Weird Al Yankovic’s ‘Mandatory World Tour’ comes to amphitheatreWeird Al Yankovic brings his “Mandatory World Tour” to the First Coast this weekend, when the Grammy Award-winning comedy recording artist performs at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Saturday,


Billed as a “comedy rock show,” Yankovic’s St. Augustine show is the fourth stop on a 76-city tour that follows last year’s tour of the same name.

“I’ve decided to do the ‘Mandatory World Tour’ for one more year, after learning that some people didn’t make it out to the show the last time around,” Yankovic said. “Apparently, they don’t know the meaning of the word ‘mandatory!’”

In a career that spans four decades, Yankovic has won numerous awards for such well-known song parodies as “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Fat” and “Smells Like Nirvana.” His 2011 album Alpocalypse debuted in the Billboard Top 10, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best Comedy Album and Best Short Form Video). His 2015 album “Mandatory Fun” features parodies of some of the biggest hits of the previous year, including Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”), Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”), Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”) and Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” (“Inactive”). The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 album chart – the first time in history that a comedy album debuted in the top spot.

In addition to his recordings and music videos, Yankovic is known for his cult-hit feature film UHF (1989), his late ’90s CBS Saturday morning series The Weird Al Show and the numerous AL-TV specials that he has made for MTV and VH1 over the years. 

His 2006 album, “Straight Outta Lynwood,” spawned the Billboard Top 10 single “White & Nerdy,” the video for which spent two months at number one on iTunes and garnered more than 150 million hits on the Internet. His 2011 children’s book “When I Grow Up,” meanwhile, was a New York Times bestseller.

Tickets for the “Mandatory World Tour” range from $39.50 (level 300) to $69.50 (seated pit). Gates open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the amphitheatre box office and through Ticketmaster.