Weird Al Return of the Mandatory World Tour dates, action figures announced

Weird Al Yankovic has announced tour dates for his Return of the Mandatory World Tour, kicking off June 3rd in St. Petersburg, Florida. The 78 date trek follows his highly successful 2015 Mandatory World Tour and covers much of the United States and parts of Canada. Stops include Miami, Nashville, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Kansas City and more before wrapping September 24th in New York City.

Tickets are on sale now through Weird Al’s website. Prices range from $37.50 to $57.50. VIP Packages are also available including seating within the first ten rows, after show meet and greet, invitation to pre-show party, collectible merchandise and more. VIP tickets are $139 and $269 each.

NECA Toys has also announced that they will release a series of Weird Al action figures starting this year. The first figure is dressed in tailored fabric clothing, similar to the toys that helped define the action figure market in the 1970s. The figure stands 8” tall and comes with two interchangeable heads, so you can switch between Al’s classic look from the 1980s and his modern appearance. The figure includes microphone and accordion accessories and comes in collector-friendly window box packaging.

The action figure is expected to ship in May 2016. The company claims “This is only the beginning!” as more versions of the comedic singer are scheduled for later in 2016 and 2017 based on some of the musician’s most iconic song parodies.

2016 Tour Dates:

June 3 St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater
June 4 West Palm Beach, FL @ Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
June 5 Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
June 7 Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre
June 9 Lakeland, FL @ Youkey Theatre
June 10 Miami, FL @ Adrienne Arsht Center
June 12 Birmingham, AL @ BJCC
June 15 Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater
June 16 Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry
June 17 Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center
June 18 Greensboro, NC @ White Oak Amphitheatre
June 19 Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
June 21 Portsmouth, VA @ Portsmouth Pavilion
June 22 Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome Theatre
June 24 Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theatre
June 25 Bay City, MI @ Veterans Memorial Park
June 26 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Foellinger Theatre
June 28 Evansville, IN @ Victory Theatre
July 1 Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
July 2 Aurora, IL @ RiverEdge Park
July 3 Merrillville, IN @ Star Plaza Theatre
July 6 Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
July 7 Indianapolis, IN @ White River State Park
July 8 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
July 9 Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre
July 10 Southaven, MS @ BankPlus Amphitheater
July 12 Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
July 14 Houston, TX @ Brown Theater at Wortham Center
July 15 Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Live
July 16 Dallas, TX @ Winspear Opera House
July 17 Enid, OK @ Enid Event Center
July 19 El Paso, TX @ Plaza Theatre
July 21 San Diego, CA @ CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
July 22 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
July 23 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
July 24 San Jose, CA @ City National Civic
July 26 Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo
July 27 Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo
July 28 Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
July 29 Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
July 30 Rohnert Park, CA @ Sonoma State University
Aug. 2 Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
Aug. 3 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
Aug. 5 Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
Aug. 7 Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
Aug. 9 Cedar Rapids, IA @ McGrath Amphitheater
Aug. 10 Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater
Aug. 13 Sturgis, SD @ Buffalo Chip Campground
Aug. 14 Regina, SK @ Conexus Arts Centre
Aug. 15 Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
Aug. 18 Thunder Bay, ON @ Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Aug. 19 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
Aug. 20 Appleton, WI @ Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Aug. 21 Madison, WI @ Overture Hall
Aug. 23 Rockford, IL @ Coronado Performing Arts Center
Aug. 24 Paducah, KY @ The Carson Center
Aug. 26 Grand Rapids, MI @ DeVos Performance Hall
Aug. 27 Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Aug. 28 Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center
Aug. 30 Wilmington, DE @ The Playhouse Theatre
Sept. 1 Lowell, MA @ Boarding House Park
Sept. 2 Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire
Sept. 3 Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Sept. 4 Big Flats, NY @ The Budweiser Summer Stage at Tag’s
Sept. 7 Columbia, SC @ Koger Center for the Arts
Sept. 8 Wilmington, NC @ Cape Fear Community College
Sept. 9 Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
Sept. 10 Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Sept. 11 Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Sept. 13 Hershey, PA @ Hershey Theatre
Sept. 14 Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center
Sept. 16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center
Sept. 17 Schenectady, NY @ Proctor’s Theatre
Sept. 18 Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theatre
Sept. 22 Charleston, WV @ Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
Sept. 23 Atlantic City, NJ @ Caesars Atlantic City
Sept. 24 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.