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Stevie Nicks

It appears tickets are still available for Stevie Nicks' stop in Portland on the "24 Karat Gold" tour. But please check www.rosequarter.com for tickets.

The former Fleetwood Mac singer and solo star performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Moda Center.

Nicks has sold, collectively, more than 140 million albums.

Roving around

With maybe one of the best folk songs of all-time — "The Unicorn Song" — The Irish Rovers has been a popular group for decades, and they're coming to Portland on their "Boys of the Emerald Isle" tour this weekend, which celebrates their 50 years in music.

The Rovers will play the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E Milwaukie Ave., 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24.

Tickets are $42.50 in advance, $45 at the door.

For more: www.aladdin-theater.com.

The Rovers, founded in Toronto, plan to release "Live on St. Patrick's Day" this year.


Coming to venues this week (check to see if tickets are still available):

• A reminder that Blake Shelton, joined by RaeLynn, plays the Moda Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. For more: rosequarter.com.

• Red Bull Sound Select, the live monthly showcase that highlights the city's rising artists, presents Rubblebucket for its first show of the year, as well as Candace and Thick Business, 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St. For more: www.dougfirlounge.com.

• Hot Tuna, which features Jefferson Airplane founding members Jack Casady (bass) and Jorma Kaukonen (guitar), plays the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. For more: www.aladdin-theater.com.

• The Dead Winter Carpenters play the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St., at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. For more: www.dougfirlounge.com.

• Tennis has a new album coming out March 10, "Yours Conditionally," written largely during a five-month sailing trip through the Sea of Cortez/Gulf of Mexico. The husband-wife duo play the Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St., 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. For more: www.wonderballroom.com.

• "An Evening with Karla Bonoff" at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., features the music of one of the finest singer-songwriters of her generation. Bonoff's songs have become hits sung by Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd and Linda Ronstadt, in addition to her own chart success. It'll be 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. For more: www.albertrosetheatre.com.

• Tommy Stinson, of The Replacements fame from the 1990s, has reformed his most recent band, Bash & Pop, for a tour that'll stop in Portland along with The Yawpers and Waterloo Teeth, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St. For more: www.dougfirlounge.com.


Buy your tickets soon ...

• John Mellencamp is coming to Portland on his "Sad Clowns & Hillbillies" tour, following up his popular "Plain Spoken" tour. He'll play at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Saturday, June 10, with Jewel opening. Ticket sales begin 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at www.Mellencamp.com and www.AEGLive.com.

• Billy Joel makes his first solo appearance in Portland in 10 years, playing at the Moda Center, Dec. 8. Get ready to try to buy tickets; they go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24.

"It's an honor to welcome rock 'n' roll legend Billy Joel back to Portland," says Amanda Mann, vice president and general manager of Rose Quarter Operations. We know his fans have been anxiously awaiting his return since he last electrified the crowd in Portland 10 years ago."

Tickets are $49.50-$149.50 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com and www.rosequarter.com.