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Elton John plays a live gig outside the Colosseum, Rome, Italy, Europe.
Avril Lavigne plays at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Depeche Mode pre-record an appearance on tv show CD-UK.
The Fight begin a UK tour at The Arts Workshop, Worcester, England.
Green Day play at Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA.
Supernature by Goldfrapp enters the UK pop albums chart No2, making it the highest new entry of the week. James Blunt remains at No1 with Back To Bedlam.
Rock'n'roll pioneer Fats Domino, feared dead in the devastation caused in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, by Hurricane Katrina, is proved to be alive when his daughter recognises him in a newspaper photograph in which he is being rescued.
Brian Wilson plays at The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
Martha Wainwright plays at @ Newtown, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Chris Mills plays at Schuba's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at The Smirnoff Music Centre, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks play at Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Coldplay play at The PNC Bank Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA.
John Legend plays at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK.
The multiple act heavy rock travelling festival Gigantour, featuring Megadeth, Anthrax, Dream Theater and others plays in Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
We Are Scientists play at The Louisiana, Bristol, England, UK.
Isla Grant plays at The Moncreiff Theatre, Bundaberg, Australia, Oceania.
Macy Gray flies in to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, to hand out clothes and toiletries in the Astrodome as a gesture of support for the Hurricane victims, while R.E.M., Moby, Green Day and The Beastie Boys publicly ally themselves with left-wing grass roots political pressure group MoveOn.org to raise awareness of the need to supply housing for hurricane victims.
The four day long Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, Washington, USA, continues with performances by Trey Anastasio, Citizen Cope, John Butler Trio, Digable Planets, Lemony Snicket, Andre Feriante, DeVotchKa, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Samite, Minus the Bear, Harvey Danger, Visqueen, The Academy Is..., Hidden In Plain View, Mavis Staples, Tift Merrit, Billy Joe Shaver, The Bill Frisell Trio, The Charlie Hunter Trio and The Duke Robillard Band.
The Stereophonics begin a UK tour at The Point, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
The Importance Of Being Idle by Oasis enters the UK pop singles chart at No1.
Boy band 98 Degrees reunite for a fundraising concert in support of member Justin Jeffre's campaign for mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
On her Greatest Hits tour, Donna Summer plays the first of two nights in the Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Christina Aguilera is paid £1.2m to perform for less than an hour at the marriage of Russian billionaire businessman Andrey Melnichenko and model Alexandra Koktovic in Antibes, France, Europe. Whitney Houston, Julio Iglesias and Enrique Iglesias also perform at the wedding.
The Cure play in the Rock'n'Coke Festival, Hezarfen Havalaani, Turkey, Europe.
The Standing Tall Against Poverty Festival begins in Accra, Ghana, Africa, with artists including Salif Keita, Mac Tontoh and Seun Anikulapo.
Manhattan Transfer play at Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Destiny's Child play at Oakland Arena, Oakland, California, USA.
Willie Nelson plays at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, Colorado, USA.