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Paul McCartney Cancels Japanese Tour

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Concerts / Tours, Rock,

Paul McCartney has been forced to cancel his Japanese tour due to illness. The former Beatle is believed to have contracted a virus and has scrapped the two remaining dates on his Out There Japan Tour 2014 - a gig at the Nippon Budokan hall in Tokyo, where the band first during their first Japan tour in 1966, and a concert at Yanmar Stadium in Osaka. A message on the 71-year-old star's website states that …

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Culture Club Announce First Tour in 15 Years

Culture Club has announced their first tour in 15 years. The band - fronted by Boy George - will play 11 UK dates and will also head back into the studio to record new material with producer Youth, who has worked with Paul McCartney, The Verve and Embrace, for an album to be released early in 2015. The "Karma Kameleon" hitmakers - Mikey Craig, Roy Hay, Jon Moss and Boy George - sold in excess …

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Britney Spears Offered $12 Million to Extend Residency

Britney Spears is close to extending her Las Vegas residency. The "Perfume" singer, whose show Piece of Me at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has been a huge success, has reportedly been offered $12 million to continue performing until 2016. According to New York Daily News, the pop star is close to securing a deal with Ceasers Entertainment, the parent company of Planet Hollywood, to stay on at the venue. "Britney Spears has been a …

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Janelle Monae: I Didn’t Like the Coachella Crowd

Janelle Monae didn't like the audience at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The "Tightrope" singer joined OutKast on stage to sing with Big Boi at the event in Indio, California last month, and while critics claimed the show failed to live up to expectations but Janelle blames the crowd. "I didn't like that Coachella audience. I'm happy I got to CounterPoint [Music Festival] in Georgia, because those were real festival-goers, in my opinion," she …

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Morrissey Attacked on Stage as He Kicks Off Tour

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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Morrissey was attacked on stage as he kicked off his North American tour last night. The former Smiths frontman performed at San Jose's City National Civic and was mobbed by fans during a stage invasion at the end of the show, after a number of people from the audience went up to hug the star. He ignored them and carried on singing "One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell" until fans started slamming into him and …

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Lady Gaga Kicks Off ArtRave Tour

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Lady Gaga kicked off her ArtRave: ARTPOP Ball Tour in Florida on Sunday night. The "Applause" hitmaker ditched her usual grunge style and took to the stage in a cute polkadot latex leotard and fishnet tights at the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale before going through a number of costume changes. She later opted for a shoulder-length platinum blonde wig and futuristic white gown, a jeweled leotard with a blue orb in the center of …

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Ed Sheeran Slams Backstreet Boys for Not Playing Hits

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Concerts / Tours, Gossip, Reunions, Pop,

Ed Sheeran has hit out at the Backstreet Boys for playing new music at their reunion shows instead of classic hits. The "Sing" hitmaker slammed the 90's boyband - made up of Brian Littrell, A.J McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson - for letting their fans down by performing new material during their 20th Anniversary Tour. "I study how other people perform and that is unacceptable, as the Backstreet Boys have so many …

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Jay Z, Beyonce to Tour Together this Summer

Hip-hop's royal couple, Jay Z and Beyonce, are taking their duet act to cities everywhere this summer. After months of rumors circulated in anticipation of the event, Beyonce confirmed the news by posting a photo of the pair (seen above) wearing ski masks with the words "On the Run Tour" written across it. The tour - which will stop by at least 13 cities this summer - will kick off on June 25th in Miami …

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Lady Gaga Reveals Tour Stage Design

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Lady Gaga has unveiled the stage design for her upcoming artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour. The 27-year-old star posted a photograph on Twitter of the detailed set, featuring transparent runways, which dancers will be able to use to perform beneath the "Applause" singer during the shows. "#LadyGagaTourStage The stage is lucite and you can just dance underneath the runways [sic]," Gaga tweeted. The main stage appears to have a space theme as a huge backdrop …

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Rolling Stones Postpone Australia Shows

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Posted by Robin Paulson
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Due to the apparent suicide of Mick Jagger's longtime partner L'Wren Scott, The Rolling Stones have canceled the remainder of their concerts Down Under until further notice. "The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 ON FIRE tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of L’Wren Scott... Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans …

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