Yeasayer, John Oliver, and Britney Spears: Get Your Tickets

Find out when and where to get your tickets for some of the summer’s hottest concerts—plus don’t miss Kings of Leon, O.A.R., and former Beach Boy Brian Wilson

By: Mollie Reilly

Britney Spears is back, bringing her Femme Fatale tour to the Verizon Center on July 31. Spears will be joined by Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and Nervo. Get tickets ($29.50 and up) this Saturday from LiveNation.

Today you can start picking up tickets for a number of shows at the 9:30 Club, including Yeasayer(June 16),the Feelies (June 18),Black Country Communion (June 19), and Foster the People(June 22). All tickets ($15 to $49) are on sale at Ticketfly.

Rockville’s own O.A.R. returns to the area on August 13 for a performance at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. You can get tickets ($35 to $45) on Friday from Ticketfly.

Next Saturday is Asia After Dark: A Tribute to Japanese Art and Fahsion at the Freer Gallery, featuring guest DJ Steve Aoki. Tickets are on sale for $22 through the Smithsonian Web site.

John Oliver, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart’s resident Brit is returning to Washington on October 29, when he’ll perform his standup routine at the Warner Theatre. Tickets ($35) go on sale Friday through LiveNation.

Kings of Leon are back on tour this summer, and they just announced a stop at Jiffy Lube Live on August 9. They’ll be joined by Band of Horses. Tickets ($36.50 to $66.50) are on sale through LiveNation.

Tickets are now available for a number of upcoming shows at Wolf Trap. The diverse summer lineup includes ex-Beach Boy Brian Wilson, alt-country heroine Lucinda Williams, and tween favorite Miranda Cosgrove. Buy them through Wolf Trap’s Web site.

Jazz singer and instrumentalist Esperanza Spalding, who recently won the Grammy for best new artist (much to the chagrin of Justin Bieber fans), plays at Warner Theatre on October 16. Get tickets ($49.50) through LiveNation.

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