Many of the stars who took home a giant gold sippy cup at this weekend's Grammys -- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Paul McCartney, Imagine Dragons -- already made their way to Washington on tours this summer and fall. And Daft Punk seems to have rebuffed all requests to tour in support of "Random Access Memories," but it's hard to really know what the Frenchmen are thinking under those helmets.
There are, however, a handful of additional new Grammy winners who will be D.C.-bound coming months. Who can you see?
Tickets to see the teenaged "Royals" singer at Echostage on March 7 are reported to have sold out in minutes when they went on sale last month. But for those who will pay any price on the aftermarket to see Lorde, who snagged prizes for song of the year and best pop solo performance, this will matter little. A tip: If you already have tickets, go early: Washington's own Matthew Hemerlein, now performing as Lo Fang, will open for the New Zealand singer.
Country music's woman to watch pulled down the awards for best country album for her insta-classic “Same Trailer Different Park” and best country song for “Merry Go 'Round.” And yet, if you want to see her, you'll have to buy tickets to the Lady Antebellum concert Feb. 21 at Patriot Center, where Musgraves is a mere opening act. Does this seem fair? Tickets are $59.50.
Justin's mediocre-album twofer last year netted the only polite response from the Grammy judges: They gave him awards for Best R&B Song for “Pusher Love Girl” and best music video, for “Suit and Tie” — the Grammy equivalents of an honorable mention. Nevermind the sour reviews of the new material, the singer remains an excellent entertainer, one who'll do a fine job singing to the rafters at Verizon Center on Feb. 24. The show is sold out, but keep an eye out for tickets to be released as the date approaches. Or simply get tickets to his July 14 appearance at the Baltimore Arena, which still has plenty of good seats available.
The singer snagged the prize for best pop vocal album for “Unorthodox Jukebox," and our critic's admiration when he brought his sold-out juggernaut of a tour through Verizon Center last summer. Expect him back July 11, when he'll play Bristow's Jiffy Lube Live. Tickets go on sale Feb. 3 through Live Nation.
Del McCoury Band
The bluegrass act picked up a Grammy this weekend for best bluegrass album, for “Streets of Baltimore.” Catch them March 7 at the Hamilton. Tickets are $43.50 in advance.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
This act, Grammy winners several times over, split the prize for best world music album with the Gipsy Kings on Sunday, a night before their first of two scheduled shows at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Monday's show was sold out, but you can get tickets now for a return appearance of the all-male a capella act Feb. 5 at the Vienna venue. Tickets are $42.
This post has been corrected to add Justin Timberlake's awards for best music video and best R&B song.