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02 August - It is being reported that a ten-track album of previously unheard Michael Jackson tracks will be released in November.

In addition, the singer's manager has told Rolling Stone there are "more than 100 completed and unreleased songs" in existence - as well as tracks that were left off albums including Thriller and Bad.
21 July -  Mt. Desolation are heading out on tour across UK and Ireland tour. It's happening throughout September.

The new side project of Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin will play 16 dates, starting at Spring & Airbrak in Belfast on Septmber 9.
21 July - Villagers have just announced a UK tour off the back of their Mercury Music Prize nomination.  

It kicks off at the Brighton Ballroom on the October 4 before heading to the London Scala, Oxford, Lancaster and Sheffield.

Villagers are also performing two very special shows at the Tunnels under the Old Vic in London, on August 4 and 5.

They are the first live act to ever perform in this arts space.
27 July  - It has been announced Terry Gilliam will be directing Arcade Fire's concert in New York City's Madison Square Gardens.

It'll be streamed as a live webcast and streamed on YouTube The show is taking place on August 5 - a couple of days after the band release their new album The Suburbs.

We can see it in the UK on Friday 6 August at 3am.
27 July - Eels are set to release a new album called 'Tomorrow Morning' on August 24.

Head to their website for a taster eelstheband.com and you can download a brand new track 'Looking Up' right now.

They are also embarking on a world tour from August 3.

It hits the UK on August 24 in Glasgow, before taking in shows in Edinburgh. Birmingham, London and Manchester.
26 July - Kings of Leon abandoned a concert in Missouri after the band were hit my pigeon droppings.

The venue has an infestation of birds and they were getting fouled as soon as they went on stage.

Their management said the bassist Jared was hit several times, some of which landed near his mouth.
23 July  - Yoko Ono is giving her backing for John Lennon's face to appear on a new UK coin.

The Royal Mint is asking the public to choose the face that will go on a new coin as part of their Great Briton series.
23 July - Gorillaz have rescheduled their upcoming UK shows.

The previously announced UK tour will now become part of the 'Escape to Plastic Beach' World Tour.

The gigs are moving from September into November and include an additional show at the Brighton Centre.
Ticket holders unable to make the rescheduled UK dates should go to point of purchase for refund information.

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