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Mariah Carey plays at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.
Serafina Steer plays a free promotional gig at the Rough Trade East record store, London, UK.
On their 2nd Law World Tour, Muse play at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Hives play at Flygeln, Norrkoping, Sweden, Europe.
The three-day-long London A Cappella Festival, curated by the 5-time Grammy- winning vocal group The Swingle Singers, comes to an end at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, UK.
Neon Trees play at The Frannz Club, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Opium Dream Estate play at The Highlander, Paris, France, Europe.
The Heritage Blues Orchestra plays at The Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow, Scotland.
Fall Out Boy play at the 900-capacity at Underworld, Camden, London, UK.
Ellie Goulding plays at The Esplanade, Singapore, Asia.
The Alabama Shakes play at The Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Grammy Award-winning harmonica master James Cotton, blues-rocking guitarist/vocalist Tinsley Ellis and The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson and guitarists Jody Williams and Bob Margolin, appear in the Blues At The Crossroads II: Muddy And The Wolf concert in Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Rihanna begins her Diamonds World Tour with a show at the First Niagara Center, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Justin Bieber plays at The O2 World, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
A re-formed line-up of Black Flag play an invites-only show for family and friends at Moose Lodge, Redondo Beach, California, USA. The venue is where the group played its first-ever gig in 1979.
On her Mrs Carter Show World Tour Beyonce plays at Slovnaft Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe.
Xzibit is among the artists performing at The 93.5 K-Day Krush Groove in Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Opening statements in the lawsuit by Katherine Jackson against concert promoter AEG Live, are made in court in Los Angeles, California, USA. Katherine Jackson is suing AEG claiming that the company's negligent behaviour led to the death of her son Michael Jackson in 2009 from an overdose of Propofol.
Award-winning blues band King King play at DeCasino, Sint Nikklaas, Belgium, Europe.
Peter Murphy plays at Grand Central, Miami, Florida, USA.
As part of the Lumia Live Sessions tour British electro pop band Fenech-Soler perform in a mixed martial arts caged arena [Leeds Cage] in Leeds, England, UK, Europe, to an audience of approximately 150 people.
On her The Mrs Carter Show World Tour Beyonce plays the fifth of six nights at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
Noah And The Whale release a new single, There Will Come A Time, on Mercury Records in the UK.
Austrian House music producer, remixer and DJ Peter Rauhofer dies of the effects of a recently-diagnosed brain tumour. Based in New York City, USA, Rauhofer remixed for Depeche Mode, Madonna, Seal, Funky Green Dogs, Kylie Minogue and others. He also made use of several aliases including House Heroes and Sizequeen.
Ziggy Marley takes part in motorcycle riding during the Marley Africa Road Trip at Newcomb's Ranch Roadhouse in La Canada-Flintridge, Canada.
It is reported that Aretha Franklin has canceled two upcoming shows [May 20th in Chicago and May 26th at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut], following a "doctor's recommendation for treatment during the time frame of May 20th and May 26th."
The world's first playable beer bottle is unveiled at The Semi-Permanent Gathering in Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania. Named the Beck's Edison Bottle, it is a one-off product based on Thomas Edison's cylinder recording system. The music etched into the bottle is Here She Comes by New Zealand band Ghostwave.
Jen Chapin releases the album Reckoning in the USA.
James McCartney, the son of Sir Paul McCartney, plays at Eddie's Attic, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Police find a small amount of cannabis in a hotel room occupied by Joel Madden of Good Charlotte at The Darling Hotel, Sydney, Australia, Oceania. Madden, in Sydney appearing as a judge on tv talent show The Voice, is asked to leave the hotel. No charges are brought against him because only a small amount of cannabis has been found.
The three-day long Pinkpop Festival 2013 comes to an end at Landgraaf, Netherlands, Europe. Acts appearing over the three days of the event include Kings of Leon, The Killers, Green Day, Paramore, Phoenix, Ellie Goulding, Fun., and The Script.
Madonna attends the premiere of the tour documentary movie Madonna: The MDNA Tour at The Paris Theatre, New York City, USA.
The Black Crowes play at 013 [Dommelsch Zaal], Tilburg, Netherlands, Europe.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers are among the artists playing at The Summerfest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Elton John plays at The Song Festival Grounds, Tallinn, Estonia, Europe.
Kenny Rogers begins a brief British tour with a show at The Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales.
MS MR play at The Haunt, Brighton, UK.
Indian-influenced blues guitarist Harry Manx is among the artists playing at Atlin Arts And Music Festival, Atlin, British Columbia, Canada.
Mark Knopfler plays at The Granaries In Floriana, Malta, Europe.
On The Wall Tour 2013, Roger Waters plays at The Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece, Europe.
David Bowie releases Valentine's Day, the fourth single from his 24th studio album The Next Day, in the UK. the song is widely perceived as being critical of American gun laws.
On the Superstars Of Soul nostalgia tour, Ben E. King and Jimmy James And The Vagabonds play at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK.
The Young Sinclairs release a new EP, You Know Where To Find Me, on Planting Seeds Records.
Katy Perry closes the iTunes Festival with a gig at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, UK.
Miley Cyrus releases her fourth album, Bangerz, in Australia.
Landshapes play at The Lexington, London, UK.
Simple Minds play at Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
On their Bula Quo tour, Status Quo play at The Stadthalle, Bielefeld, Germany, Europe.
Boyband Union J play at The City Hall, Sheffield, UK.
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