Check out the latest show announcements to get excited about in Central Oregon:
• Swamp rock, blues rock and sad clowns are all coming to the Tower Theatre.
A handful of new shows popped up on the historic theater’s schedule, starting with swamp-rock legends The Subdudes. The group, which is working on its first new album in a decade, will play the theater May 16. Tickets cost $17 to $37 plus a theater preservation fee and go on sale Friday.
Next up, Puddles Pity Party — the sad clown who wowed the audience with his powerful vocals on “America’s Got Talent” in 2017 — plays the theater June 2. Tickets cost $29.50, $34.50, $44.50 or $99.50 plus a theater preservation fee, and go on sale Friday.
The last two performers are no strangers to Bend. British blues giant John Mayall will return with Tommy Odetto on June 20; tickets cost $36, $47 or $56.50 plus a theater preservation fee and are on sale now. Finally, Austin, Texas, based band (and former Bendites) Reckless Kelly will perform Nov. 7; tickets cost $26.50, $31.50 or $36.50 plus a theater preservation fee and are on sale now.
Visit towertheatre.org or call 541-317-0700 for more information.
• The Claypool Lennon Delirium will perform at the Midtown Ballroom on June 29. The collaboration between Primus bassist and vocalist Les Claypool and singer-songwriter Sean Lennon, son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released its second album, “South of Reality,” in February. Tickets cost $27.50 plus fees in advance or $30 at the door, and go on sale Friday. Visit ticketweb.com for more information.