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Weird Al Yankovic To Bring About ‘Alpocalypse’ On June 21st

Weird Al Yankovic

Grammy Award-winning artistWeird Al” Yankovic is set to release his 13th studio album Alpocalypse (Jive Records) on June 21st. It is his first full studio release since the 2006 Grammy nominated album Straight Outta Lynwood that spawned the platinum hit single “White & Nerdy.”

Alpocalypse will be available in both standard and deluxe formats and will include the much talked about Lady Gaga parody,“Perform This Way,that generated two million Youtube hits within two days and at its fever pitch was the #5 trending Twitter topic in the world. The deluxe set will have a bonus DVD containing 10 music videos.

The highly anticipated “Perform This Way” video is currently being shot in LA with Al once again taking the helm as director.

“Weird Al” recently announced Spring/Summer tour dates that kick off May 19th at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ.

May 2011
19 – New Brunswick, NJ – The State Theatre
20 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
21 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
22 – Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE – Outdoor Stage
24 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort Casino
26 – Marion, OH – Marion Palace Theatre
27 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino
28 – Waukegan, IL – The Genesee Theatre
29 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music
31 – St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theatre

June 2011
1 – Effingham, IL – Effingham Perf. Arts Center
2 – Milwaukee, WI – Potawatomi Casino
3 – St. Charles, MO – The Family Arena
5 – Springfield, IL – Prairie Capital Convention Center
10 – Chandler, AZ – Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
11 – Tucson, AZ – Fox Tucson Theatre
12 – Riverside, CA – Fox Perf. Arts Center
15 – Del Mar, CA – San Diego County Fair
16 – Santa Ynez, CA – Chumash Casino

“Weird Al” Yankovic has reigned for three decades as the best-selling comedy artist in history, with over 12 million albums sold.  He has won 3 Grammy Awards with 12 career nominations.  With the recent release of his children’s book When I Grow Up (HarperCollins), Weird Al adds “New York Times best-selling author” to his list of accomplishments.