Birth Name: Alfred Matthew Yankovic Born: 1959/10/23 Birth Place: Lynwood, California, U.S. Years Active: 1979–present Genres: Parody, Comedy, Polka
Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, music producer, actor, comedian, writer, satirist and parodist. Yankovic is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and that often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts.
During Yankovic's sophomore year as an architecture student at Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo, he became a disc jockey at the university's radio station, KCPR. In 1978, he released his first recording (as Alfred Yankovic), “Take Me Down,” on the LP, “Slo Grown,” as a benefit for the Economic Opportunity Commission of San Luis Obispo County. The song mocked famous nearby landmarks such as ... Continue Bio >>
Weird Al on "The Joe Franklyn Show" Weird Al serenades Joe Franklyn on his show - first aired November 24, 1986. I don't have the original show on tape; this clip is cobbled from several differ... Sunday 25th of January 2015 01:52:00 AM
"Weird Al" Yankovic Hey guys! I’ve been reading all your comments, and I feel like I should clarify a few things…
First of all, this bears repeating – I basically have NO CONTROL over where I play. There’s no reason to thank me if I’m playing your city, and there’s REALLY no reason to get mad at me if I’m not. I don’t decide what city I play, or what venue I play, or what day I play. The way it works is, I tell my booking agency how long I’d like to tour, and then they put a tour together based on whatever offers come in from concert promoters. So if you want to twist somebody’s arm, maybe try your local concert promoter… but you don’t need to convince ME – believe me, I would love to play EVERYWHERE!
And secondly… you may have noticed there are a few holes in my otherwise packed touring schedule. This is because some dates haven’t been completely confirmed (like the Australia / NZ dates), and some dates we’re not allowed to announce yet for various legal/contractual reasons. All I can say is, please be patient… don’t give up hope quite yet… there are still a few more 2015 tour dates to be announced.
If I AM coming anywhere near you, I hope you can go… it’s going to be a great show!
Tuesday 20th of January 2015 02:42:35 AM