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Bon Jovi play the fourth gig of a twelve-night residency at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
Phish play at Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois, USA.
Band Of Horses play at The O2 Academy, Oxford, UK.
Natalie Cole plays the first of three nights at The Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
The Backstreet Boys announce that they, following the lead of hard rockers Korn, will boycott fuel giants British Petroleum while on tour, to protest the devastating oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico.
Gordon Lightfoot plays at DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
Muse play the first of two nights at the Stade de France, Paris, France, Europe.
Pink's Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour plays at The Stadium Of Light, Sunderland, UK.
AC/DC headline the first day of the Download Festival, Donington Park, Donington, UK. The three day long event also features Aerosmith, Rage Against The Machine, Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones, Bullet for My Valentine, Billy Idol, Megadeth, Them Crooked Vultures and more.
Katy Perry releases her new single, California Gurls, as a CD single in Germany, Europe.
Jazz pianist Johnny Parker, who played for many years with Humphrey Lyttelton, Monty Sunshine and Kenny Ball, dies aged 80.
Green Day play at Reitstadion Riem, Munich, Germany, Europe, supported by Joan Jett.
Tom Petty And the Heartbreakers play the first of two nights at The Gorge, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Meltdown Festival, curated by Richard Thompson, begins in the South Bank Centre, London, UK. Over the next eleven days the festival will feature Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Field Music, Seasick Steve, Beausoleil, Broken Bells, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Clare and The Reasons, Codeine Velvet Club, Boris Grebenshikov, Lisa Hannigan, Neil Hannon, John Etheridge, Fishermen's Friends, Fun-DA-mental, Joe Henry, The Kominas, Bettye LaVette, Anna McGarrigle, Paolo Nutini, Ollabelle, Beth Orton, Judith Owen, Raihan, Tom Robinson, Harry Shearer, Martin Simpson, Emily Smith, Al Thawra, Danny Thompson, Kami Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Martha Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright III, Rufus Wainwright, Krystle Warren, Villagers and, of course, Richard Thompson.
Seth Putnam infamous founder of the outrageous grindcore band Anal C*nt, which apparently set out to shock and offend as many listeners as possible, dies aged 43 of a heart attack.
Rihanna releases a new single, Te Amo, as a CD in Germany, Europe.
Andy Fairweather Low plays at The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK, during the annual Devizes Festival.
The Arcade Fire play the first of two nights at Danforth Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Bob Dylan plays at The O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe
Norah Jones and Sarah McLachlan appear on tv show Good Morning America in the USA.
Crowded House release a new album, Intriguer, in Australia, Oceania.