Catch famed comic Lewis Black’s farewell tour. Among new shows added in Modesto region

You can catch one of the final shows performed by acerbic comic Lewis Black at the Gallo Center for the Arts, among other shows added to this season’s lineup.

A Christmas show by Stockton native Chris Isaak also has been picked up at the downtown Modesto venue, along with a spring performance by Kool & the Gang.

Turlock Community Theatre also has added shows to its season, including classic rock singer Melissa Etheridge.

Black, known for his rants about life’s absurdities, recently announced he’ll retire from stand-up comedy after next year.

His “Goodbye Yeller Brick Road” tour will pull into the Gallo Center in January.

Here’s a look at shows added to the region’s two venues to date:

At the Gallo Center

Crooner Chris Isaak’s “It’s Almost Christmas” tour: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19. $69-$109, limited tickets remain available.

Comedian Lewis Black: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. $39-$79.

Fado singers Marta Pereira da Costa & Duarte: 7 p.m. March 23. $39-$69.

Jazz singer Veronica Swift: 7:30 p.m. April 20. $39-$79.

Classic R&B band Kool & the Gang: 7:30 p.m. May 21. $89-$149.

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At Turlock Community Theatre

Country singer Aaron Lewis: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13. $79.

Soul groups Thee Sinseers and The Altons: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27. $29-$59.

Singer Melssa Etheridge’s “I’m Not Broken” tour: 7:30 p.m. March 27. $59-$109.

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Lewis Black brings his farewell tour to the Gallo Center for the Arts.
Lewis Black brings his farewell tour to the Gallo Center for the Arts.