One of the most eclectic musicians out there today will be making a stop in Southern Maine this summer to perform a show.

That's right, Weird Al Yankovic's 'Mandatory World Tour' will make a stop at the Maine State Pier in Portland on Sunday, July 26th, 2015 as part of the Machias Savings Bank Concert Series.

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“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history.  Now in his fourth career decade, he has won three Grammys and countless accolades for classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Yoda,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “White & Nerdy.”

Slated to visit over 100 cities throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, the tour follows the release of Weird Al’s #1 album, Mandatory Fun (RCA Records).  The album was released on July 15, 2014 and immediately shot to #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart.  This is the first time in over 50 years that a comedy album has topped the charts, and the first time ever that a comedy album debuted in the top position.  Mandatory Fun has also been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Comedy Album.

The undisputed king of pop culture parody has also announced Canadian tour dates this summer for Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax and Casino New Brunswick in Moncton.

Tickets for the Portland, Maine show go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 30th at 10 a.m. and range in price from $18.00 to $52.00.


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