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Man Overboard begin a UK tour at The O2 Academy, Bournemouth, UK.
Between gigs during a European tour, Ellie Goulding and her band travel from Hamburg, Germany, to Warsaw, Poland.
London Grammar play at The O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK.
Pixies play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This is the first gig for their new bassist Paz Lenchantin.
On their Mechanical Bull tour, Kings Of Leon play at The KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Elvin Bishop plays at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks California, USA.
The GazettE play at Zepp Namba, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Lucy Kitchen releases a single, Tide, on Bohemia Rose Records in the UK.
Lady Gaga plays the third night of a seven-night residency at Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester dies of cancer, aged 69, at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
Saxophonist, composer and activist Fred Ho dies at home in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, eight years after being diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer.
Pianist/composer Hauschka plays at Yoshi's, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jeff Beck plays at Hammer Hall, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Franz Ferdinand play at Showbox SoDo, Seattle, Washington, USA, supported by Cate Le Bon.
A benefit concert for blues guitarist Walter Trout takes place in Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK. Artists performing include Otis Grand, Stephen Dale Petit, Bernie Marsden, Roger Chapman and Marcus Malone. Trout is awaiting a liver transplant and has thus been unable to tour for some while.
Janelle Monàe plays at The Academy 1, Manchester, England, UK.
Spiritual Front play at Propaganda, Vilnius, Lithuania, Europe.
Journey, The Steve Miller Band and Tower Of Power play at The AT+T Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Bastille play at The Egyptian Room, Old National Centre, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Chasing Dragons release a new album, Checkmate, on Trash Unreal Management Records in the UK.
A court in Los Angeles, California, USA, decides not to pursue felony theft charges against Justin Bieber due to lack of evidence. The young singer had been accused of snatching a woman's cellphone following a heated exchange at a miniature golf and batting cage park in Sherman Oaks.
Neilsen Soundscan releases a chart of the Top ten best-selling albums in the USA for the first half of the year, with the movie soundtrack Frozen in the No1 position. Frozen is also the only album to have sold more than one million copies. The complete Top Ten is as follows : 1. Soundtrack - Frozen 2,696,000 2. Beyonce - Beyonce 702,000 3. Eric Church - The Outsiders 642,000 4. Lorde - Pure Heroine 641,000 5. Coldplay - Ghost Stories 589,000 6. Various Artists - Now 49 482,000 7. Luke Bryan - Crash My Party 455,000 8. Katy Perry - PRISM 453,000 9. Various Artists - Now 50 452,000 10. Pharrell Williams - GIRL 452,000
BiS (aka Brand-new idol Society) play a final show at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan, Asia, before disbanding.
On her Dressed To Kill Tour, Cher plays at Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California, USA.
2NE1 play the first of two nights at The World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan. Asia.
Eels play at Teatro Romano di Fiesole, Florence, Italy, Europe.
Elton John plays at Marktplatz, Lörrach, Germany, Europe.
The Punk Show, an exhibition featuring photographs of The Clash, Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, Billy Idol, The Ramones and more, opens at Rockarchive Gallery, Islington, London, England, UK.
The Vans Warped tour, featuring Air Dubai, Anberlin, A Skylit Drive, Less Than Jake, Bowling For Soup, Antiserum, Bad Rabbits, Enter Shikari, Cute Is What We Aim For, Echosmith and others plays at The PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
One person dies and twenty others are hospitalized after attending the Mad Decent Block Party in Columbia, Maryland, USA. Most of those in hospital are suffering from drug-related problems. Artists appearing at the event include Sleigh Bells, Diplo, Flux Pavilion, and Wolfgang Gartner.
Neil Young And Crazy Horse play at The Music And Arts Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Pixie Lott releases her third studio album, Pixie Lott, on Mercury Records in the UK.
Kiss and Def Leppard play at The Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
deadmau5, Queens of the Stone Age, Jimmy Eat World, Anti‐Flag, Baby In Vain, Brody Dalle, Casper, Chill Bump, Deniz Koyu, Grand Mexican Warlock, Hősök, A Day to Remember, Kumka Olik, Magashegyi Underground, Psycho Village, Ska-P, Superhiks, The Bloody Beetroots and Thomas Gold play on the second day of the seven-day long Sziget Festival, Óbudai-Sziget, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
Taylor Swift appears on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in New York City, USA.
St. Vincent plays at The O2 Academy, Bristol, UK.
When tickets for X JAPAN's upcoming two concerts at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan, Asia, sell out in just one second after going on sale to the general public.
The Disney organisation files a legal action intended to block EDM producer Deadmau5 from registering his mouse-like stage costume as a trademark because it is too similar to their corporate Mickey Mouse head logo.
On their History Of The Eagles tour, The Eagles play at Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
The Zac Brown Band plays at The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Kraftklub play at Zenith, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Kate Bush plays at Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK, during a series of 22 live dates at the venue.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Dempagumi.inc play at the Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival, Tokyo Taiikukan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Overkill play at The Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays the second of two nights at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia.
Devon Sproule plays in McCabe's, Santa Monica, California, USA, with Matt The Electrician and Tim Easton.
One Direction release their fourth LP, Four, on Columbia/Syco Records in the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, France and Italy.
On his 27-city UR Experience tour Usher plays at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.