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Robert DeLong returns for Town Ballroom show

After a performance at Canalside opening for the Arkells over the summer and a slot on the 2014 Kerfuffle Before Christmas at the First Niagara Center, Los Angeles electronic artist Robert DeLong will scale things back for his first headlining gig in Buffalo at the Town Ballroom.

The one-man band has been a rising act in both alt-rock and EDM crowds since debuting in 2013, and since become a summer festival mainstay. His most recent album, “In the Cards,” dropped last month, and features the radio friendly single “Don’t Wait Up.”

Those looking to dress up for the spooky weekend have picked the right show. The musician encourages audience members to paint their faces. His own street team, known as the “tribe of orphans,” will be on hand to apply the proper facial wear to those in need.

Robert DeLong played the Kerfuffle Before Christmas in December 2014. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Robert DeLong played the Kerfuffle Before Christmas in December 2014. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

In an interview with “Life and Times," DeLong explained how the colorful addition to his live shows grew.

“My girlfriend started doing it randomly at some of the first shows I ever played. Some of our friends would do it before the show just for fun and everything was black, white and navy. The face paint glows under black lights. Once people saw other people with cool face paint on, it became something that they wanted to do too and it kind of just grew out of that. It’s kind of a cool thing. I find that if people have their face painted and they are dressed up for something, they’re a little bit more willing to dance to a song.”

Robert DeLong performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door (box office, Ticketfly.)

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