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'Weird Al' to play Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Posted January 21, 2015

Courtesy: Koka Booth Amphitheatre

I post this because, back in the day as a nerdy tween, I couldn't get enough of Weird Al. And, I have to admit, some of his recent work still just cracks me up. Really ... it just all cracks me up. I guess I'm still that nerdy tween 30 years later.

'Weird Al' Yankovic will bring his The Mandatory Tour to Koka Booth Ampthiteatre this spring. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Jan. 30, for the show, which is scheduled for 8 p.m., Thursday, June 18.

Tickets are $35 for the lawn and general admission and $45 for reserved table seats. VIP packages are between $129 and $260. Kids 2 and under are free on the lawn.

The 55-year-old musician is best known for his parodies of popular songs like "Amish Paradise," "My Bologna," and "Yoda," which I sang about a million times around the age of 12.

With more than 30 years in the music business under his belt, he topped Billboard 200's list of albums in July with "Mandatory Fun." The album came along with videos that became viral sensations with songs like "Word Crimes," a parody of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which I could watch over and over and over again.

He's also the author of a couple of children's books, including "My New Teacher and Me!," which came out in 2013. He visited Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh and met with fans during the book's promotional tour.

So, here's your chance to get your own tween or teen excited with tickets to see Weird Al. Or ... here's your chance to get tickets to see Weird Al and totally embarrass your kids.

Starting at 10 a.m., Jan. 30, tickets can be purchased at the box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; through; or by calling 800-414-3849.


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  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 22, 2015

    Every weird Al fan must search for "Everyone Rides the Bus". You will not be disappointed of this early work. I promise

  • blastamasta Jan 22, 2015

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    Ahhh...Red Snappa...very tasty!! lol nice one. I wish there was a show like Wheel of Fish on TV

  • AnonyMouseLOL Jan 21, 2015

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    Funny, but they look nothing alike. LOL

  • Eddie Brock Jan 21, 2015
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    Red Snappa! Very good fish!

  • Obamacare for you and I Jan 21, 2015

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    Yeah, but if anyone could pull it off, it's Weird Al.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Jan 21, 2015

    This is news? Somebody just got some free advertising.

  • AnonyMouseLOL Jan 21, 2015

    Title brought me up short. For a few seconds, I thought Weird Al was going to play Koka Booth, and THAT would have been weird for sure. LOL

  • blastamasta Jan 21, 2015

    UHF is still one of my favorite childhood movies and cracks me up to this day! Love some Weird Al

  • Barbara Sossomon Jan 21, 2015
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    He is the best!!! Nerdy or not, the man is a gem.

  • Norm Samuelson Jan 21, 2015
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    Great news!