The Anthem Is Reopening This Friday And Upcoming Lineups Have Been Announced

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The Anthem Is Reopening This Friday And Upcoming Lineups Have Been Announced

DC born and raised Dave Chappelle is kicking off the reopening this Friday!

As life starts to feel like it used to, the reopening of one of DC’s most iconic music venues is a confirmation that life as we knew it is starting back up again! To celebrate its reopening, comedian Dave Chappelle was invited to reintroduce the venue to Washingtonians. No specifics were given about his show except for attendees will be forbidden to use cellphones, cameras, or recording devices. They will have to put all phones and smartwatches in pouches that they keep with them but won’t be able to unlock until the end of the show.

The Anthem has already announced shows for 2022 as COVID restrictions were announced to be loosening. However, the CDC recently announced that they recommend people to wear face masks indoors even if fully vaccinated, particularly in areas where the virus is surging. Perhaps these recent announcements might cause the rescheduling of these shows, so attendees will have to keep an eye out.

For now, the schedule is as follows:


  • July 30: Dave Chappelle
  • August 7: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
  • August 15: Jason Mraz – Look For The Good Live! Summer Tour 2021 featuring Southern Avenue
  • August 17: Modest Mouse featuring The Districts
  • August 28: Lil Durk
  • September 8: Kesha with special guest Betty Who
  • September 11: King Crimson featuring The Zappa Band
  • September 21: Live Nation Presents… Juanes – Origen Tour 2021
  • September 24: Bleachers featuring Claud
  • September 26: Flogging Molly and Violent Femmes featuring Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, THICK
  • September 28: Rufus Wainwright & José González
  • September 29: Rebelution: Good Vibes Summer Tour 2021 featuring Steel Pulse, Kabaka Pyramid, Keznamdi, DJ Mackle
  • October 1: Trey Anastasio Band
  • October 4: Jungle
  • October 6: Rodrigo y Gabriela – By Request
  • October 8: Mt. Joy & Trampled By Turtles – Fall Tour 2021
  • October 9: LANY: gg bb xx tour featuring keshi
  • October 10: NEEDTOBREATHE – Into The Mystery Tour featuring SWITCHFOOT, The New Respects
  • October 11: An Evening With Dead Can Dance
  • October 12: James Blake – Friends That Break Your Heart Tour
  • October 14: Future Islands featuring A Place To Bury Strangers
  • October 15: Porter Robinson featuring Jai Wolf
  • October 16: U Street Music Hall Presents… Marc Rebillet – Third Dose Tour 2021
  • October 19: Porter Robinson featuring Jai Wolf
  • October 26: Phoebe Bridgers
  • October 29: All Good Presents…Pigeons Playing Ping Pong featuring SunSquabi
  • October 30: Katie Couric: ”Going There” Live
  • November 7: Collective Soul featuring Better Than Ezra, Tonic
  • November 11: Sylvan Esso featuring Lido Pimienta
  • November 13: All Good Presents…Billy Strings
  • November 16: The Flaming Lips – American Head American Tour featuring Particle Kid
  • November 17: Purity Ring featuring Dawn Richard
  • November 19: Live Nation presents… Brothers Osborne: We’re Not For Everyone Tour featuring Travis Denning, Tenille Townes
  • November 30: CHVRCHES featuring Donna Missal
  • December 03: Caamp
  • December 10 and 11: Eric Church: The Gather Again Tour
  • January 28: Last Podcast on the Left: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Tour
  • February 2: The War On Drugs
  • February 3: Erasure – The Neon Tour, Bag Raiders
  • February 10: Louis Tomlinson World Tour
  • February  17: Die Antwoord – House Of Zef North American Tour
  • February 24: Marina: Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land Tour


[Featured image: @theanthemdc / Instagram]

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