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"Weird Al" Yankovic has added nearly 20 more shows to his North American summer tour ahead of next month's launch.

The outing, which now spans 45 dates across the US and Canada, is scheduled to kick off June 27 in Henderson, NV, and make its way from the West Coast to the East Coast and back through late August. Two-night stands are booked in Rama, Ontario; and Coquitlam, British Columbia. An updated tour itinerary is listed below.

The trek marks the final leg of the "Straight Outta Lynwood Tour," which supports Yankovic's 2006 album of the same name. The funnyman's 2007 outing spanned 119 shows across the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, according to a blog entry at his MySpace page.

"Straight Outta Lynwood" debuted at No. 10 on The Billboard 200, making it Yankovic's first Top 10 album in his nearly three-decade career. The set's lead single, "White & Nerdy" (a parody of Chamillionaire's hit "Ridin"), is also the performer's first Top 10 song. That tune and a couple of others from the album are streaming at Yankovic's MySpace page.

The parody king, who started his career by sending homemade tapes to nationally syndicated radio jockey Dr. Demento, has become the best-selling novelty-song producer of all time, according to a press release. He has sold more than 12 million albums and won three Grammys.

[Note: The following tour dates have been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of the publication time of this story. Changes may occur before tickets go on sale. Check with official artist websites, ticketing sources and venues for late updates.]

June 2008

27 - Henderson, NV - Henderson Pavilion

28 - Kelseyville, CA - Konocti Harbor

29 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre

30 - San Diego, CA - San Diego County Fair

July 2008

3 - Indianapolis, IN - The Lawn

4 - Louisville, KY - Iroquois Amphitheatre

5 - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza Theatre

6 - Toledo, OH - Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre

8 - Richmond, VA - The National

9 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues

10 - Westbury, NY - Westbury Music Fair

11 - Baltimore, MD - Pier 6

12 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre

14 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Casino

15 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion

17 - Chesaning, MI - Showboat Music Festival

18 - Rochester Hills, MI - Meadowbrook Music Fest

19 - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre

20 - Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

21 - Cincinnati, OH - Cincinnati National City Pavilion

23 - Scranton, PA - Scranton Cultural Center

24-25 - Rama, Ontario - Casinorama

26 - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theatre

28 - Springfield, MO - Ozark Empire Fair

29 - Sioux City, IA - Orpheum Theatre

August 2008

1 - Calgary, Alberta - Jack Singer Hall

2 - Enoch, Alberta - River Cree Casino

3 - Regina, Saskatchewan - Molson Grandstand

6 - Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia Theatre

7 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion

8 - St. Charles, MO - The Family Arena

9 - Springfield, IL - Illinois State Fair

10 - Rockford, IL - The Metro Center

15 - San Mateo, CA - San Mateo Fair

16 - Monterey, CA - Golden State Theatre

18 - Sacramento, CA - California State Fair

20 - Vernon, British Columbia - Vernon PAC

21 - Victoria, British Columbia - Royal Theatre

22-23 - Coquitlam, British Columbia - Boulevard Casino

25 - Salem, OR - Oregon State Fair

26 - Monroe, WA - Evergreen State Fair

27 - Arcata, CA - The Van Duzer Theatre

28 - Lancaster, CA - Antelope Valley Fair

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I remember seeing Weird Al at a Doctor Demento event back in '82. No one knew who he was yet. A few months later he released the "Eat It" video and I was so happy that he was finally a household name. Now his shows are a lot longer, but still just as funny !

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I remember seeing Weird Al at a Doctor Demento event back in '82. No one knew who he was yet. A few months later he released the "Eat It" video and I was so happy that he was finally a household name. Now his shows are a lot longer, but still just as funny !

HAHAHA! I remember listening to the Dr. Demento show on Sunday nights back in the 70's. The man was a riot. The shows were live and I think they about 3 hours on some station in Los Angeles. I wonder if he still has any radio shows?

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