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Eddie Izzard

Warner Theater Until May 19, 2019

British comedy royalty, Eddie's back for another round of Believe Me!

Eddie Izzard, Warner Theater, Washington
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A brand new tour! British comedian Eddie Izzard is often lauded as one of the most influential comics of the last 25 years. Now he returns Stateside five years after his last tour, Force Majeure, saw him...

Prices from: $50

Ludovico Einaudi

Kennedy Center Concert Hall May 31 - Jun 1, 2019

The ambient contemporary pianist is on tour

Ludovico Einaudi, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington

Enjoy an evening in the company of the Italian pianist and composer whose ambient and sparse compositions have graced many a movie soundtrack of recent years. His fusion of the classical genre with contemporary...

Prices from: $45

Laughter and joy from the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program!

Washington National Opera Domingo Cafritz Young Artist Program A Concert of Comic Masterpieces, Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington

The WNO's esteemed Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program come together for this special concert that delves into the wit and verve of the repertoire. Expect an evening of love and laughter with works including...

Prices from: $50

Washington National Opera - Tosca

Kennedy Center Opera House Until May 25, 2019

Puccini's gripping masterpiece returns!

Washington National Opera Tosca, Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington

The 2018/19 season hails a return for Puccini's searing masterpiece. Consistently a sought-after work in any company's repertoire, Tosca is a thrilling tale that transports us to Rome in 1800 where society...

Prices from: $90

Into The Woods

Fords Theater Until May 22, 2019

Sondheim's masterpiece ensemble musical

Into The Woods, Fords Theater, Washington

All of popular culture's most beloved fairytale characters are brought together in this dark twisted fantasy from James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. Debuting on Broadway in 1987, this Tony Award-winning...

Prices from: $95

Capitol Steps

Ronald Reagan Building And International Trade Center Until Jun 27, 2019

Putting the MOCK into democracy since 1981!

Capitol Steps, Ronald Reagan Building And International Trade Center, Washington

Another audience favorite, Capitol Steps is a troupe of current and former Congressional staffers who perform a political musical satire and keep you laughing about events and personalities on Capitol...

Prices from: $50

National Symphony Orchestra - Unexpected Italy

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Until Jun 2, 2019

Revel in the historic melodies and high theatricality of Rossini's Stabat Mater

National Symphony Orchestra Unexpected Italy, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington

The National Symphony Orchestra celebrate Italy and its great musical heritage during Unexpected Italy, a program featuring works by Liszt and Rossini. The evening kicks off with former's Dante Symphony...

Prices from: $60

Yann Tiersen

Lincoln Theater May 24 - 25, 2019

The celebrated french composer brings his new album All to US shores

Yann Tiersen, Lincoln Theater, Washington

Perhaps best known as the composer of wistful French cinema gem Amelie, Yann Tiersen's work spans an impressive breadth of film soundtracks, collaborations and solo studio albums. Active since 1995, the...

Prices from: $60

Bob Seger

Jiffy Lube Live May 25, 2019

The last time to see one of rock's most famed performers!

Bob Seger, Jiffy Lube Live, Washington

Music legend Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band have been churning out classic-rock hits like 'Against the Wind,' 'Like a Rock,' and 'Turn the Page' since the 70s and is one of rock's most famed performers,...

Prices from: $70

The 1975

The Anthem May 21, 2019

The British indie four piece return to tour the USA

The 1975, The Anthem, Washington

The 1975 are back and better than ever for 2019 with their third album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships and a brand new tour! The indie four-piece encapsulate all the joy, heartbreak and hate...

Prices from: $340

David Gray

The Anthem May 30, 2019

A household name since his phenomenal 1998 'White Ladder' album!

David Gray, The Anthem, Washington
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Gray has been a mainstay of the music world since his 1998 album White Ladder slowly crept into everyone's consciousness. It contained the hit singles 'Babylon', This Year's Love', and 'Sail Away', and...

Prices from: $95

Passion Pit

The Anthem May 25 - 26, 2019

Passion Pit hit the road in celebration of their debut albums tenth anniversary!

Passion Pit, The Anthem, Washington

The American indietronica band Passion Pit is hitting the road, in celebration of their debut album, Manners, which turns 10 this year. The band are taking their special tenth anniversary tour across North...

Prices from: $65

American Football

Black Cat May 23 - 24, 2019

American Football are back on tour!

American Football, Black Cat, Washington

Indie Rock outfit American Football head out on tour this summer as they present their brand new, and third self-titled album. Having previously disbanded in 2000 the four-piece reunited in 2014, and haven't...

Prices from: $45

Chromeo

Lincoln Theater Until May 20, 2019

Electro-funk Chromeo find themselves grounded in present pop and take it on the road!

Chromeo, Lincoln Theater, Washington

Electro-funk duo Chromeo formed in Montreal in the early 21st century, a project of former hip hop producers Dave One and Pee Thug (news flash: not their given names!). Dave handled guitars and vocals;...

Prices from: $20

Sammy Hagar

Wolf Trap May 31 - Jun 1, 2019

Sammy Hagar and The Circle hit the road with Space Between

Sammy Hagar, Wolf Trap, Washington

The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, is here to make 2019 loud with his supergroup The Circle. After years of playing Hagar's back catalogue of hits (including tunes from Van Halen and Montrose as well as his...

Prices from: $65

Steve Earle

Birchmere Music Hall May 20, 2019

The bluesy rock and country legend is back on tour

Steve Earle, Birchmere Music Hall, Washington

The three-time Grammy Award winning rock, country and folk singer-songwriter is once again hitting the road again! Having written songs for the likes of Johnny Cash, Travis Tritt and Emmylou Harris, he...

Prices from: $105

Pod Save America

The Anthem Until May 20, 2019

The political podcast goes on the road

Pod Save America, The Anthem, Washington

The country's pre-eminent left-leaning political podcast, Pod Save America began in early 2017. The hosts are all former members of the Obama administration, who pick apart the policy decisions and latest...

Prices from: $55

The Avett Brothers

Wolf Trap May 23 - 25, 2019

Infectious American folk-rock

The Avett Brothers, Wolf Trap, Washington

The Avett Brothers are a non-traditional bluegrass band that originated in Concord, North Carolina. The two brothers, Seth and Scott, formed the group after the breakup of the former rock band, Nemo, adding...

Prices from: $40

The Joe Budden Podcast

Warner Theater May 30 - 31, 2019

Joe Budden hits the road with his mega podcast.

The Joe Budden Podcast, Warner Theater, Washington

Former rapper Joe Budden has always been known as one to voice his opinions. It makes perfect sense then that the hip-hop hothead has turned his voice to the podcasting world. What started out as a relatively...

Prices from: $80

Apocalyptica

Lincoln Theater May 28 - 29, 2019

Heavy metal meets classical music, Apocalyptica celebrate over 20 years together!

Apocalyptica, Lincoln Theater, Washington

It's been over 20 years since Apocalyptica first put forth their unholy alliance of metal and classical music in the form of debut album Plays Metallica by Four Cellos. The Finnish cello metal band formed...

Prices from: $70

Chromatics

9:30 Club May 22 - 23, 2019

Chromatics Present The Double Exposure Tour

Chromatics, 930 Club, Washington

Chromatics fans have been highly anticipating the release of album 'Dear Tommy' since 2014. The project was said to have been created and then destroyed by bandmate Jewel in a near death experience before...

Prices from: $60

National Symphony Orchestra Pops - Michael Bolton

Kennedy Center Concert Hall May 21 - 22, 2019

Michael Bolton performs his hits with the National Symphony Orchestra for one night only

National Symphony Orchestra Pops Michael Bolton, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington

Swoon! Perennial flaxen-haired heartthrob Michael Bolton is joining special guest conductor Stuart Chafetz (renowned Principal Pops Conductor of the Columbus Symphony) and the National Symphony Orchestra...

Prices from: $30

The Japanese House

Black Cat May 25 - 26, 2019

British singer songwriter Amber Bain AKA The Japanese House tours her debut album

The Japanese House, Black Cat, Washington

Following a raft of critically acclaimed EP releases, including a bold debut in Pools To Bathe In, The Japanese House AKA London-based indie singer songwriter Amber Bain hits North American shores to promote...

Prices from: $40

Betty Who

9:30 Club May 28 - 30, 2019

Betty Who Brings her Brilliant Popsynth Tour to Town!

Betty Who, 930 Club, Washington

Australian born singer-songwriter Betty Who is classically trained, but when she started attending the Berklee College of Music for cello, her focus began to lean towards writing songs. It was whilst she...

Prices from: $25

Shear Madness

Kennedy Center Theater Lab Until Sep 29, 2019

Going strong for three decades

Shear Madness, Kennedy Center Theater Lab, Washington
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An American theatre institution, Shear Madness is the longest running non-musical show in American history. It's been running in Boston at the Charles Playhouse for over 30 years, and has enjoyed hugely...

Prices from: $80

Betty Who - Tour

9:30 Club May 28 - 30, 2019

The Synthpop Fix You've Been Looking For

Betty Who Tour, 930 Club, Washington

J.B. Smoove

Warner Theater May 31 - Jun 1, 2019

J.B. Smoove returns to the stage with his comedic talent!

JB Smoove, Warner Theater, Washington

Prices from: $20

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The Distillers

9:30 Club May 31 - Jun 1, 2019

Brody Dalle's powerful sneer and incisive lyrics, backed by one of the tightest bands instrumentally who managed to cut their crushing heaviness with an unassailable eye for melody and hooks, ascended quickly in the pantheon of punk

The Distillers, 930 Club, Washington

Prices from: $60

SOLD OUT

The Machine

The Hamilton May 25 - 26, 2019

America's premier Pink Floyd experience!

The Machine, The Hamilton, Washington

In Gratitude: A Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire

City Winery - Washington DC May 28, 2019

Prices from: $90

Stephane Wrembel

City Winery - Washington DC May 29, 2019

Prices from: $45

Marcus Johnson

City Winery - Washington DC May 30, 2019

Prices from: $105

Jubilee

Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage May 22, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Prices from: $195

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