“Weird Al” Yankovic will play a pair of shows at the Wiltern on June 18-19 as part of his – take a deep breath – Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.

The tour is a reprise of sorts of the 2018 original version, which saw Yankovic playing smaller, intimate theaters in performances that focused on his original songs instead of the parodies for which he’s famous.

“I’ve loved doing every single incarnation of my live show, but honestly the Vanity tour is the most fun I’ve ever had on stage,” Yankovic said in a written statement. “So I’ve been dying to get back out there and torture everybody with it once again!”

Unlike his 2019 Strings Attached Tour, these shows will be Yankovic and his band, but few other frills: no weird costumes, crazy videos, or silly props.

Tickets for the shows at the Wiltern, his first at that venue in 30 years, go on sale on Friday, April 1. Opening each night is comedian Emo Philips, a longtime friend as well as the costar in Yankovic’s comedy movie “UHF.”

The tour, which opens in late April and wraps up at the end of October, includes 133 dates. In addition to the newly announced Wiltern shows, Yankovic previously had scheduled shows in other parts of Southern California.

The tour heads to Santa Barbara and the Granada Theatre on June 20, right after the Los Angeles shows, and then doesn’t return to the region until the fall.

Yankovic plays Sept. 13 at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, Sept. 15 at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, Sept. 15 at the Pechanga Theater in Temecula, and Sept. 18 at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center in Thousand Oaks.

His final Southern California shows for now are scheduled Sept. 25-26 at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego.

For more details and information on tickets and the tour, go to Weirdal.com/tour.

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