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Krept and Konan tour on hold after knife attack

<div>Krept and Konan tour on hold after knife attack</div>
The rap duo will now perform the dates in January, with all original tickets remaining valid. A show at London’s 20,000-capacity O2 Arena will go ahead as planned on Thursday 5 December.
Referencing “complications” with his leg, Krept told fans that the seven back-to-back November shows were “not physically possible”.

“I need to make a full recovery because you know on tour it gets wild and what we have planned requires 100% strength,” reads a post on social media.
Investigations into the stabbing are ongoing. No arrests have been made so far.

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Ticketmaster, Eventbride introduce Youtube sales in Australia

<div>Ticketmaster, Eventbride introduce Youtube sales in Australia</div>
Initially available only to US consumers, the TM-YouTube tie-up was announced in November 2017, and sees upcoming concert dates listed under artists’ music videos, with the option to click through to the Ticketmaster website to make a purchase.

“Ticketmaster’s priority has always been to make it easier for you to discover events and get tickets into your hands, and thanks to our expanding partnership with YouTube, Ticketmaster is making it easier than ever for Australian fans to discover and get tickets to concerts and live events showcasing the artists they love,” reads a Ticketmaster Australia statement.
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Green Day Glasgow gig promoter sues stage firm for £1.3m over cancelled show.

Green Day Glasgow gig promoter sues stage firm for £1.3m over cancelled show.
A music promoter is suing a stage building firm for £1.3million over the cancellation of a massive outdoor concert by Green Day.

Paul Cardow and his firm PCL organised the gig in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park in July 2017, which had to be called off at the last minute due to heavy rain.

Now, Cardow has raised an action at the Court of Session in Edinburgh against Glasgow Stage Crew Ltd.

The firm, which is based in Winchburgh, West Lothian, was responsible for providing the stage for the concert, which was also due to feature Slaves, Rancid and The Skids.
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Eco music festival ChillFest@The Green cancelled 10 days ahead of event

<div>Eco music festival ChillFest@The Green cancelled 10 days ahead of event</div>
The festival, which was organised to promote environmental sustainability, was scheduled to take place at the Fort Canning Park on Oct 19, a Saturday.
It had to be cancelled because its projected turnout was “below the threshold for viability”, the organisers said in a press statement on Wednesday (Oct 9).

Tickets to the festival, which was supposed to also feature yoga sessions and talks about the environment, were priced at S$228 (free standing) and S$118 (standard).
Ticketing

Ozzy Osbourne postpones Tour Again

<div>Ozzy Osbourne postpones Tour Again</div>
Ozzy Osbourne initially postponed his 2019 European tour after he suffered from an upper respiratory infection which led to pnemonia. He had to postpone his entire 2019 North American tour while he recovered from a fall at home, but rescheduled both treks for 2020. The European run was now set to kick-off late January, however, he is still not ready to hit the road yet.

In a video posted to social media, Osbourne explained that he screwed up his neck and vertebrae during a fall, which led to surgery and he has “more nuts and bolts in my neck now than in my car.”
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Metallica cancel Australian stadium tour as frontman enters rehab.

<div>Metallica cancel Australian stadium tour as frontman enters rehab.</div>
Rock legends Metallica have cancelled their upcoming stadium tour of Australia and New Zealand just weeks before it was due to begin.
In an emotional note to their Aussie fans, the remaining band members have revealed that frontman James Hetfield has entered rehab for his ongoing addiction issues, forcing the cancellation of the tour that was due to start on October 17.

The band’s Australian tour promoter Live Nation say that, while all tickets will be refunded, they are working with Metallica to secure new tour dates.

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BTS, Coachella concert promoter AEG makes Singapore its regional HQ

<div>BTS, Coachella concert promoter AEG makes Singapore its regional HQ</div>
The company has also appointed industry veteran Matthew Lazarus-Hall as senior vice-president for Asia-Pacific at its live music arm, AEG Presents.

AEG Presents promotes global tours for artists such as The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, and K-pop group BTS. Its festivals and music events include the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and British Summer Time at Hyde Park.

Mr Lazarus-Hall will oversee all touring, festivals and sports for AEG Presents across the Pan-Asian region. He will report to Adam Wilkes, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of AEG Asia, who will now be based out of the group's new regional headquarters in Singapore.
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Taylor Swift announces 2020 Tour.

<div>Taylor Swift announces 2020 Tour.</div>
Taylor Swift will embark on tour once more in summer 2020, with a run of European festival dates, as well as South and North American shows.

The tour announcement comes after the release of Swift’s latest album Lover last month.
The singer kicks off her international tour with a headline slot at one-day Werchter Boutique in Belgium on 20 June, before playing the Waldbühne amphitheatre in Berlin (22,290-cap.), Oslo Sommertid festival in Norway (55,000-cap.), Denmark’s Roskilde festival (70,000-cap.), Open’er in Poland (60,000-cap.), Festival de Nîmes in France (24,000-cap.) and Portugal’s Nos Alive (55,000-cap.).

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FKP Scorpio expands into Poland.

<div>FKP Scorpio expands into Poland.</div>
Hamburg-based concert promoter FKP Scorpio has grown its European footprint, launching a division in Poland. FKP Scorpio Poland, headquartered in Warsaw, is headed up by Filip Potocki, who has been managing director of Arcadia Live since 2015.

Other members of the Polish branch include Jan Brzoza (administration, marketing and ticketing) and Krysztof Czarniakowski (project management and ticketing).
“I’ve been following the development of the Polish live music market for a long time and see great potential there,” says FKP Scorpio chief executive Folkert Koopmans.

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Take a look at the biggest show of the biggest tour.

<div>Take a look at the biggest show of the biggest tour.</div>
FKP Scorpio CEO Folkert Koopmans remembers every detail of both nights: "My once-in-a-lifetime-moment during this tour was the moment, when Mark [Friend], Ed’s tour manager for many years, and I were standing on the stage looking into 100,000 expectant faces who wanted to see 'their' Ed at Hockenheimring. 

It was a very emotional goose bumps atmosphere – especially when we both remembered our first Ed Sheeran concerts: Mark thinking of the times when he was driving with Ed in a borrowed car from pub to pub playing in front of a handful of people - and me reminding myself that the first Ed Sheeran show I ever did was in front of 150 visitors eight years ago."