Weird Al Coming To GR To Perform With The Symphony
The ever strange Weird Al Yankovic is returning to Grand Rapids, this time with a full symphony orchestra. And the best part about a Weird Al show? The price.
Yup, in these days where concert tickets for most bands START at $100, a Weird Al show start at just $30. Very affordable.
The tour, entitled 'Strings Attached' will hit DeVos Performance Hall on Friday, July 26 and will feature our very own Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra (hence the attached strings). Tickets go on sale Friday, November 16.
Weird Al announced the tour on his Instagram feed earlier this week, describing it this way:
We’re going directly from my most scaled-down, low-key show ever (this year’s Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour) to my most full-blown, over-the-top extravaganza ever. Not only are we bringing back the costumes and the props and the big video screen, but also… every single night we’ll be performing with a FULL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. For real. No, we’re not cramming an orchestra on our bus – it’ll be a different orchestra in every city. Sometimes it will be a “branded” local orchestra (like, say, the Colorado Symphony), and other times we’ll basically just be putting together our own orchestra with local musicians. And yes, we’re back to PLAYING THE HITS… but we’ll also throw in a few deeps cuts too (including a couple songs that we’ve never played before – not even on the Ill-Advised Vanity Tour!)
Of course it’ll be the same amazing band as always – Jim, Steve, Ruben and Bermuda – plus, for the first time ever we’ll be touring with female background singers (Lisa Popeil, Monique Donnelly and Scottie Haskell – incredible vocalists who have appeared on many of my studio recordings). I think it’s really going to be a special show, and I can’t wait to get started!
Anyway, tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 16 at 10:00 AM local time… all dates and info will be on weirdal.com. Hope to see you on the road next year!