They certainly aren’t a Celtic band, but the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be coming to Seattle for a St. Patrick’s Day concert at KeyArena. Less than a week later, pop singer Ariana Grande will come to the arena.
The Chili Peppers announced Monday the first three legs of their 2017 North American tour, supporting the band’s 11th studio album. “The Getaway” has reached No. 1. worldwide.
The 24-date tour will begin Jan. 5 in San Antonio, Texas. Other Northwest tour stops include Portland on March 15 and Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 18.
The band — featuring founding members singer Anthony Kiedis and, bassist Flea, as well as drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer — has sold more than 60 million albums. They have won six Grammy Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Five of their albums have gone multiplatinum in sales.
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Opening the 8 p.m. March 17 concert will be Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.
Also on Monday, Grande announced she would perform March 23 at KeyArena as part of The Dangerous Woman tour. The 36-date tour will start Feb. 2 in Phoenix. She also will perform March 24 in Vancouver, B.C.
The tour is in support of her latest album, “Dangerous Woman,” released this year. The title track debuted in the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100. With that, Grande became the first artist to debut on the chart with the lead single from her first three albums, according to the concert announcement.
Tickets for the Chili Peppers will be $49-$99, and public ticket sales will begin at 10 a.m. Friday. Every ticket purchased includes a choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of “The Getaway.”
Tickets for Grande’s performance will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. They will be $25.95-$194.95.
Jeffrey P. Mayor: 253-597-8640