Jul 25, 2011

THE UNDISPUTED KING OF POP PARODY "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC COMING TO DPAC OCTOBER 9

7.25.11- The Undisputed King Of Pop Parody Comes To DPAC October 9th. Tickets On Sale Friday, August 5th at 10 a.m.

GRAMMY WINNER FUNNYMAN
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC
SCHEDULED TO PERFORM AT
DPAC, DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

(Durham, NC) — The only thing better than listening to a "Weird Al" Yankovic album is listening to "Weird Al" live and fans will be able to do that with the newly announced Alpocalypse Tour. The U.S. Fall tour will kick off in North Las Vegas, NV in September and stop at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 9, 2011.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning July 15th at noon:
• Online at DPACnc.com
• DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
• Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall

Tickets start at $39.50*. Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on Wednesday, July 13th. Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at www.DPACnc.com/friendofdpac. Fans should check local listings for updated tour and ticketing information.

"Fans love the variety of shows at DPAC and our booking mission of something for everyone expands everyday. We love great entertainment and "Weird Al's" first ever Triangle appearance will be a hit with his legendary mix of music and comedy," said Bob Klaus GM of DPAC.

Al is touring in support of his highest charting album (No. 9 on the Billboard 200 albums chart) and 13th studio release, Alpocalypse. Al and his bandmates will perform songs spanning his storied three decade plus career. Alpocalypse features the buzzworthy Lady Gaga parody "Perform This Way" as well as parodies of hits by Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, T.I. and B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars. Al and his long-time band were joined in the recording studio by guest appearances from Taylor Hanson and The Doors’ Ray Manzarek.

"Weird Al" Yankovic, the undisputed king of pop culture parody, has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history. In a career spanning nearly three decades, he has amassed 30 Gold and Platinum albums, 7 Gold and Platinum-certified home videos and 3 Grammy Awards and 11 nominations.

The singer-songwriter’s first real brush with fame came in 1979 when he recorded "My Bologna" (a spoof of The Knack’s "My Sharona") in the bathroom across the hall from his college campus radio station where he had a weekly DJ shift. A devoteé of musical satirists Spike Jones, Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman and Stan Freberg, Yankovic’s budding career took off when the song became a sensation on the nationally syndicated "Dr. Demento Show." Just a few years later, Al landed his first recording contract and has since created an extraordinary legacy of music and ground-breaking videos, including hits like "Eat It," "Like A Surgeon" and "Amish Paradise."

An accomplished director, Al has helmed many of his own award-winning music videos as well as clips for Ben Folds, Jeff Foxworthy, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Hanson and The Black Crowes. His video for "Smells Like Nirvana," nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in 1992, was chosen by Rolling Stone as one of the "Top 100 Music Videos Of All Time." Al also created the critically acclaimed title sequence for the Leslie Nielsen feature film "Spy Hard."

Making a successful transformation from pop music satirist to multimedia star, Al created his own television specials for MTV ("AL-TV"), Showtime and the Disney Channel, among others. His feature film "UHF" (1989) became an instant Top Ten best-selling DVD upon its release in 2002, and his CBS network series "The Weird Al Show" reached cult-classic status and was released on DVD ea...

Sun, Oct 9, 2011 • 7:00 PM

"Weird Al" Yankovic