Weird Al Yankovic to perform at Redding's Cascade Theatre

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Weird Al Yankovic Brings Alpocalypse Tour To The Cascade Theatre

Weird Al Yankovic, the biggest selling comedy recording artist of all time, will leave the audience in hysterics when he performs at Redding’s historic Cascade Theatre with his band scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

His high-energy rock and comedy multimedia extravaganza supports his recent recording “Alpocalypse,” which parodies many of today’s top hits, including pop songs by Lady Gaga, and is part of the Cascade Theatre/Jefferson Public Radio Performance series.

The “Alpocalypse” album, which Yankovic is touring to support, is the comedian’s first recording in more than five years. It also includes parodies of Miley Cyrus, B.o.B., and songs in the style of the White Stripes, Queen, The Doors and more.

Weird Al is sure to perform some of the other hits that made him a household name and earned three Grammys – with 14 nominations. Some of his classic hits are “Eat It,” “Like A Surgeon,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” and “The Saga Begins.”

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 he’s made over the years for MTV and VH1.

Few would have guessed that Yankovic, a shy, accordion-playing teenager who got his start sending 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.

Tickets range from $39 to $59 and are available at the Cascade Theatre Box Office, 1733 Market Street; by phone at (530) 243-8877; or directly through the Cascade Theatre website at

The 2012-2013 Cascade Theatre/Jefferson Public Radio Performance Series is sponsored by US Bank.