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Erasure release a new single, Breathe, on Mute Records in the UK.
On her Most Wanted tour, Hilary Duff plays at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
On her Diary Tour, Alicia Keys plays at The Bass Concert Hall, Austin, Texas, USA.
Ashlee Simpson plays at The Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Grates play at The Windmill, Brixton, London, UK.
Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard play the first of five non-consecutive nights at the Pantages Theater, Los Angeles.
On their Up Close And Personal tour, The Backstreet Boys play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Shortly after passing her driving test in Norwich, UK, pop singer Jamelia buys herself a new Audi A4 S4 at a cost of £45,000.
Tonedeff releases his debut LP, Archetype, on QN5 Music in the USA.
Duran Duran play at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Mudvayne release their third full-length album, Lost And Found, on Sony Music.
Umphrey's McGee play at Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
A lwasuit - Parks vs LaFace Records - brought on behalf of civil rights campaigner Rosa Parks against the hip-hop duo Outkast and their producer and record labels, is settled with Parks being paid an undisclosed cash settlement and the duo agreeing to work with the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development in creating educational programs about the life of Rosa Parks. The record labels and Outkast admitted to no wrongdoing.
Nanci Griffith plays at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England, UK.
The Coral play at The Astoria, London, England, UK.
Queen And Paul Rodgers play at The Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Mark Knopfler plays at The Torwar, Warsaw, Poland, Europe.
Snow Patrol play at The Quest, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, supported by Embrace.
Velvet Revolver play at Jones Beach, Wantagh, New York State, USA.
Missy Elliott releases a new single, Lose Control, on The Goldmine Inc, in the USA.
Three hundred and twenty eight fans are injured at a free open air concert by the rock/hip-hop group Cafe Tacuba in the main square of Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Iron Maiden play at Egishorllin Stadium, Reykjavik, Iceland, Europe.
Paul Anka is conferred with the title of Officer of the Order of Canada by Ottawa Governor General Adrienne Clarkson.
Gene Loves Jezebel play at The Cluny, Newcastle, UK.
The Dears, supported by The Shout Out Louds, play at the Exit/In Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Chris Isaak plays at The MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The first day of the first-ever Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, features New Order, Moby, The Bravery, The Dears, Basement Jaxx, Keane, Kasabian, Mylo and LCD Soundsystem.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at Hammersmith Apollo, London, England, UK.
On their Twisted Logic tour, Coldplay play the first of two nights at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Super Furry Animals play at Somerset House, Temple, London, England, UK.
On her Live At Last tour, Anastacia plays at Warwick Castle, Warwick, England, UK.
Jeanette Sliwinski, suicidally-inclined driver of a vehicle which deliberately crashed into another car in Chicago, Illinois, USA, four days earlier, is charged with first degree murder. Members of the bands Silkworm, The Returnables and Exo And The Dials all died in the collision.
George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic play at The Forum, Kentish Town, London, England, UK.
Avril Lavigne plays at The MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Canada, supported by Butch Walker.
Jamie Cullum plays at Audley End, Saffron Walden, England, UK.
B.B. King celebrates his imminent 80th birthday with a multi-artist blues concert at the Isle of Capri's Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA to benefit the planned B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center. Also on the bill are Deborah Coleman, Bobby Blue Bland, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Jody Williams and Dickey Betts. King closes the show with his own set and a jam that includes all of the artists.
Supergrass play in The Grolsch Summer Set at Somerset House, The Strand, London, England, UK.
David Gray plays in The Moore Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
K.T. Tunstall plays at Regents Park Open Air Theatre, London, England, UK.
Brian Wilson plays at The Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Death Cab For Cutie release their fifth album, Plans, in the USA.
Isla Grant plays at The Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, Australia, Oceania.
John Legend plays at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
Neil Diamond plays at General Motors Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Method Man and Redman play at the Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Jazz-rock fusion saxophonist Steve Marcus, dies in his sleep, aged 66, in New Hope, Pennsylvania, USA.
Diana Ross is involved in a car crash on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA. The fender of her car is torn off but Miss Ross is not injured.
The VH1 Hip Hop Honors show is broadcast live on tv in the USA with performances by Kanye West, Nelly, Eve, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott, Common, Jazzy Jeff, Fat Joe, Biz Markie, Faith Evans, En Vogue and The Roots.
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails posts a strenuous denial on the band's website refuting rumours that drummer Jerome Dillon's recent hospitalisation with heart problems is connected in any way with drink or drugs abuse.