Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his highly-acclaimed Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic is pressing his luck again, this time with The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. The tour marks Weird Al’s long-anticipated return to the concert stage after his hugely successful Strings Attached Tour in 2019 where he performed each night alongside a full symphony orchestra.
Once again drawing from his back catalogue of 14 studio albums, Weird Al promises to deliver a different set list every night, with no two shows the same. As before, rather than focusing on the hits from his career, the show will feature Yankovic’s non-parody material – the somewhat more obscure pastiches and original songs that have largely escaped the pop culture radar but are adored by his long-time fans. And like the last Vanity Tour, he is leaving behind the high-octane theatrics that he’s known for and going bare-bones – no costumes, no props, no video screens… just Al and his band of almost four decades in smaller, more intimate venues, hanging out on stage, playing music.
NOTICE (updated May 19 @ 2:30pm): It has been reported Weird Al Yankovic has canceled some upcoming concerts due to testing positive for Covid-19. However, we been informed by his tour representatives that his Springfield, IL, appearance on Sunday, May 22, falls outside of the recommended CDC isolation period guidelines and, assuming his health status permits, the show will go on as scheduled. Ticket holders are strongly encouraged to check back on this website for last-minute event status updates prior to attending Sunday’s concert.
All patrons of this performance must show printed or digital proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of the show, with matching photo ID for ages 18 and older, to gain entry to the theatre.
Masks are OPTIONAL for this performance.
At this event, all persons entering the UIS Performing Arts Center or Public Affairs Building will be required to pass through Weapons Screening checkpoints to gain entry. Weapons are prohibited by law on the UIS campus (Illinois State Statute 7201LCS 5/21-6). This includes guns, knives with blades of 3” or more, switchblade knives, stun guns, tasers, metal knuckles, etc. Oversized bags (larger than 8.5” x 11”, including backpacks, briefcases, luggage, and duffle bags) are prohibited at this event and other bags and purses are subject to inspection.
Orchestra First 3 Rows - $89
Orchestra - $89
Loge - $69
Mezzanine Front - $69
Mezzanine Back - $59
Balcony Front - $59
Balcony Back - $39
$329 per package, includes:
One (1) Premium Reserved ticket in the first (15) rows, plus:
• Meet & Greet with Weird Al after the show with a photo opportunity
• Personally autographed, custom-designed 2022 Vanity Tour poster, exclusive to VIPs!
• Be a part of Weird Al Jeopardy! – a Pre-Concert Game Show Experience challenging people to the ultimate Weird Al trivia contest. Register for the chance to be a contestant, or just play along from the audience (Shhh! No shouting answers!)
• Pre-show Hang with fellow fans - including complimentary non-alcoholic beverages
• Collectible Weird Al Merchandise item
• Souvenir VIP Laminate
• Early Entry into the venue
• Crowd-Free Merchandise Shopping
• On-site VIP host