Incoming: John Mayer, Cake, Asia, Scorpions, Slightly Stoopid

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"I called my penis what? Why would I tell that to a reporter?"

​Up on the Sun contributor/club guru Benjamin Leatherman couldn't have said it better in regards to this week's announcements "Shit week for announcements."

There is hope, however, in this meager group. That hope rests on the strong comedy lineup for The Valley, including the likes of D.L. Hughley, Jim Gaffigan, Jim Breuer, Kevin Nealon and Harland Williams.

John Mayer leads the way for musicians. Unfortunately, Mayer has asked that little bastard Adam Young of Owl City fame to open for him, making for the second time in five months Young has played Phoenix/Tempe. '80s rock stalwarts Asia and Scorpions (what, Whitesnake was busy?) fill an interesting bill. 

The week's best announcement has to be the Secret Garden Rendezvous Grown & Sexy Tour. Now, if the name doesn't have you chomping at the bit, then the lineup sure will: Bobby Brown, Christopher Williams & Al B. Sure. That's right, Al B. Sure, of "Nite & Day" fame, will be in Phoenix come May 14. Run, don't walk, to get your tickets.

The rest of this week's announcements:

Asia: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m., $35-$50. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N.
32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.

Jim Breuer: Thursday, May 13, 8 p.m.; Friday, May 14, 8 & 10 p.m.;
Saturday, May 15, 8 & 10 p.m., $22-$25. Tempe Improv Comedy Club &
Dinner Theatre, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

Enrique Bunbury: Sunday, June 6, 9:30 p.m., $40-$85. Celebrity Theatre,
440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.

Cake: Friday, June 18, 7:30 p.m., $40. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill
Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

Far: Monday, May 24, 7:30 p.m., $15. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School
Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Vicente Fernandez: With Edith Marquez, Sunday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.,
$44.75-$170.25. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix,
602-379-2000.

G.B.H.: Wednesday, June 16, 7 p.m., $15-$17. Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320
E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.

Jim Gaffigan: Saturday, Nov. 27, 8 p.m., $34.75-$44.75. Dodge Theatre,
400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.

D.L. Hughley: Thursday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 19, 8 & 10 p.m.;
Saturday, Nov. 20, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m., $27. Tempe
Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe,
480-921-9877.

John Mayer: With Owl City (ugh) Wednesday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m., $36-$69.50. Cricket Wireless
Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200.

Kevin Nealon: Friday, Sept. 24, 8 & 10 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 25, 8 & 10
p.m., $25. Tempe Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, 930 E. University
Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: With Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of
God, Five Finger Death Punch, & more., Friday, July 16, 2:15 p.m.
Cricket Wireless Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200.

Scorpions: With Tesla, Tuesday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., $29-$89. Dodge
Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.

Secret Garden Rendezvous Grown & Sexy Tour: With Bobby Brown, Al B.
Sure, & Christopher Williams, Friday, May 14, 8 p.m., $63-$85. Celebrity
Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.

Slightly Stoopid: With The Expendables., Saturday, June 26, 8 p.m.,
$27.50-$30. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.

Harland Williams: Friday, Oct. 22, 8 & 10 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 23, 8 &
10 p.m., $20. Tempe Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, 930 E.
University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.


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