Few would have guessed that “Weird Al” Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to The Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to become the most popular comedy recording artist in history. Now firmly established as a beloved pop culture icon, Yankovic has won countless awards and accolades for Weird Al classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Fat” and “Amish Paradise.” He is also well-known for the cult-hit film UHF (1989), the late ‘90s television series The Weird Al Show, and the numerous AL-TV specials he has made for MTV and VH1.
Yankovic has won 3 Grammy Awards (with 14 nominations) and has sold more than 12 million albums, combining pop parodies with his own creations. Weird Al’s album Straight Outta Lynwood (2006), spawned the Top 10 single “White & Nerdy,” the video for which spent two months at #1 on iTunes and garnered over 100 million hits online. His most recent release, Alpocalypse, is the highest charting album of his career at #9 Billboard. In 2011 he added “bestselling NY Times author” to his resume (#4) with the release of his first children’s book When I Grow Up; his second, My New Teacher and Me!, was released on June 25.
From the vinyl era to the digital age, from Michael Jackson to Lady Gaga, Weird Al continues to be as popular and funny as ever. Along with his band of thirty years, he has performed over 1,000 career concerts and continues to tour around the world.
Purdue & Ivy Tech Students: $28 / $25 (on 8/22 only)
General Public: $39 / $32
Student: $34 / $28 (after 8/22) There is a 6 ticket limit per person.
FRIENDS PRE-SALE: To be seated before the general public, order tickets by 5 PM on Tuesday, August 20. There is a 6 ticket limit per person.
NOT A FRIEND? Want to get even closer to the fun? Join the Friends of Convocations by August 20 to have priority seating for Weird Al and any other special announced this year! Friends also have a variety of other benefits. Call (765) 494-5840 to learn more and sign-up today!
PURDUE STUDENTS: Be sure to watch your Purdue email with information on how to buy tickets online Thursday, August 22 and receive a special student discount!
CAMPUS SALE: Tickets go on sale to Purdue and Ivy Tech Lafayette students, and Purdue faculty, staff and retirees with a current identification card at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 22 at the Elliott Hall of Music and Stewart Center box offices or at (765) 494-3933.
GENERAL PUBLIC SALE: Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m Friday, August 23 through ticketmaster.com or at 800-745-3000.