D’Angelo, Erykah Badu on the same bill, and other big D.C. shows on sale soon

With Bob Dylan, Wilco, Counting Crows, and Patty Griffin going on sale, it's a great week for Americana tickets. Then again, with Diana Ross, Erykah Badu and D'Angelo also going on sale, it's a great week for soul, too. Lil Wayne and Ke$ha make it a solid week for chart-topping pop star tickets, and straight-up rock-and-roll is doing alright with Robert Plant and ZZ Top. Check out these shows going on sale this week:

Wilco performs with Bob Dylan and My Morning Jacket at Merriweather Post Pavilion. (Mary Ellen Matthews)

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly for:

• Summer Spirit Festival with D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, Rare Essence, Black Alley and Hiatus Kaiyote, Aug. 3 at Merriweather Post Pavilion ($44-$125).
• Mad Decent Block Party with Major Lazer, Zed's Dead, SBTRKT (DJ Set), Griz, Skream, Lunice and Riff Raff, Aug. 2 at Merriweather Post Pavilion ($30-$75).
• Bob Dylan & His Band, Wilco and My Morning Jacket, July 23 at Merriweather Post Pavilion ($45.50, $60, $90).

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for:

• Pet Shop Boys, Sept. 19 at the Music Center at Strathmore ($55-$75).
• Lil Wayne, T.I. and 2 Chainz, Aug. 2 at Verizon Center ($55.75-$95.75).

Tickets go on sale Friday at noon through Ticketmaster for the following shows at the Birchmere:
• Jason Isbell and Widowspeak, July 1 ($25).
• Marc Cohn, June 9 ($45).
• Patty Griffin, June 2 & 3 ($55).
• Chris Isaak, July 15 ($89.50).
• Todd Rundgren, Aug. 5 ($45).
• Nick Lowe, Aug. 11 ($35).
• Steep Canyon Rangers, Sept. 6 ($29.50).
• The Creole Joe Band featuring Joe Sample and Ray Parker, Sept. 20 ($65).
• Jason Aldean, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett, Sept. 14 at Jiffy Lube Live ($29.75-$59.50).

Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Wolf Trap for:

• Counting Crows and the Wallflowers, June 25 ($35-$48).
• Harry Connick Jr, July 5 ($35-$65).
• Robert Plant Presents Sensational Space Shifters, July 22 ($35-$65).
• Brandi Carlile, the Lone Below, July 24 ($30-$40).
• OneRepublic, Mayer Hawthorne and Churchill, Aug. 5 ($30-$45).
• Ke$ha, Aug. 12 ($38-$48).
• Diana Ross, Aug. 14 ($30-$48).
• STS9, Umphrey's McGee, Sept. 1 ($35-$40).
• ZZ Top, Sept. 11 ($30-$45).



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Alex Baldinger · May 2, 2013