
He’s calling it the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, and in a Facebook announcement he said, “I decided we should try something different, just for a change of pace. No costumes, no props, no video screens, no computer servers. We’re just going to walk out on stage, sit down on stools, and play a bunch of old songs. Oh, and we’re going to be performing almost exclusively originals (i.e. not parodies).”
He went on to say, “The deep cuts and obscure tracks. The songs that were never hits. The ones you barely remember.” He also admitted that this tour has LIMITED APPEAL, and for that reason, they’re doing smaller venues.
He added, “If you’ve really got your heart set on seeing fat suits and Segways and hearing all your favorite parodies this probably isn’t the tour for you. Chances are we’ll be doing that kind of show again sometime in the future, just not THIS time.”