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After taking a seven-year hiatus from music, the now-proven movie star and superb Saturday Night Live host came charging back in a big way in 2013, with not one but two albums in his The 20/20 Experience. Yes, it's true both sets were a bit half-baked, and more evidence he's not as inspired and driven by music as he ... [Read]

Cher Plans to 'Kill' It at Verizon Center Next Year

By Doug Rule
October 3, 2013 6:24 PM |
The incomparable Cher has announced her “I’m Not Dead Yet Tour” -- oops, I mean the “Dressed to Kill Tour.” Which comes after her “Farewell Tour” and its offshoot, the “Never Can Say Goodbye Tour.” Obviously, she meant the latter: The 67-year-old is hooked on performing. This summer she put on a dazzling show at New York Pride’s Dance on the ... [Read]

This is shaping up to be the biggest week yet for Justin Timberlake, whose turn as a Hollywood leading man comes Friday, Oct. 4, with Brad Furman’s drama Runner Runner. But the former N’Sync’er was a pop star first, and though he took a seven-year hiatus from music, in 2013 he’s come charging back in a big way, with not ... [Read]

Elton John: 'The Bitch' Is Coming Back to Verizon

By Doug Rule
September 19, 2013 4:42 PM |
The gay piano man Elton John will perform “All The Hits” on his first stop at the Verizon Center in eight years, in support of his upcoming new album The Diving Board, produced by T Bone Burnett and featuring songs written by John and -- duh! -- his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin. A first listen to the new set, ... [Read]

One Direction, the British boy band -- and not the California pop group, suing Simon Cowell and co. for stealing their already established name -- tours in support of its totally unjustified overnight success. There's just no accounting for taste, no matter how beautiful a particular fan may be. Tickets on sale Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m. for June ... [Read]

Radiohead is coming to D.C.'s Verizon Center on Sunday, June 3. The ongoing world tour is in support of their new album, The King of Limbs. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m. at and at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Verizon Center box office or by phone at 800-745-3000. Additional ticket information: Tickets $69.50 ... [Read]

Coldplay tickets on sale tomorrow

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 16, 2011 8:11 AM |
"Every teardrop is a waterfall," Chris Martin sings on the first hit from the weirdly named Mylo Xyloto. And if you're a Coldplay fan, you just might cry a waterfall if you don't jump on getting tickets this weekend for next summer's show at Verizon Center. Seriously, tickets are likely to sell out quickly, so don't delay the clocks. Tickets ... [Read]

Win tickets to Britney Spears!

Posted by Randy Shulman
May 9, 2011 9:45 AM |
Britney Spears is coming to the Verizon Center this summer and we have a pair of tickets to give away! Fill out the form below. And visit our win page to see all the other contests currently on offer! var host = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://secure." : "http://");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + host + "' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); var z7q8z9 = new WufooForm(); ... [Read]

Tour dates for Britney Spears's North American Summer tour have been announced, and they include a Washington, D.C. date -- July 31 at the Verizon Center. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. Complete ticket and tour information is available at or at Britney's seventh studio album, Femme Fatale, drops today. ... [Read]

LiveNation just announced that Sade is coming to the Verizon Center, Wednesday, June 22. She'll be appearing with special guest John Legend. Writing about her latest release a year ago in the magazine, Metro Weekly critic Doug Rule noted, Soldier of Love is altogether a stunning collection. ... Her husky alto is still a smooth operator, gently gliding over her ... [Read]

Linkin Park

Posted by Randy Shulman
February 8, 2011 8:32 AM |
Linkin Park, the tuneful nu-metal/rap rock band, stops in D.C. on its world tour supporting last year's A Thousand Suns, a middling concept album about war, nuclear war in particular. Is it 1988 again already? Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. Tickets are $42.50 to $72.50. Call 202-628-3200 or visit ... [Read]

Usher at the Verizon Center

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 17, 2010 8:24 AM |
One of the best dancer/singer dynamos performing today, R&B/pop sensation Usher Raymond IV is sure to have the whole crowd moving and grooving and sweating to hits, including his latest, "DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again" and "OMG" -- the stuttering, staccato wonder that gives his latest tour its name. There are so many ways to love it. Tonight, ... [Read]

MIchael Buble at Verizon Center

Posted by Randy Shulman
November 29, 2010 10:30 PM |
Canadian jazz-pop singer Michael Buble continues to win over fans with his easy-to-please music and charming personality, even widely acknowledging his sizable gay fan base, most recently while accepting an American Music Award. If you haven't met him yet, well, to paraphrase his two most recent hits, you just may find he has what it takes. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at ... [Read]