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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs play at The Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia.
Rock biopic The Runaways, about the life and career of mid-70s all-girl group The Runaways, is premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, USA.
Muse play at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong, Asia.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
Soldier Of Love, Sade's first album in a decade, reaches No1 in the Swiss albums chart.
Metallica play in Centro de Convenciones Figali, Panama City, Panama, Central America.
Suede play at The Ritz, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Them Crooked Vultures play at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, in the first of this years series of Teenage Cancer Trust fund-raising shows. Robert Plant, former vocalist of Led Zeppelin turns up to see his former band-mate John Paul Jones but later admits that he now feels disconnected from heavy rock.
Europe play at Shibuya O-East, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On her Play On Tour, Carrie Underwood plays at Breslin Student Events Center, Lansing, Michigan, USA.
The John Butler Trio play at The Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
Angus And Julia Stone play at The Glee Club, Birmingham, UK.
Wilco play at Zepp Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On their Something For The Rest Of Us Tour, The Goo Goo Dolls play at the Performing Arts center, North Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
The Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2010, with guest musical Director Jamie Cullum, begins in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Acts appearing over the six days of the event include headliner Paloma Faith with The Guy Barker Big Band, plus Elaine Paige, Eric Bibb, Imelda May, Liane Carroll, Natalie Williams, Christine Tobin, Carla Bley, Trio VD and Empirical.
Annuals play at The Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lightspeed Champion plays at The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK.
Gayngs, an indie supergroup, release their album Relayted in the UK. The group is led by producer Ryan Olson, and features members of several Minneapolis bands, including Bon Iver, Solid Gold, Megafaun, Lookbook, Leisure Birds, Rhymesayers and The Rosebuds.
Tracey Thorn releases a new album, Love And Its Opposite, on Merge Records in the USA.
Pendulum play at The Empress Ballroom, Blackpool, England, UK.
Not Afraid by Eminem reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Echo And The Bunnymen, Eminem, Faithless, Julian Casablancas, Mumford And Sons, Newton Faulkner, Paolo Nutini, The Prodigy, Thirty Seconds to Mars and We Are Scientists play in The Oxegen Festival, Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Ireland, Europe.
Air play in the Summer Series at Somerset House, London, England, UK.
Half-year figures for 2010 published by Pollstar reveal Bon Jovi as the most successful touring act in North America, having played 38 shows selling more than a half million tickets with a total gross of $52.8m.
Underworld and Kele play in the month-long iTunes festival at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK.
Solomon Burke plays at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
As a promotional stunt for his new LP, Good Ass Job, Kanye West visits the Facebook HQ in Palo Alto, California, USA, where climbs onto a table and raps to the assembled employees.
Kiss play at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA.
It is reported that rapper Wyclef Jean, best-known as a member of The Fugees, has been ruled ineligible to run for President of Haiti because he has not lived in the country for at least five years before the election date.
Jackson Browne plays at Ntelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA.
The Mosely Folk Festival, a three-day event, begins at Mosely Park, Mosely, Birmingham, UK. Artists appearing today include Donovan, High Llamas, The Low Anthem and Spider John Koerner.
Howard Jones plays at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK, supported by Duncan Sheik.
Barenaked Ladies play at the Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Sandi Thom plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Air play at The Movistar Green Festival, Parque de los ninos, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America, with Jamiroqiuai.
The Temper Trap play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
During his 20Ten Tour, Prince plays at the Vestlandshallen, Bergen, Norway.
Steve Winwood plays at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
The Gaslight Anthem play at the O2 Academy, Bristol, UK.
Elton John and Leon Russell release a joint album, The Union, in the UK on Mercury Records.
Warpaint play at The Scala, London, England, UK, Europe.
On her Monster Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays at the Arena Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
During her The Sun Comes Out World Tour Shakira plays at the SEG Geneva Arena, Geneva, Switzerland, Europe.
Thirty Seconds to Mars play at Manchester Central, Manchester, UK.
While driving in his Jaguar, Nick Cave crashes into a speed camera in Hove, England, UK. Neither Cave nor his two sons, Arthur and Earl, who were passengers, are injured.
During her The Sun Comes Out World Tour Shakira plays at the Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
Sonic Youth play at The Academy, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Brother play a New Year's Eve show on the This Feeling club night at the Vibe Bar, London, UK.