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Rufus Wainwright's first opera, Prima Donna, is presented during an 18-day run at The Palace Theatre, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, during the Manchester International Festival.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Ed Sheeran is among the acts playing at The 18th Ipswich Music Day, Christchurch Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK, Europe. By this time Sheeran has his guitar with the trade-mark paw print design.
Blur play at the Fourviere Amphitheatre, Lyon, France during the 16th edition of Fourviere Nights. (2009).
On her Sticky & Sweet Tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at the O2 Arena, London.
The Dave Matthews Band play their longest concert ever, timed at over 3h 30min at the Lucca Summer Festival, Lucca, Italy, Europe. The concert will later be released as a three CD boxed set.
When Paul Weller headlines the Hop Farm Festival in Kent, England, UK, Europe, he is joined by Roger Daltrey of The Who during the encore for a performance of Magic Bus.
En Vogue reunite to mark their 20th anniversary as one of music's most successful female groups on the last day of the three-day long Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. Other artists appearing today include Maze [featuring Frankie Beverley], Al Green, Teena Marie, Lionel Richie and the Blind Boys Of Alabama.
Preliminary sales figures from Nielsen SoundScan indicate that the recently deceased Michael Jackson's catalogue of solo albums sold 800,000 copies in the USA in the week ending at the close of business on this day - an increase of 90% over the previous week.
Bob Dylan plays at the Rothbury Music Festival, at the Double JJ Ranch, Rothbury, Michigan, USA.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at The Livery, Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA.
Mickey Gilley is left temporarily paralyzed from the neck down when a 'love seat' falls on top of him, crushing four vertebrae, in Branson, Missouri, USA. The 73 year-old is helping a neighbor move some furniture when the accident occurs.
The Killers play the first of two nights at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at the Rothbury Music Festival, at the Double JJ Ranch, Rothbury, Michigan.