“Weird Al” Yankovic wants you to take him seriously, at least to a point. While his usual rock shows are colorful spectacles full of costume changes and snippets of every joke ever made about him in mainstream pop culture, the recent “Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour” was one for both the hardcore fans and Al himself. It leaned heavily into his original material in a stripped-down setting that proved he’s more than a novelty act, and can really sing and play instruments besides the accordion.
It was a popular tour full of sold-out venues, but if you couldn’t get tickets, he still wants you to hear him, and so as of today, all 77 shows on the tour are available to stream for members of Stitcher Premium…and he even has a special promo code for a free month. Al really wants to make sure everybody who’s remotely interested gets a taste of his more serious side. Wouldn’t you?
ALL 77 SHOWS of my Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour are available for streaming RIGHT NOW on Stitcher Premium (use promo code WEIRD for a one-month free trial). #YourMoveBeyonce https://t.co/qG5HDGrQdY
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) June 24, 2018
It’s reminiscent of the time Pearl Jam put out physical CDs of every stop on their prior tour, but a bit less unwieldy for a collector. If you’re unsure whether or not to commit, you can hear a snippet of each different cover song he closed with– 77 in all, of course.
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