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Bono of U2 and Bill Gates meet with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace, Paris, France, Europe.
At the Live UK Music Business Awards event in the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, UK, Emeli Sande is chosen as Breakthrough Artiste of The Year, Foo Fighters win Best Festival Performance for their Reading Festival appearance, and Bestival receives the trophy for Best Festival [capacity over 40,000].
On their Ceremonials tour, Florence And The Machine play at The Pavilion, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Submotion Orchestra play at Sub 89, Reading, UK.
The Jim Jones Revue play at Sound Control, Manchester, UK.
New Order play at The Broomfield 1st Bank Center, Denver, Colorado USA.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA. During the show, she dedicates a song to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani child activist shot in the head and neck one day earlier by a masked member of the Taliban.
Yekaterina Samutsevich, a member of Russian feminist band Pussy Riot, is freed on appeal in court in Moscow, Russia, Europe, on the grounds that she did not take part in February's 'punk prayer protest' against Russian President Vladimir Putin. [She was led away by security men before the incident took place.] Sentences for two other members of the band are upheld by the appeal court.
Rapper Nelly is arrested after police at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint in Texas, USA, find heroin, marijuana and a loaded .45 handgun on his tour bus.
Cee Lo Green presents his Cee Lo and Friends show at Planet Hollywood Resort And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The commemorative gravestone of recently-deceased DJ and tv personality Jimmy Savile is removed from a cemetary in Scarborough, UK, broken up and sent to a landfill. His family say they requested the removal of the headstone "out of respect to public opinion" following allegations he sexually abused girls.
Tom Morello, aka The Nightwatchman, performs in the Smithsonian National Museum Of The American Indian in New York City, USA, at the 2012 Food Sovereignty Prize hosted by WhyHunger.
Justin Bieber plays at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Black Keys play at The Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA, supported by Tegan and Sara.
Grizzly Bear play at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Morrissey plays at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Touring in support of their fifth album, Moms, Menomena play at Union Transfer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Live UK Music Business Awards are held in the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, UK.
Kiss release a new album, Monster, on Universal Records in Japan.