Weird Al Yankovic Brings Pop Culture Parody to Christchurch

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Weird Al Yankovic Brings Pop Culture Parody to Christchurch

Weird Al Yankovic, the undisputed king of pop culture parody, has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history. In a career spanning nearly three decades, he has amassed 28 Gold and Platinum albums, 7 Gold and Platinum-certified home videos and 3 Grammy Awards (with 12 nominations). He is best known for his parodies of many of the biggest songs and most important artists of the last three decades including Michael Jackson, U2, Madonna, Nirvana, Eminem, Puff Daddy, R. Kelly, Usher, Sting, Billy Joel and many others - all with full approval from the artists themselves. His hits have included "Eat It", "Smells Like Nirvana", "I'm Fat", "Like A Surgeon", "Amish Paradise" and many others. An accomplished director, “Weird Al” Yankovic has helmed many of his own award-winning music videos as well as clips for Ben Folds, Jeff Foxworthy, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Hanson and The Black Crowes. His video for “Smells Like Nirvana,” nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in 1992, was chosen by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “Top 100 Music Videos Of All Time.” After selling out the old St James Theatre in Auckland on his last visit to NZ a few years back, the master of comedy pop culture will play one NZ show in ‘quake central’ next year.  

“Weird Al” Yankovic - Live in Concert, featuring all the characters, all the costumes, bubble machines, glitter guns in an audio visual extravaganza visits New Zealand for ONE SHOW ONLY in Christchurch on 8th March 2011 at the beautiful and historic Isaac Theatre Royal, presented by Lennard Promotions, ITR, Juice TV & 63. Tickets on Sale - Friday 3rd December, 2010.