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Metallica play at the University of San Marcos stadium, Venezuela Avenue, Lima, Peru.
Blues harmonica virtuoso Sugar Blue releases his latest album, Theshold, on Beeble Music in the USA.
George Strait and Reba McEntire play at US Airways, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Two people in a pick-up truck are killed when a tour bus carrying country star Trace Adkins' band crashes into it while en route to Bossier City, Louisiana, USA. Adkins, already in Louisiana, goes to the scene immediately after hearing about the crash. Adkins also cancels the band's next live show.
On their This Is Us tour The Backstreet Boys play the first of two nights at the Nippon Gaishi Hall, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Drummer Ian Matthews of Kasabian falls and breaks his hand while rehearsing for the NME Awards in London, UK. Unable to find a replacement, the band's drum tech Loz fills in for the performance.
After performing at the O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe, Lady Gaga causes a stir when she arrives at the exclusive Mr. Chow restaurant in Knightsbridge, with a rhinestone-encrusted crustacean adorning the top of her face and head.
The Stereophonics play at the S.E.C.C. Hall 4, Glasgow, Scotland.
In a feature in The Guardian newspaper, Bob Geldof accuses the BBC World Service of a "total collapse of standards and systems". The international broadcasting network had recently claimed that 95% of the $100m raised by the Geldof-inspired 1985 Live Aid concert to fight famine in Ethipoia was diverted by rebels and spent on weapons.
On her Freedom Tour, Alicia Keys plays the first of two nights at the MGM Grand Theatre, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA.
Twista plays at The Vault, Olympia, Washington, USA.
Kool And The Gang play in The Vapor At Saratoga Gaming And Raceway, Saratoga, New York State, USA.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at The Rugby Club, Maryport, UK.
The 11th annual Country Music Marathon and ½ Marathon takes place in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Award winning singer, songwriter and producer, John Rich, with special guest Cowboy Troy, headlines a post-race concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
Metallica play at SK Olimpiisky, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
South Korean girl group Kara release their third single, We're With You, which is intended as a campaign cheer song for the South Korean football team which is playing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Entering at No3, Pesadelo Em Peluche by Mão Morta is the highest new entry on the Top 30 Singles Chart in Portugal, Europe.
Mansfield-bred Alvin Stardust plays at the Mansfield Palace theatre, Mansfield, UK, during the theatre's centenary celebrations.
Natalie Merchant plays at The Dome, Brighton, England, UK.
Mumford And Sons release Roll Away Your Stone as the fourth single from their debut album Sigh No More, in the UK.
Norah Jones plays at Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
Melissa Etheridge plays at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK.
Rickie Lee Jones plays at The Union Chapel, London, England, UK.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at Schlossplatz, Salem, Germany, Europe.
On their The E.N.D. World Tour, The Black Eyed Peas play at the Sarnia Bayfest, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
On their Circle Tour, Bon Jovi play the second of two nights at The Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Kid Rock.
New York trio School Of Seven Bells play at The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
When Lady Antebellum play their first UK headlining gig at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, the show is a sell-out.
All-girl group The Scarletz play at The Chapel, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK.
The Chords play at Charlie Brown's, Luton, England, UK.
The Jim Jones Revue release the album Burning Your House Down in the UK on PIAS Recordings.
James Cornelison plays at Cubby Bear, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Blonde Redhead play at Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Jackson Browne plays at The Time Warner Cable Amphitheater, Tower City, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Black Mountain play at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK, supported by The Black Angels.
The Octopus Project play at The Bottom Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their World Magnetic tour Metallica play the first of two nights at Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia.
While promoting his new album Band Of Joy, Robert Plant plays at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [OMD] begin a UK tour at The Brighton Dome, Brighton.
Katy Perry is named as The Ultimate International Music Star, at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards 2010 in the Banqueting House, Whitehall, London, England, UK, Europe.
It is officially announced that Mike And The Mechanics, having signed a new record deal with Sony Music label Arista, will return in 2011 with a new album, UK tour and a new line-up.
Ellie Goulding's debut LP, Lights, is re-issued under the title Bright Lights, with six new tracks added, on Polydor Records in the UK.
Warpaint play at The Studio at Webster Hall, New York City, USA.
Delta Spirit play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, dies in hospital in Northern California, USA, following complications from multiple sclerosis.
M plays at at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
On her Crazy Cats Tour, Pixie Lott plays at the City hall, Newcastle, UK.
Widespread Panic play the second of two nights at the Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.