In a 2012 interview with Yahoo Music Weird Al described his tour as “a rock and comedy multimedia extravaganza,” and what better place to have such a show then the historic Fox Theatre. Over 2000 people of all ages filled the Fox Theatre Sunday, June 19 to experience the comedic and musical genius of Weird Al Yankovic. For 40 years, Weird Al has been entertaining audiences with his brilliant musical parodies.
Weird Al kicked off the show with his song “Tacky,” a parody of Pharrell’s song “Happy,” as he walked through the crowed to the stage. After a performing a few more songs, including his newest Polka remix which included songs from Miley Cyrus and Carly Rae Jepsen, Al made his first costume change. Whenever making a costume change throughout the show, he brilliantly used the beautiful Fox Theatre screen to enhance his entire performance. During the costume changes, there were montages of pop culture references to Weird Al, from The Simpsons to Friends to Epic Rap Battles of History and more. He also used the screen to show parts of his music videos during his performances.
After one of his early costume changes, he performed his 1988 hit song “Fat,” a parody of Michael Jackson’s “Bad,” while wearing a fat suit. Al preformed many of his hit songs both new and old. He preformed some of his recent hits, including “Handy,” “Foil,” and “First World Problems” off of his newest album Mandatory Fun. He also preformed some of his earlier songs, including “White and Nerdy” and “Amish Paradise.” Al also performed an acoustic set of four classics: “Eat It,” “I Lost on Jeopardy,” “I Love Rocky Road,” and “Like a Surgeon.”
For an encore, Weird Al preformed his two famous Star Wars parodies “The Saga Begins” and “Yoda.” For “The Saga Begins,” Al was joined on stage by a contingent of Stormtroopers and Darth Vader.
If you missed the show, you can see Weird Al throughout the country with over 50 other tour dates this summer. Visit his official website for ticket information.