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The Hot Ticket: Your Guide to Events on Sale

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

Some call her music country noir. I just think it’s mesmerizing. And mesmerizing is the way to describe Neko Case’s live show, where the sultry chanteuse sings with passion and intensity. Her August 16 appearance at the 9:30 Club is sure to sell out. Tickets ($22) just went on sale today, so get them while they’re available.

Another band at the 9:30 Club worth seeing is Editors, a British group that churns out grand, sweeping music reminiscent of the best of ’90s-era Brit-pop. They’ll be in town September 4; tickets ($15) went on sale today.

I can’t believe that most of Aerosmith is still around, let alone touring extensively. But miracles never cease, and one of them is the energy level of lead singer Steve Tyler. For Aerosmith’s sure-to-be-rollicking show at Nissan Pavilion September 16, get your tickets when they go on sale tomorrow at 10 am. $31-131.

Two-day passes to the Virgin Festival on August 4 and 5 are still available for $175. It’s your chance to see big-name groups like the Police, the Beastie Boys, and Smashing Pumpkins.

The Meat Puppets, the influential rock act with a tumultuous past (jail time and heroin addictions), have reunited and are going on tour for the first time in more than a decade. They’ll be at the Black Cat September 9; tickets ($15) go on sale Friday, June 29, at 5 pm.

Tennis fans won’t want to miss on the annual Legg Mason Tennis Classic, which starts July 28 at DC’s Fitzgerald Tennis Center. Tickets ($10-$20) are on sale now.