"Weird Al" Yankovic - Two Nights - Chicago

Fri Jul 15 2022 at 07:00 pm to Sat Jul 16 2022 at 10:00 pm

Symphony Center | Chicago

Jam Productions, Ltd
Publisher/HostJam Productions, Ltd
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Two Nights - Chicago
Jam Production Presents
"Weird Al" Yankovic
The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour
with special guest, Emo Philips
at Symphony Center
Two Nights: Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16
Each show will have a distinctly (and completely) different set list! No songs will be repeated both nights!
All Ages
Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM
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.
“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time. A five-time Grammy winner, his 2014 release Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. He is one of only five artists to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades, the other four being Michael Jackson, Madonna, U2, and Kenny G. On August 27, 2018 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awarded Weird Al with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Legendary comedian Emo Philips has performed over 7000 stand-up comedy shows across the globe, including a two-week theater run in London’s West End. Career highlights include his
acclaimed comedy album E=MO Squared and the hour-long HBO special Emo Philips Live at the Hasty Pudding Theatre. Emo is especially proud, however, of when he got to demonstrate the proper use of a table saw to Weird Al in the film UHF.

Per the City of Chicago’s public health order, in order to attend any indoor Jam Productions event in the city of Chicago, all patrons 5 years of age or older are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (must be 2 weeks past final dose) and must show proof of vaccination at the time of entry. A negative COVID-19 test result is no longer valid for entry. Proof of vaccination can only include a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, a clear photocopy or digital photo of the CDC card. Patrons 16 years of age or older will also need to provide a government issued photo ID that matches their vaccination record. The only exception to this policy involves fans who have previously received a medical or religious exemption, as long as those patrons provide proof of the medical or religious exemption and a COVID-19 test administered by a medical professional within the last 72 hours prior to entering the event. Taking these steps helps to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and the artists, and implementing this simple measure minimizes risk and the spread of the virus. We encourage you to get vaccinated and boosted if you have not already!
Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and based on Chicago’s current local COVID-19 data, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requiring that everyone age two or older wear masks in public indoor settings except when actively eating or drinking. A non-vented N95 mask or other well-fitted mask is strongly recommended to provide maximum protection. We will not allow a scarf, ski mask, balaclava, bandana, turtleneck, collar, single layer of fabric, or any mask that has an unfiltered one-way exhaust valve.
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Symphony Center, Chicago, IL, Chicago, United States


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