It’s been an exciting week for live music fans in the Washington, DC area.
Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Pharrell and dozens of other artists are coming to the district for shows this summer and fall. All three have just announced major shows.
Lil Nas X is about to headline his first tour, Long Live Montero. The “MONTERO” singer will stop by The Anthem on September 25, 2022.
Pharrell announced that Something in the Water is coming to DC. The festival originated in Pharrell’s hometown of Virginia Beach, but this year it will take over Independence Avenue near the National Mall on the weekend of June 19.
The festival’s eclectic lineup includes Pharrell, Chloe X Halle, Calvin Harris, Dave Matthews Band, Dominic Fike, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, Run the Jewels, TI and Usher. Go-go musicians Backyard Band, Rare Essence and Sound of the City will also perform.
Lizzo announced a new album, “Special,” this week and a tour to go along with it. Capital One Arena will surely be packed with Lizzo fans on September 27th.
Start saving because there are plenty of great gigs headed to the nation’s capital.
Here’s a look at some major shows that have recently been announced:
All Things Go Festival: October 1 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion (Colombia, Maryland)
Lorde, Mitski and Bleachers headline this one-day festival in Maryland. Tickets are already on sale. https://twitter.com/MerriweatherPP/status/1513517883355189266
The B52s will stop at The Anthem on their farewell tour.
Journey: Capital One Arena May 9
The “Don’t Stop Believin'” legends have a longtime date at Capital One Arena, but have just announced their first album in over a decade. “Freedom” is due out July 8, reports Rolling Stone.
Karol G: Capital One Arena on September 14
Colombian singer Karol G returns to the United States with the “$trip Love” tour.
Country band Lady A will debut The Anthem on a special tour focused on intimate venues. It’s called “The Request Line Tour” because they let the fans choose the setlist.
Lady Gaga: Nationals Park August 8
The ‘Chromatica Ball’ tour finally takes place after pandemic delays.