A little wave of pop mysticism will wash into KeyArena this weekend.
Stevie Nicks, the famed singer known for her witchy presence, will headline the venue on her current stadium tour. She’ll be joined by another heavier hitting group, The Pretenders.
Nicks became a household name thanks to her time in Fleetwood Mac, singing lead on many of that band’s biggest hits, including “Rhiannon,” “Dreams” and “Landslide.”
She also enjoyed plenty of success as a solo artist. She’s touring now in part to celebrate the 35th anniversary of one of her biggest solo albums, “Bella Donna,” which featured hits like “Leather and Lace,” “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” and “Edge of Seventeen.”
The Pretenders hit it big about 35 years ago, as well. The Pretenders’ self-titled debut saw release in 1980 and, thanks in large part to the vocals and songwriting of Chrissie Hynde, helped establish them as one of the era’s most durable rock bands.
Their hits include “I’ll Stand By You,” “Don’t Get Me Wrong” and “Brass in Pocket.”
Tickets are $35 to $420 at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Speaking of the 1980s, Bret Michaels is coming to Kent, headlining the ShoWare Center at 8 tonight, Dec. 9.
Michaels became a poster-boy for hair metal thanks to his stint leading Poison, the band known for power anthems like “Every Rose Has its Thorn” and “Talk Dirty to Me.” His time in the limelight got extended thanks to his turn as a reality television star on shows like “Rock of Love.”
Openers include plenty of Poison’s peers from the hair metal heyday, including Warrant, Dokken and LA Guns.
Tickets are $39 to $99 at showarecenter.com.
Some of EDMs young guns, Porter Robinson and Madeon, will hit the WaMu Theater at 8 p.m. Dec. 12.
Robinson is headlining the bill. The 24-year-old super-producer started turning heads at clubs before he hit drinking age. As a 20-year-old, his hit like “Language” started winning him acclaim.
Since then, he has released his acclaimed album “Worlds,” in 2014. He also teased fans with new material this year, releasing the single “Shelter.”
Madeon worked on “Shelter” with Robinson, but he has had plenty of success on his own. Another young phenom, the producer got his start at age 16. His own debut album, “Adventure,” led to hits like “You’re On” and “Finale.”
Tickets are $36.50 at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
One of Christian music’s bigger names is hitting Seattle as well, as Chris Tomlin headlines McCaw Hall at 7 p.m. Dec. 13.
The Texas singer-songwriter released his debut album, “The Noise We Make,” in 2001, and quickly caught hold with the Christian music crowd. Now his albums routinely land at the top of the Christian music charts.
Tomlin is touring now behind his October album, “Never Lose Sight.”
Tickets are $35 to $75 at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Acclaimed jazz quartet the Robert Glasper Experiment will play the Neptune Theatre at 8 p.m. Dec. 14.
The musicians’ blend of soul, hip-hop and jazz has elevated them above many of their peers. The band won a Grammy for Best R&B Album in 2012 for “Black Radio.”
The group is touring now after the September release of its latest, “ArtScience.”
Tickets are $26.50 at stgpresents.org or 877-784-4849.
A pair of shows also will keep the Showbox SoDo in Seattle busy. The action starts with a visit from Old Dominion at 8 p.m. Dec. 11.
The rock-flecked country act was formed by several songwriters who first worked in Nashville writing tracks for big names, including Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and The Band Perry.
Turning its attention to its own music, Old Dominion went to No. 1 with the hit “Break Up with Him,” a single that was included on the act’s 2015 debut, “Meat and Candy.” The group continues to tour behind that disc, which also featured hits like “Song for Another Time” and “Snapback.”
Tickets are $22.75 at axs.com.
Then the SoDo will host the double bill of In Flames and HELLYEAH at 6:50 p.m. Dec. 13.
The long-running Swedish heavy metal band In Flames first formed in the 1990s, enjoying wide success with albums that have delivered both blistering death metal and mainstream alt-rock. The group is touring behind its November album, “Battles.”
HELLYEAH released a new album of its own over the summer: “Unden!able.” The hard rock supergroup features lead singer Chad Gray, best known for his time in Mudvayne, along with Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell and former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul.
The band’s latest album also features a guest appearance from famed Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell on a cover of the Phil Collins track “I Don’t Care Anymore.”
Tickets are $32.50 at axs.com.