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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic to perform at Orpheum Theatre on July 1

“Weird Al” Yankovic will perform in Wichita in July.
“Weird Al” Yankovic will perform in Wichita in July. Courtesy photo

“Weird Al” Yankovic, the comedic singer known for pop parodies such as “Eat It,” “Amish Paradise” and “White & Nerdy,” will perform at the Wichita Orpheum Theatre in July.

Yankovic will bring his Mandatory World Tour to the historic theater on July 1, officials announced Tuesday. Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at weirdal.com starting at 10 a.m. on Jan. 27.

At 10 a.m. on Jan. 30, tickets will go on sale to the public at Select-A-Seat outlets, at 316-755-SEAT or at www.selectaseat.com. They also can be purchased in person at the Intrust Bank Arena box office, participating Dillons stores and Plant Employee Clubs. Tickets are $34 to $100.

The tour follows the release of “Weird Al’s” most recent album, “Mandatory Fun,” which was released in July and shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. It was the first time in more than 50 years that a comedy album has topped the charts and the first time ever that a comedy album debuted in the top position.

Over four decades, Yankovic has won three Grammys. For the rollout of his 14th album, he premiered eight videos in eight days, including parodies of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”) and Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”), and garnered more than 46 million views in the first week.

Yankovic, 55, last performed in Wichita at Hartman Arena in 2012.

Reach Suzanne Perez Tobias at 316-268-6567 or stobias@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @suzannetobias.

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