Around Town: Legacy New Wave/ Post-Punk Acts Performing Around DC Metro in 2022

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Your editor came to truly love music as an MTV Kid, riding the UK new wave acts that fueled the Gen X imagination with their pop hooks and colorful music videos.

The breadth of legacy new wave/ post-punk acts performing around the DC metro area in 2022 is unprecedented.

While Parklife DC won’t cover all of these shows, we are excited that these performers who started in the ’70s and ’80s are enjoying so much demand at present.

Our running list of new wave/ post-punk acts performing in the DMV with links to ticket sales (future) or review (past), where possible.

2/16 Mike Peters of The Alarm, Pearl Street Warehouse
3/9 Gang of Four, Black Cat (Review + Photos)
3/15 Gary Numan, Lincoln Theatre (Review + Photos)
3/26 Sparks, Lincoln Theatre (Review + Photos)
3/27 English Beat, The Birchmere
4/1 Vivien Goldman, Marx Cafe
4/2 Colin Hay, Lincoln Theatre (Review + Photos)
4/5 XTC’s Terry Chambers and Friends, City Winery
4/16 Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren, MGM National Harbor (Review + Photos)
4/26 OMD, Lincoln Theatre (Review + Photos)
5/22 Joe Jackson, Lincoln Theatre
6/9 They Might Be Giants, 9:30 Club (Sold Out)
6/10 They Might Be Giants, Lincoln Theatre (Sold Out)
6/19 Kraftwerk, The Anthem
6/19 Tears for Fears, Merriweather Post Pavilion
6/25 Midnight Oil, MGM National Harbor
7/3 China Crisis, City Winery
7/17 Psychedelic Furs with X, The Fillmore Silver Spring
7/19 Howard Jones and Midge Ure, 9:30 Club
8/18 Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe, Wolf Trap
8/21 Blondie and The Damned, The Anthem
8/23 Duran Duran, Merriweather Post Pavilion
8/25 Peter Hook and The Light, The Fillmore Silver Spring
9/1 Culture Club, Wolf Trap
9/2 Sting, Wolf Trap
9/3 Sting, Wolf Trap
9/4 Sting, Wolf Trap
9/9 Roxy Music, Capital One Arena
9/11 Crowded House, The Anthem
9/12 Bauhaus, The Anthem
9/14 Modern English, The Birchmere
9/17 Echo and The Bunnymen, Lincoln Theatre
9/21 New Order and The Pet Shop Boys, Merriweather Post Pavilion
9/25 Heaven 17, The Birchmere
10/1 The B-52s, The Anthem

Are we missing any new wave or post-punk acts founded in the ’70s or ’80s performing in the DC metro area this year? Let us know in the comments!

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