Are you a music fan? Birthplace of hard rock and grunge, Seattle is home to exciting live music venues hosting concerts of different genres – from heavy metal and rock to pop, jazz, Soul and R&B! Benefiting from a lively jazz scene, Seattle is also known as a breeding nest for rock artists and a hot spot for international tours.
At the same time, the several times Grammy nominated Seattle Symphony performs classical music concerts in the imposing Benaroya Hall, while the Seattle Chamber Music Society enchants its very selective audience with traditional as well as modern performances.
|Top Headliners||Monthly Schedule|
Seattle Concerts: Top Headliners
Wondering which are the top upcoming live music events in Seattle? This is the best place to learn about the hottest Seattle concerts and make sure you have your tickets booked well in advance.
|The Weeknd||Chris Brown||New Kids on The Block||Queen & Adam Lambert|
|Shawn Mendes||J. Cole||Neil Diamond||Metallica|
|Dropkick Murpheys & Rancid||Tom Petty||Hanson||Depeche Mode|
Date:April 26, 7:30 PMBuy Tickets
Hot on the heels his massively successful third album Starboy, Canadian singer and songwriter The Weeknd will be setting out on the ‘Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour’ in 2017, with a performance at the Key Arena in Seattle set for April 26, 2017.
Starboy, released on November 25, 2016, was a big hit with fans and critics alike, spawning a number of hit singles such as ‘Starboy’, ‘I Feel it Coming’, and ‘Party Monster’.
Chris Brown, 50 Cent, OT Genasis & Fabolous
Venue: Key Arena
Date:May 11, 7:30 PMBuy Tickets
Chris Brown is set to embark on his first tour of North America in two years with the recently announced ‘The Party’ tour. Beginning on March 31, the tour hits the Key Arena in Seattle on May 11.
Brown will be bringing along a star-studded line-up for the tour, including 50 Cent, Fabolous, O.T. Genesis, and Kap G. The tour will act as prelude to the singer’s upcoming album release ‘Heartbreak on a Full Moon’, which is slated for a summer release.
With countless smash hit singles and a collection of hugely successful albums already under his belt, Brown has no shortage of classic anthems and singalongs (and incredible dance routines) that will guarantee a fun-filled evening of entertainment for his fans.
New Kids on The Block, Paula Abdul & Boyz II Men
Date:June 7, 7:30 PMBuy Tickets
New Kids on the Block will be coming to Seattle on June 7, 2017 as part of their worldwide tour alongside Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul in what looks to be one of most star-studded tours of the year.
It should be a night of unrivalled pop entertainment, with New Kids on the Block being one of the biggest boy bands of the 80s and 90s being joined by another pop legend in Paula Abdul – who will be touring for the first time in 25 years no less!
Queen & Adam Lambert
Date: July 1, 8:00 PMBuy Tickets
Queen & Adam Lambert is the second collaboration between the remaining active members of British rock greats Queen (Brian May and Roger Taylor) and American singer Adam Lambert, with the group set to perform a massive 25-date North American beginning on June 23.
The group has conducted various tours in recent years, performing countless hit singles from Queen’s legendary catalogue. Performing live at the Key Arena in Seattle on July 1, Queen & Adam Lambert will bring their incredible energy to the stage as they ring out classic Queen tracks.
Date: July 9, 7:30 PMBuy Tickets
Teenage heartthrob Shawn Mendes is making his way to Seattle in the summer of 2017, with the Canadian singer performing live at the Key Arena on July 9.
After finding early fame by performing short covers of his favourite songs online, Mendes would go on to secure a record deal in 2014. He has since made two releases, with ‘Handwritten’ first released in 2015, followed by this years ‘Illuminate’.
Both records have become massive hits both commercial and critically, producing hit singles such as ‘Stiches’, ‘Mercy’, ‘Life of the Party’ and ‘Treat You Better’. The Illuminate World Tour will be the first ever area tour headlined by the young singer, so it will likely be one to remember!
Date: July 17, 8:00PMBuy Tickets
Rap star J. Cole has become widely regarded as one of the next big stars of hip-hop. The talented rapper recently enjoyed the release of the fourth studio album, with 2016s ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ becoming his fourth consecutive number one record.
To promote the massively successful record, J. Cole will undergo the ‘4 Your Eyez Only Tour’ throughout 2017, with a performance at the KeyArena, Seattle slated for July 17.
Date: July 26, 8:00 PMBuy Tickets
To celebrate his remarkable career spanning five decades, Neil Diamond will be embarking on a special 50th anniversary tour in 2017. Performing at the Key Arena on July 26, 2017, this is a concert from a music legend that will not want to be missed!
The Grammy-award winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member is one of the most successful musicians of all time and will be performing songs from throughout his iconic career. Neil Diamond could fill a set-list with his greatest hits and still have room for more, which is testament to his ever-lasting success.
Venue: CenturyLink Field
Date: August 9. 6:00 PMBuy Tickets
Heavy metal royalty Metallica made a triumphant return with 2016’s ‘Hardwired…to Self-Destruct’, earning the plaudits of fans and critics alike for their first studio album in eight years.
To mark the success of the number one album, Metallica are embarking on ‘WorldWire’ tour, with the North American leg set for summer 2017. The band will be performing at the iconic CenturyLink Field in Seattle on August 9, being supported by none other than Avenged Sevenfold!
Dropkick Murpheys & Rancid
Date:August 16, 6:30PMBuy Tickets
Rancid and Dropkick Murpheys were some of the most influential punk rock bands to emerge from the 1990s and 2000s, helping to popularise a genre that had been long-forgotten by the mainstream.
To celebrate their contribution to the punk rock genre, both bands are co-headlining the ‘From Boston to Berkley Tour’. This includes a concert at the WAMU Theatre at Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Venue: Safeco Field
Date:August 19, 7:00 PMBuy Tickets
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a massive North American tour, which will conclude on August 19 at Safeco Field, Seattle.
As pioneers of the heartland rock scene that arose during the late 1970s and 1980s, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers continue to delight fans around the world with their collection of hit singles such as ‘American Girl’, ‘The Waiting’, ‘Breakdown’, and ‘Refugee’.
The band has performed countless tours in their 40-year run, although this special anniversary tour looks set to be one of their finest yet. Expect an incredible atmosphere and a massive, raucous crowd inside of the spectacular Safeco Field.
Venue: CenturyLink Field
Date: September 23, 2:00 PMBuy Tickets
The ‘A Head Full of Dreams Tour’ is massive tour currently underway by British rock group Coldplay, marking the band’s return to large-scale venues including stadiums and arenas. As a result, each show offers an incredible experience performed by one of the most popular bands around.
Seattle’s breath-taking CenturyLink Field will be hosting Coldplay on September 23, 2017 in what promises to be one of the most memorable concerts held in the city in recent years.
Coldplay have gained the reputation of one of the most exciting live bands preforming today, with large set-lists featuring both classic and new songs, as well as plenty of brilliant covers and fan-requests.
A Head Full of Dreams, the seventh studio album from the popular four-piece, was released in 2015 to positive reviews and sales. Expect to hear hit singles such as ‘Hymn for the Weekend’ and ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’ along with the all the favourite songs from their previous works.
Venue:The Neptune Theatre
Date:October 17, 8:00 PMBuy Tickets
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the debut of pop group Hanson. The trio of brothers may have rose to fame with the release of their debut record ‘Middle of Nowhere’ in 1997, but the band made their debut all the way back in 1992!
Now, to celebrate this monumental anniversary, the band are embarking on a massive worldwide tour that includes a stop to Seattle on October 17. Hanson will be playing a show at the fantastic Neptune venue in Seattle, and it’s going to be an unmissable night for long-time fans.
Date:October 21, 7:30 PM
Despite their almost 40-year-long career, Depeche Mode remain a must-see for fans of electronic music. The British-trio helped to pioneer the genre after carving out reputation for their incredible live shows, which remain as great as ever all these years later.
Having just released their fourteenth studio album ‘Spirit’ in March, Depeche Mode are now embarking on a massive global tour that includes a visit to Seattle’s Key Arena on October 21.
Concert-goers can expect a vibrant live performance from one of the best electronic bands of all time that has not shortage of classic hits from their back catalogue that will make for a fun-filled night of singing and dancing.