Weird Al Yankovic brings The Mandatory World Tour to Proctors in Schenectady this Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8pm.

Weird Al is known for his popular song parodies and a career that has lasted 40 years. He's won for Grammy Awards and has had four gold albums and six platinum albums. His first exposure was on the Dr. Demento radio show. Parodies of The Knack's "My Sharona" ("My Bologna") and Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" ("Another One Rides the Bus") would garner some attention, but it would be his parody of Joan Jett's "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" ("I Love Rocky Road") that would get him signed to Scotti Brothers Records. Yankovic's second album "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D would feature the popular song and video "Eat It" (parody on Michael Jackson's "Beat It"). In addition to his albums, he also starred in the movie UHF and his own Saturday morning television series on CBS called The Weird Al Show.

Weird Al's fourteenth studio album (and first number 1) Mandatory Fun was released in 2014. Tickets for Weird Al Yonkovic this Saturday night, 8pm at Proctors can be purchased through the Proctors box office at 518-346-6204 and proctors.org