Very interesting. First Coldplay announces an April 25 concert at KeyArena. And now Radiohead is coming on April 9 as a warmup to their mid-April headlining gig at Coachella Music Festival in California. It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of ‘90s arena rock—this is good news all around. It means that KeyArena bookers, in the thick of planning a spring/summer concert season to coincide with the 50th anniversary celebration of the Seattle World’s Fair, are getting the big national acts over Tacoma Dome.
And with Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and the Rolling Stones considering a North America tour this year—in addition to the Black Keys, who already have a Portland date on the calendar (UPDATED and now a local date!) —Seattle could be in for a very big spring. Here’s hoping.
Tickets ($70) to see Radiohead at KeyArena on April 9 go on sale this Saturday at 10am at ticketmaster.com.
KeyArena shows confirmed:
Blake Shelton, Mar 9
Lady Antebellum, Mar 20
Coldplay, April 25
UPDATED The Black Keys with Arctic Monkeys, May 8, tickets on sale Jan 20 at 10am
Roger Waters: The Wall Live, May 24
Neil Diamond, July 23