Grammy-winning parody musician Weird Al Yankovic has created his own niche in the music industry over the decades. For his Aug. 21 show at Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, he’ll be accompanied by a string orchestra and backup singers. Facebook

Weird Al’s legendary stage show takes a stringy leap

Orchestra, backup singers and more accompany Weird Al Yankovic for Victoria arena show Aug. 21

Weird Al Yankovic is the biggest selling comedy recording artist in history. Since launching his 1983 recording debut, Weird Al has sold millions of records and won a handful of Grammy Awards.

On Aug. 21 he brings his biggest show ever to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. His current tour Strings Attached includes not only his original touring band of more than 35 years, but background singers, a huge video screen and for the first time, a full symphony orchestra. Weird Al will also use his usual array of props and costumes. The Strings Attached tour’s repertoire of classic, song-parody hits have garnered critical acclaim for the tasty orchestral accompaniment of up to 50 musicians.

READ ALSO: Unplowed Roads parody song destined to be a classic

Weird Al’s 2014 recording Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album to debut at number one on the Billboard chart. He has produced a pair of children’s books, appeared in numerous films and television shows, and his 1989-feature film, UHF remains a cult favourite. Toy companies have produced Weird Al action figures, and last year he got a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

Yankovic’s singular silliness has made him rich and famous, and the 59-year old is taking his inspired song parodies to the next level with the Strings Attached tour. Don’t miss it!

Visit selectyourtickets.com for tickets or more information, or call 250-220-2600.

– Joseph Blake, Monday contributor



editor@mondaymag.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Live music

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

VicPD seeking witnesses for fatal crash on Hillside Avenue

A pedestrian was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she later died

Court strikes down Sidney’s denial of proposed cannabis store

Justice Jennifer Power orders municipality to reconsider application and pay court costs

Public welcomed back to Sidney Spit ferry and camping ground

Service opens July 20 with new ferry contractor and other pandemic-related changes

VicPD searching for three men in connection to random assault that put two in hospital

If you see these men you’re asked to call VicPD’s non-emergency line

Study suggests 8 times more people in B.C. infected with virus than confirmed

The study looked at anonymous blood samples collected for reasons unrelated to COVID-19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of July 13

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

‘We’re not busting ghosts’: Northern B.C. paranormal investigators check out bistro

Paranormal North Coast British Columbia recently checked out PF Bistro at City Centre Mall.

Russian hackers seeking to steal COVID-19 vaccine data: intel agencies

It is believed APT29, also known as ‘the Dukes’ or ‘Cozy Bear’ was responsible

Twitter racing to unravel mystery cyberattack

Some of the world’s most prominent names had their Twitter accounts post invitations for an apparent Bitcoin scam

B.C. announces funding to support post-secondary students with disabilities

The province is investing $275,000 in the new BCcampus website

Tough time for tree fruits as some B.C. farm products soar

Province reports record 2019 sales, largely due to cannabis

‘Let’s all do a self-check’: Okanagan mayor reacts to racist vandalism targeting local family

Home of Indo-Canadian family in Summerland was targeted on evening of July 13

Most Read