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Get tickets for Drake, Franz Ferdinand this week

Summer concert season is just getting started, but it's already time to get a jump on fall. Drake is bound for Verizon Center on Oct. 31, and Franz Ferdinand will perform at Strathmore on Oct. 17. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday.

Washington, D.C. - June 13th, 2010: Buzzing hip-hop artist Drake performs to a sold out crowd at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. He is currently touring behind his debut album, Thank Me Later. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) Freelance Photo imported to Merlin on Mon Jun 14 08:12:09 2010
Drake, arguably one of rap's biggest names, is headed to Verizon Center this fall. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson for The Washington Post)

As his inexplicably catchy  "Started From the Bottom" (warning: explicit lyrics)  continues to dominate the airwaves, Drake has announced a 41-city, rather-lazily named "Would You Like a Tour?" tour that will bring him D.C. for the second time in a little over a year. (A new album, dubbed "Nothing Was the Same," is also due out this year.)  Rising R&B singer Miguel -- who was last in Washington this spring with onetime Drake paramour Alicia Keys -- returns as the Canadian rapper's opener. Tickets for the D.C. show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Tickets will run $59.75 to $109.75.

Glaswegian art-rock foursome and one-time indie darlings Franz Ferdinand will release their fourth album (their first in four years),  "Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action," this summer and visit Bethesda's plush Strathmore a couple months later. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster and the 9:30 club. (A presale starts Thursday.) Tickets are $58.50.

Lavanya Ramanathan is a features reporter for Style.



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