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The Hot Ticket: Your Guide to Events on Sale

Here’s your Hot Ticket, our Thursday guide to concert and other event tickets going on sale in the days ahead. Read on for this week’s heads-ups.

For whatever reason, this week seems short on tickets going on sale. Shrug. That's just the way it rolls, sometimes. But one of the events that's going on sale is a doozy—it's the Virgin Festival, taking place August 4 and 5 at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. With huge acts on the lineup like a reunited Smashing Pumpkins, a reunited Police, and much more, do you really even need to buy any other tickets this week? The Virgin Festival general admission two day pass will run you $175, and goes on sale to the public this Saturday, May 5 at 10am. UPDATE: Duh. Of  course Bjork and the Killers are not playing the Virgin Festival—those slipped in from another bit I was working on (or a happy spot in my mind where all those bands were together in my backyard, perhaps?), and I apologize for the error. You can see the full lineup here.

One other ticket sale I noted—the Fiery Furnaces will be playing the Black Cat on Thursday, July 5, and tickets for that concert are on sale Friday, May 4. $15.