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Pete Molinari begins a UK tour at The Cluny, Newcastle, England.
Blonde Redhead play at The Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
Black Mountain play at The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK, supported by The Black Angels.
The Script play at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK.
Howard Jones plays at Pacific Road, Birkenhead, England, UK, Europe,supported by Duncan Sheik.
Tom Petty And the Heartbreakers play at the St Pete's Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, USA.
The book Guinness World Records 2011 is published, showing Michael Jackson to be the 'Most Searched-For Male' on the Google search engine.
Aerosmith play at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Liminal, the team of composer David Prior and architect Frances Crow, wins the prestigious PRS for Music Foundation New Music Award at a ceremony in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London, UK. The £50,000 PRS for Music award goes to the most groundbreaking idea for a new musical work in any genre, and is intended to help develop the idea and premiere it within a year.
George Michael, serving time in Pentonville Prison, London, UK, on drugs charges, is visited by his long-term partner Kenny Goss.
Get Cape.Wear Cape. Fly. begin a UK tour at The Hippodrome, Kingston, England.
On her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays at The XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
The Official Charts Company announces that more than half a billion downloads have now been sold in the UK.
Susan Boyle sings for Pope Benedict XVI at an open-air ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland, when he visits the city.
The book Guinness World Records 2011 is published, including many new records achieved by music stars. Lady Gaga is 'Most Searched-For Female', on Google and Michael Jackson is the 'Most Searched-For Male'. Lady Gaga also secures the 'Most Weeks on the UK Chart In Any Year', shattering Oasis' long standing record with 154. Jay-Z and Beyonc are the highest-earning 'power couple', having banked $US122 million over the last year, while Miley Cyrus enters the record book as the 'Most Charted Teenager' for achieving 29 Billboard Hot 100 entries in the USA. Pixie Lott is included for having made the biggest-ever chart jump, when her single Boys And Girls went from No73 to No1 a week later.
Vampire Weekend play the second of three nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Alice In Chains play at The Charter One Pavilion, Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA.