Weird how he's never been here before

Yankovic set for first UK tour

American song parodist ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic is to play his first UK dates in his 35-year career.

The comedian – best known for Eighties Michael Jackson parody Eat It and more recent hit White & Nerdy – is to play three solo dates in December.

The 51-year-old will also play the All Tomorrow’s Parties forum in Minehead, Somerset, as well as his shows in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

His 2006 Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone parody White & Nerdy attracted more than 110million views on YouTube, while Nirvana’s label told him their album Nevermind sold another million copies after his parody Smells Like Nirvana.

However, despite his longevity and internet popularity, he has barely troubled the UK charts, with his greatest hit Eat It only scraping up to number 36 in 1984.

His tour starts in Birmingham on December 2. Click here for dates.

Published: 31 Oct 2010

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