He’s widely credited with a central role in the punk and new wave explosions, and he’s kept an ever-growing, devoted fanbase with his steady live performance schedule and almost 20 studio albums.

The Farrelly brothers have helped to boost his profile, as well, through his roles in their films “Kingpin” and “There’s Something About Mary.”

These days, his concerts are a stripped-down affair: Richman usually plays acoustic guitar and sings, accompanied by Tommy Larkins on snare drum.

North American fans can catch him this year beginning May 25 in Tucson, Ariz., at Club Congress. His current itinerary runs for just over a month, wrapping up with three shows at Toronto’s Lula Lounge June 21-23.

West Coast singer/songwriter Jesse DeNatale will open all shows except Tucson.