2126 S.W. Halsey St. / Troutdale, OR, 97060
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Edgefield - Edgefield Amphitheater
4:30 pm doors, 6:30 pm show
General admission $49.50 advance | Reserved seating: $74.50 advanced
All ages welcome
4:30 pm doors, 6:30 pm showGeneral admission $49.50 advance | Reserved seating: $74.50 advancedAll ages welcome
All tickets available through EdgefieldConcerts.com, in person at the Crystal Ballroom box office, Edgefield Gift Shop and charge by phone at 1-800-514-3849. Ticketing services provided by Etix.com. (Subject to service charge and/or user fee.)
Edgefield proudly hosts Concerts on the Lawn, an outdoor music series that has become a summer tradition for fans throughout the Pacific Northwest.
For complete information about the acts, the venue, rules, policies and much more, please visit edgefieldconcerts.com. Check out photos from past shows at Edgefield, as well!
- Low-profile lawn chairs and blankets only
- No picnics or outside food or beverages
- No re-entry
- No pets
- No camping
- No RVs
- No unauthorized vendors
Few would have guessed that "Weird Al" Yankovic, who as a shy,
accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to
become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history with over 12 million
album sales. Now in his fourth career
decade, he has won 4 Grammys (with 14 nominations) and countless awards and
accolades for Weird Al classics like "Eat
It," "Like a Surgeon," "Fat," "Smells Like Nirvana," "Amish Paradise" and "The Saga Begins." His 2011 album Alpocalypse (featuring the
Lady Gaga parody "Perform This Way") debuted in the Billboard
Top 10, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best Comedy Album and Best
Short Form Video).
In addition to his recordings
and world-famous music videos, Yankovic
is also well-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's 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 #1 on iTunes and garnered over 150 million hits on
Since then, he released his
greatest hits package The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic
(Legacy), wrote, starred in and directed the themed attraction Al's
Brain: A 3-D Journey through the Human Brain (featuring cameos by
everybody from Fabio to Paul McCartney), and attracted several million
followers on social media. With the
release of his children's book When I Grow Up (HarperCollins, 2011),
Al added "New York Times Bestselling
Author" to his resume. His follow-up, My
New Teacher and Me!, was released June 2013.
In October of 2011, in tandem
with the release of Alpocalypse, Comedy Central aired the concert special "Weird
Al" Yankovic Live: The Alpocalypse Tour (filmed at Toronto's venerable
Massey Hall) and released the unabridged version of the concert on DVD and
Blu-ray. In 2012, The Nerdist Channel
debuted Face 2 Face with "Weird Al" Yankovic, a web series where Al got
a chance to "interview" some of his "close, personal friends" in the
entertainment biz. In October that year,
Abrams released Weird Al: The Book, an illustrated hardcover on Al's life and
Weird Al released his 14th studio album Mandatory
Fun on July 15th.
The album features parodies of some of the biggest hits of the past
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 also
features several inspired originals and pastiches ("Lame Claim to Fame,"
"Sports Song," "My Own Eyes," "Mission Statement," "First World Problems"
and "Jackson Park Express") along with Al's latest accordion-fueled
medley, "NOW That's What I Call Polka!"
Mandatory Fun debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album
chart. This is the first time that a comedy album has debuted at #1 on the
chart in history, and the first time that a comedy album has reached the top of
the chart in over 50 years (the last one being Allan Sherman's 1963
release My Son, the Nut). It was also Al's personal best sales
week ever, as well as the largest
sales week for any comedy album since 1994. On Spotify, Yankovic
set the US record for having the most
tracks from one album in the viral top 10 at one time, taking the first 4
spots. The album performed well internationally, debuting in the Top
10 in both Canada and Australia (#3 and #9 respectively). In addition, "Word
Crimes" debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making Al one of
only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades
(the other two are Michael Jackson and Madonna).
Further in the spirit of Mandatory Fun's bid for world domination,
Al released 8 music videos ("Tacky," "Word Crimes,"
"Foil," "Handy," "Sports Song,"
"Lame Claim To Fame," "First World Problems" and "Mission Statement")
days which had over 46 million views combined in its first week. Yankovic teamed up with various production partners
such as Nerdist Industries, CollegeHumor, Yahoo (Principato-Young
Entertainment), Funny or Die and TruScribe, as well as talented auteurs like
Liam Lynch, Jarrett Heather and Tim Thompson.
Weird Al, along with his band
of over three decades, has performed thousands of live rock and comedy
multimedia shows throughout the world, and will be back on the road in 2015 for
The Mandatory Tour.
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