J. Cole performs during his ‘Off-Season Tour’ at Capital One Arena on Oct 4, 2021. (Photo by Shedrick Pelt)
It’s the 4th quarter, you’re down by 2 and the game is on the line, who better to pass the ball to for the game winning shot other than Grammy award winning, label owner, and hip-hop Icon Jermaine Lamarr Cole aka J. Cole.
After a two year live performance hiatus Cole returns to Capital One Arena in Washington DC Monday (Oct 4th) for the 8th stop along his highly anticipated nationwide outing The Off-Season Tour. The tour features frequent collaborator 21 Savage, upcoming Dreamville artist Morray, and rising comedian/social media star Druski. No surprise that the 20,000+ capacity venue was filled to the rafters with anxious Cole stans chanting “Dreamville, Dreamville, Dreamville!” in-between each openers set. The stadium was on fire quite literally and figuratively.
Killing Joke performs at Capital One Arena on Nov. 25, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
Tool burned through DC recently to close the band’s Fear Inoculum Tour in spectacular fashion, and to our surprise the prog rockers brought along perhaps the best possible opening act — English post-punks Killing Joke.
The gothic quartet even shared a bow with Tool at the end of the stage. Given that this was quite a combination, Chris Smyth took some photos of Killing Joke performing at Capital One Arena to open Tool recently.
Tool performs at Capital One Arena on Nov. 25, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
For the band’s final performance of 2019, prog-metal icons Tool brought the Fear Inoculum Tour to Capitol One Arena recently. Known for putting on one of the best concert performances across all genres of music, Maynard James Keenan and company did not disappoint. A light- and laser-filled spectacle, a Tool show is a two-hour long sensory overload.
Tool (Photo by Travis Shinn)
Not long ago, frontman Maynard James Keenan reunited his progressive metal bandmates in Tool for a fifth album, titled Fear Inoculum, and now the quartet are conquering stadiums across the country. Tool performs at Capital One Arena in DC on Monday, Nov. 25.
5 Seconds of Summer frontman Luke Hemmings on stage at Capital One Arena, Oct. 15, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS), the power-pop band from Australia that Rolling Stone calls “the biggest new rock act in the world,” played to a packed Capital One Arena crowd recently as they opened for The Chainsmokers on their World War Joy Tour.
The Chainsmokers were on fire at Capital One Arena, Oct. 15, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Grammy Award-wining EDM-pop DJ duo The Chainsmokers put on a blazing hot show at DC’s Capital One Area recently with a stage performance accented with pyrotechnics and open flames. The performance was part of the duo’s 2019 World War Joy North American Tour.
Elton John (Photo by Ernst Vikne)
Interest in all things Elton John is soaring in 2019, thanks to the recent biopic Rocketman and the rock legend’s ongoing three-year farewell tour.
While it’s no secret that the former Reginald Dwight has lived an amazing musical life – overcoming personal challenges during his six decade-spanning career – you might be surprised to learn these five interesting details about Sir Elton.
John Mayer performs at Capital One Arena, July 23, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss/ aristrauss.com)
Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and guitarist John Mayer brought his much anticipated Summer Tour 2019 to DC recently, playing to a packed crowd in Chinatown’s Capital One Arena.
Three Days Grace performs at Capital One Arena on Feb. 21, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)
Canadian post-grunge band Three Days Grace opened Distrubed last week, and Paivi Salonen has the pictures to prove it.
Disturbed performs at Capital One Arena on Feb. 21, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)
Chicago hard rockers Disturbed played Capital One Arena recently on their Evolution World Tour, following the release of Evolution, the band’s seventh studio album. Paivi was there to capture the action!