'Weird Al' Yankovic Announces Mandatory World Tour

'Weird Al' Yankovic

The Mandatory World Tour starts May 12 for a five-night stand at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood

The story of "Weird Al" Yankovic's stunning career resurgence now has another chapter. The comedian-singer has unveiled an epic international tour.

"Weird Al's" 2015 Mandatory World Tour starts May 12 for a five-night stand at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood, and visits dozens of cities across North America through the summer, including a slot on the bill for the previously-announced Governors Ball. On Sept. 24, he'll play Grona Lund in Stockholm, Sweden to begin a European run that includes dates in Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland.

Shows in Australia and New Zealand will be announced in due course, while "Weird Al" has a few more shows on the go which can't be announced yet for "various legal/contractual reason."

In a post on his Facebook page, "Weird Al" took the time to settle-down those fans who were frustrated he wasn't coming to their town. He wrote, "you may have noticed there are a few holes in my otherwise packed touring schedule. This is because some dates haven't been completely confirmed (like the Australia / NZ dates), and some dates we're not allowed to announce yet for various legal/contractual reasons. All I can say is, please be patient… don't give up hope quite yet… there are still a few more 2015 tour dates to be announced."

"Weird Al's" latest album Mandatory Fun reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 following its release last July, giving the veteran funnyman his first stint on top of the U.S. albums chart in 30 years of trying. When Mandatory Fun hit the summit, it became the first comedy set to top the chart since 1963, and it logged the largest sales week for a comedy album since 1994.

Mandatory Fun, Weird Al's 14th studio effort, is also up for a Grammy in the category of best comedy album.

"Weird Al" Yankovic's "Mandatory World Tour":

May 12 -- Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood
May 13 -- Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood
May 14 -- Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood
May 15 -- Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood
May 16 -- Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood
May 19 -- Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
May 20 -- Oklahoma City, OK - Hudson Performance Hall
May 22 -- Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
May 23 -- Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
May 24 -- Robinsonville, MS - Horseshoe Tunica Bluesville
May 28 -- Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
May 29 -- Mount Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
May 30 -- Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
May 31 -- Greensburg, PA - Palace Theatre
June 2 -- Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
June 3 -- Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
June 4 -- Concord, NH - Capitol Center for the Arts
June 6 -- Ledyard, CT - Foxwoods Resort Casino
June 7 -- New York, NY - Governor's Ball
June 8 -- Lancaster, PA - American Music Theatre
June 11 -- Richmond, VA - Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage
June 12 -- Vienna, VA - Filene Center at Wolf Trap
June 13 -- Baltimore, MD - Pier Six PAvilion
June 14 -- Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre
June 16 -- Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
June 18 -- Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre
June 19 -- Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
June 20 -- Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
June 21 -- Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion
June 23 -- Newark, OH - Midland Theatre
June 24 -- Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
June 26 -- Windsor, Ontario - Caesars Windsor: The Colosseum
June 27 -- Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
June 28 -- St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
June 30 -- Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
July 1 -- Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theatre
July 2 -- Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Hotel and Casino: Stir Cove
July 3 -- Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino: Mystic Showroom
July 7 -- Bowling Green, KY - Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center
July 8 -- Greenville, SC - Peace Center for the Performing Arts
July 10 -- Erie, PA - Warner Theatre
July 11 -- Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
July 12 -- Burlington, VT - Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
July 14 -- Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort Casino: Showroom
July 15 -- Buffalo, NY - University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
July 17 -- Hamilton, Ontario - Hamilton Place Theatre
July 18 -- Rama, Ontario - Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
July 19 -- Ottawa, Ontario - Ottawa Bluesfest
July 20 -- London, Ontario - Centennial Hall
July 24 -- Halifax, Nova Scotia - Casino Nova Scotia: Schooner Showroom
July 25 -- Moncton, New Brunswick - Casino New Brunswick: The Centre
July 26 -- Portland, ME - Maine State Pier
Aug. 4 -- New Bedford, MA - The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug. 5 -- Williamsport, PA - Community Arts Center
Aug. 7 -- Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre
Aug. 8 -- Newport News , VA - Ferguson Center for the Arts
Aug. 9 -- North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Aug. 11 -- Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live at Universal Citywalk
Aug. 13 -- Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Aug. 14 -- Melbourne, FL - King Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 15 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 16 -- Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
Aug. 18 -- Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
Aug. 19 -- San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
Aug. 20 -- Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
Aug. 21 -- Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Aug. 23 -- Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
Sept. 1 -- Arcata, CA - Van Duzer Theatre
Sept. 2 -- Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion
Sept. 4 -- Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater
Sept. 5 -- Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
Sept. 6 -- Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
Sept. 8 -- Vancouver, British Columbia - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sept. 9 -- Penticton, British Columbia - South Okanagan Events Centre
Sept. 11 -- Enoch, Alberta - River Cree Resort and Casino: The Venue
Sept. 12 -- Calgary, Alberta - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sept. 13 -- Airway Heights, WA - Northern Quest Resort and Casino: Pend Oreille Pavillion
Sept. 14 -- Puyallup, WA - Washington State Fair
Sept. 18 -- Laughlin, NV - Harrah's Laughlin: Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheatre
Sept. 24 -- Stockholm, Sweden - Grona Lund
Sept. 25 -- Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
Sept. 26 -- Trondheim, Norway - Brattora
Sept. 28 -- Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
Sept. 30 -- Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Oct. 1 -- Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
Oct. 4 -- London, England - Eventim Apollo
Oct. 6 -- Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street

This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.

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