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    Comedy & Parody Highlight New Additions to Casino Rama Line-Up  

    Wayne Brady & “Weird Al” Yankovic to perform

    RAMA, ON (Tuesday, January 20, 2015) – Casino Rama is thrilled to announce the return of two very talented performers who can both be counted on to have the audience rolling in the aisles with their unique brands of comedy and song:

    Wayne Brady
    Friday, April 17
    SHOWTIME: 9 PM, DOORS OPEN: 8 PM
    Tickets are $25/$35/$50
    This Emmy-nominated comedian returns to perform his hilarious improv and amazing impersonations.

    “Weird Al” Yankovic
    Mandatory World Tour
    Saturday, July 18
    SHOWTIME: 9 PM, DOORS OPEN: 8 PM
    Tickets are $30/$40/$55
    This three-time Grammy winner returns with his new tour that will feature his newest hit parodies: "Tacky" (Pharrell Williams' "Happy"), "Foil" (Lorde's "Royals") and “Word Crimes" (Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines"), plus a major dose of the classics fans love: "White & Nerdy," "Fat," "Amish Paradise," "Smells Like Nirvana," and "Eat It."

    About the Mandatory World Tour

    Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career, “Weird Al” Yankovic today announced his 2015 Mandatory World Tour.

    Slated to visit over 100 cities throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, the tour follows the release of Weird Al’s #1 album, Mandatory Fun (RCA Records).  The album was released on July 15, 2014 and immediately shot to #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart.  This is the first time in over 50 years that a comedy album has topped the charts, and the first time ever that a comedy album debuted in the top position.  Mandatory Fun has also been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Comedy Album.

    “Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history.  Now in his fourth career decade, he has won three Grammys (with 15 nominations) and countless accolades for classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Yoda,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “White & Nerdy.”  For the rollout of his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, Weird Al world-premiered eight videos in eight days, taking the Internet by storm.  The videos, including parodies of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”), Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”), and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”), garnered over 46 million views in the first week.  Yankovic also set the U.S. record for having the most tracks from one album on Spotify’s viral top 10 at one time, taking the first 4 spots.  In addition, “Word Crimes” debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making Al one of only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades (the other two are Michael Jackson and Madonna).

    The Mandatory World Tour begins on May 12 with a 5-night run at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas. 

    Ticket Information
    Exclusive advanced in-person ticket purchase for Players Passport™ Club Members begins Tuesday, January 27th at 12 noon only at the Casino Rama Box Office. Advanced online ticket purchase for Facebook Fans & Club Members begins on Wednesday, January 28th at 12 noon at www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling toll free 1-877-599-RAMA (7262). A special code is required for the advance purchase period which can be found on the Casino Rama Resort Facebook page.

    Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Friday, January 30th at 12 noon and will be available in-person at the Casino Rama Box Office, at all TicketMaster locations, by calling toll free 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) and online at www.casinorama.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable taxes or service charges.  

    PER SHOW TICKET LIMIT:  Ticket limit is 8 per customer per show.  Please adhere to published ticket limits.  Orders exceeding the ticket limit may be cancelled without notice by TicketMaster at its discretion.  This includes duplicate orders having the same billing address or credit card.

    Must be nineteen (19) years of age or older with government issued photo identification to attend concerts & events.  Those who have been trespassed and/or self-excluded from Casino Rama or any OLG property may not visit Casino Rama, participate in promotions and/or redeem offers.

    Operating since July 31, 1996, Casino Rama is Ontario's only First Nations commercial casino and has earned a reputation for presenting exclusive world-class sporting, entertainment & television events. The Casino offers a complete entertainment experience with over 2,500 slot machines, more than 110 gaming tables, 8 unique restaurants, a world-class 5,000 seat Entertainment Centre, and a 300-room all-suite, full-service hotel, featuring spa and health club facilities. Casino Rama is operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc.

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