Don’t miss: Kanye West & Jay-Z, Governor’s Ball 2012 + more on sale today
We have a bumper selection of new shows for you this week, all on sale today! (Feb 24)
Do not adjust your sets. After weeks of speculation, we can finally confirm that the emperors of hip-hop are coming to the UK and Europe for a gargantuan arena tour in May and June. Jay-Z and Kanye West will bring their ‘Watch The Throne’ show to London’s O2 Arena on May 20th, 21st and 22nd. Dates across Europe will follow, including two nights at the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy, before wrapping up (pun intended) with a handful of shows in Manchester and Birmingham. If this isn’t the most hotly anticipated tour of the year, we’d love to know what is! Tickets go on sale for the UK shows tomorrow morning, don’t hang about.
A pedigree selection of shows have been announced as part of Teenage Cancer Trust’s annual residency at the Royal Albert Hall. Seven consecutive evenings will see five-star performances from the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Florence & The Machine, Pulp, Paul Weller, Jessie J and more. The shows benefit a great cause, and the venue alone is spectacular. Check out the full schedule here, and have your credit cards ready at 9.30am GMT!
The line-up for this year’s Governor’s Ball festival was released this week, and oh boy it’s a good one. Beck and Passion Pit top the bill, followed closely by Modest Mouse, Chromeo, Santigold, Major Lazer, Duck Sauce and Explosions In The Sky to name but a few. What’s more, the two day event will see LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy take to the decks with partner in crime Pat Mahoney as ‘Special Disco Version’. And as if that wasn’t enough, there’s a slot left on Sunday’s billing for a mystery guest. Your guess is as good as ours. Tickets and ferry passes go on general sale tomorrow!
She’s only played a handful of shows since 2007, but singer-songwriter Fiona Apple is jumping straight back into the live music circuit following her headline appearance at the Pitchfork Showcase at SXSW in March. Dates are confirmed in Chicago, DC, New York (twice), Atlantic City and Boston, with the huge promise of long-awaited new material. Tickets available, you guessed it, tomorrow!