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It is reported that U2
musical, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, broke all box office and attendance records during the last week of 2011 by earning $2,941,790 over nine performances during the seven days.
Under the name Ingrid Jackson, Beyonce
checks into Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, USA, and takes over the entire fourth floor, where she will give birth to her daughter with Jay-Z
PaulMcCartney.com streams a thirty-minute-long press conference featuring Paul McCartney
talking in London, UK, with press from around the world to promote the release of his new album of cover versions, Kisses On The Bottom
[aka Mike Kinsella
] plays at The Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, USA.
plays at The Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
plays at The Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK.
plays at Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Asia.
Organisers of the London Olympics are accused by the Musicians Union of trying to cheat professional musicians
by asking artists to perform without payment at events including the Olympic Torch Relay and concerts arranged by promoter Live Nation.
Cher Lloyd plays at The Oasis
, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
The I Love This City Festival 2012 plays the second of two days at
AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza 94107, San Francisco, California, USA. Artists appearing over the two days of the festival include Tiesto, Duck Sauce, Steve Aoki, The Crystal
Method, Laidback Luke, Holy Ghost, Excision, Holy Fuck, Chuckie, Cookie Monsta, Cut Chemist, Kill The Noise, Felix Cartal, Pictureplane, Dirtyphonics, Brodinski, NiT GriT, James Murphy, Harvard Bass, Helicopter Showdown, Oliver S, Fareoh and Holy F.
Inductees at the 43rd annual Songwriters Hall of Fame event in the Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City, USA, include Gordon Lightfoot
, Bob Seger
, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones
and Jim Steinman. The Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to Bette Midler, and Ne-Yo
receives The Hal David
American double Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn
and cult German pianist Hauschka
release their debut album, Silfra
, on Universal/Deutsche Grammophon.
On their first tour together in over twenty years, the surviving members of The Beach Boys
play at The Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center, Darien Lakes, New York State, USA.
British rapper Professor Green
takes to Twitter to blast his record company for mis-handling his recent releases
. Green alleges that Never Be A Right Time [2012, No.35], had been 'rushed? by his label, EMI imprint Virgin Records
. He also claims that the video for follow-up single Remedy [2012, No.18] was 'a month late'. He Tweets, 'How would you feel if a company taking 25% of your earnings weren't doing their jobs properly? Would you pay someone not doing their job? Why would your own record label hinder you?"
headline the final night of the V Festival in Chelmsford, England, UK. During the day, members of One Direction
are seen partying
with singer/X Factor judge Tulisa
Contostavlos and Caroline Flack. It is also during this event that Tulisa
assaults celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan, who she believes to have been responsible for putting her sex tape online.
Poetry/music collective Little Machine
play at The Brsitol Poetry Festival, Bristol, UK.
Touring in support of their fifth album, Moms
play at Ubel And Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
play at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.