ARCTIC MONKEYS ANNOUNCE LIMITED NORTH AMERICAN DATES
Arctic Monkeys have revealed a handful of North American dates for 2018. The UK rock band is so far scheduled to make their first 2018 appearance in Los Angeles on May 5 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery before hitting Europe for select dates and several festivals. The band has been slowly building to their live return following the success of the 2014 album AM. On July 24, the band will return to the U.S. to kick off the rest of their North American dates which include Forrest Hills Stadium in New York, The Anthem in Washington D.C., and close out at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario on Aug. 5. Tickets go on sale this Friday (March 16) at 10m local time.
LIL UZI VERT IS M.I.A. AT BUKU FEST IN NEW ORLEANS
Lil Uzi Vert was a no-show in New Orleans Saturday (March 10), giving promoters of the Buku Festival no explanation for pulling out of the event at the last minute. The “XO Tour Llif3” was scheduled to play Buku’s Power Plant stage from 8 to 9 p.m.Saturday, but when fans went over to the stage, they were told Lil Uzi Vert would not be performing. In a posting filled with spelling errors (including the misspelling of “Philadelphia”), organizers said the rapper “decided not to come at the last minute” and notes “there is no reason.” So far Lil Uzi Vert hasn’t addressed the cancellation.
TIM MCGRAW COLLAPSES ON STAGE IN IRELAND
Country music star Tim McGraw collapsed on stage Sunday night while performing in Dublin. McGraw was performing at the Country to Country festival in the UK and had previously played Friday night in London and Saturday night in Glasgow as part of the festival. McGraw’s wife, Faith Hill, addressed the crowd after the collapse stating “He’s been super dehydrated. I apologize, but I made the decision that he cannot come back out on stage.” A representative for McGraw said he was attended to on site and will be fine.
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