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"Weird Al" Yankovic's one rule at the South Okanagan Events Centre is Mandatory Fun

"Weird Al" Yankovic is making an appearance at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton on Sept. 9.
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January 20, 2015 - 4:54 PM

PENTICTON - If it Smells Like Nirvana in Penticton, it means Weird Al Yankovic has arrived for his show at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Weird Al announced his Mandatory World Tour on Jan. 20, and takes to the stage in Penticton Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

It turns out Yankovic’s latest album, "Mandatory Fun" was aptly named. After all, he had a big year last year. The album topped the charts, a 50 year first for a comedy album to make Billboard’s number one position, plus it's nominated for a “Best Comedy” Grammy award this year. But Yankovic will have to wait until February 8 to find out how that turns out.

Yankovic has been parodying hits of the superstars for 40 years. He’s well known for such classics as “Eat it”, “Like a Surgeon,” and “Amish Paradise.” His latest album maintains the tradition with such parodies as Lorde’s “Royals”(“Foil”) and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” ("Word Crimes”).

“Weird Al” Yankovic is one of three people to have had top 40 singles in each of the last four decades. Weirdly enough, the other two are Michael Jackson and Madonna.

Special pre-sales will be held at weirdal.com beginning on Tuesday,  Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. and will go on sale to the public on Friday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 30 at 10 a.m., available in person at the Valley First Box Office at the South Okanagan Events Centre, or at the Wine Country Visitor Centre.

One can also order by phone at 1-877-763-2849, or order online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com
Ticket prices are $37.50 and $57.50.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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