Fresh off of his "The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour", Al has started planning his next big outing. The last tour which went all over the U.S., consisted mainly of his original songs, but did feature a different cover for each of the 77 stops. This next tour titled "Strings Attached" will contain many firsts in Al's career.

He posted Monday (10/29) on his official Facebook page: "We’re going directly from my most scaled-down, low-key show ever (this year’s Ridiculously Ill-Advised Vanity Tour) to my most full-blown, over-the-top extravaganza ever. Not only are we bringing back the costumes and the props and the big video screen, but also… every single night we’ll be performing with a FULL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. For real. No, we’re not cramming an orchestra on our bus – it’ll be a different orchestra in every city. Sometimes it will be a “branded” local orchestra (like, say, the Colorado Symphony), and other times we’ll basically just be putting together our own orchestra with local musicians. And yes, we’re back to PLAYING THE HITS… but we’ll also throw in a few deeps cuts too (including a couple songs that we’ve never played before – not even on the Ill-Advised Vanity Tour!)"

The post went on to say that besides the same amazing band members of Jim "Kimo" West, Steve Jay, Rubén Valtierra, & Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz, that "for the first time ever we’ll be touring with female background singers (Lisa Popeil, Monique Donnelly and Scottie Haskell" the lovely & talented ladies have been heard on past "Weird Al" studio albums. Tickets go on sale on November 16th, & more details for the 3 month summer tour will be released on November 12th via

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