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You must see ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic take Mandatory World Tour to Hershey Theatre on Sept. 13

You must see ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic take Mandatory World Tour to Hershey Theatre on Sept. 13
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From a press release:

Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist “Weird Al” Yankovic will bring his highly successful “Mandatory World Tour” to the Hershey Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $42.35, $47.85, and $62.35, plus fees, are available at the Hershey Theatre box office (15 E. Caracas Ave., Hershey), online at hersheyentertainment.com and ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 717-534-3405 and 800-745-3000.

“I’ve decided to do the ‘Mandatory World Tour’ for one more year after learning that some people didn’t make it out to the show this last time around. Apparently, they don’t know the meaning of the word ‘mandatory!’” Yankovic said.

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history, earning four Grammys and 15 career nominations. He is best known for his hilariously irreverent parodies of hit songs by the biggest stars over the past three decades, including “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise,” “White & Nerdy,” and “Tacky.”

In 2015, Yankovic released his 14th studio album, the Grammy Award-winning Best Comedy Album “Mandatory Fun,” making history as the first comedy album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and the first time a comedy album has reached the top of the chart in over 50 years. The single “Word Crimes” debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making him one of only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades; the other two are Michael Jackson and Madonna.

Yankovic has found success in multiple entertainment formats, including the film world with his cult classic “UHF,” his CBS TV series “The Weird Al Show,” online with the Nerdist Channel with his faux celebrity interview web series “Face to Face with ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic,” and the publishing world with “Weird Al: The Book” (an illustrated hardcover on his life and career) and his children’s books, including the New York Times bestseller “When I Grow Up.”

See exclusive photos from when Yankovic performed at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport last year here.