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Music News: Monday 30th June 2014

Lisa Bentley



Jeff Beck Cancels European Tour

Jeff Beck has had to cancel his upcoming European tour citing a medical emergency as the reason why they tour won’t go ahead. The following statement was released on his website:

“It is with the greatest regret that Jeff Beck has been forced to cancel the forthcoming European dates of his worldwide tour, set to begin in Austria on 27 June. Following many months of international touring and after seeking emergency medical attention, Jeff will now undertake a short hospital procedure and his doctors have instructed a complete break from performance for a total of six weeks. Following the treatment, Jeff will fulfil his US tour commitments beginning in Missoula MT on 8th August. He sends his profound apologies to those fans who had bought tickets for the European concerts and very much looks forward to playing for his American audiences after he has completed his treatment.”

Bad News at Glastonbury

The Glastonbury festival took place this weekend. The three day event has been marred by the injury of one reveller who had to be airlifted out of the farm due to a back injury and by the death of one festival goer, a young man. It is believed that his death was drugs related. A further death of a pensioner happened on Friday night. Her death is believed to be of natural causes.

Bobby Womack: 4th March 1944 – 27th June 2014

Bobby Womack passed away this weekend. The cause of death has yet t o be released. Womack was 70.

Website Sells Tickets Cheaper

Tickets for performances from Arcade Fire and Neil Young were mispriced, selling at just £2.50 rather than £66. The tickets sold at this reduced price will be honoured.

Congratulations to Johnny and Courtney

Johnny McDaid, keyboardist with Snow Patrol and actress Courtney Cox have announced that they are engaged. Congratulations to the happy couple.

Vanessa Carlton is Pregnant

A Thousand Miles singer Vanessa Carlton has announced that she is expecting her first child. Congratulations.

Live Announcements

Robert Plant

Robert Plant will tour the UK in November.

9th November – Newport Centre, Newport

10th November – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

12th November – Roundhouse, London

14th November – City Hall, Hull

15th November – o2 Academy, Glasgow

17th November – o2 Academy, Leeds

18th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle

20th November – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

21st November – Civic Hall, Wolves

23rd November – Ulster Hall, Belfast

24th November – Olympia, Dublin

26th November – Blackpool Tower, Blackpool

27th November – Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena, Llandudno

Sharon Corr

Catch Sharon Corr on tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

14th September – Ironworks, Inverness

15th September – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

16th September – Oran Mor, Glasgow

18th September – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

21st September – Deaf Institute, Manchester

22nd September – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

23rd September – The Glee Club, Birmingham

25th September – St James Piccadilly, London

Released This Week

5 Seconds of Summer – 5 Seconds of Summer

Summer Guitar – Craig Ogden

Wanted on Voyage – George Ezra

Mutineers – David Gray

Revival – Bellowhead

You Raise Me Up – John Barrowman

Paula – Robin Thicke