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Van Halen postpones summer concert dates

Van Halen is postponing some dates on its summer concert tour.

A source familiar with the tour who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed to The Associated Press that some of the group’s long-scheduled performances this summer are being postponed. The band’s website lists active tour dates through June 26.

Dozens of additional shows had been planned and there was no immediate reason given for the postponements. Representatives of the band and AEG, which is promoting the concerts in some regions, did not respond to messages from the AP on Thursday.

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More protests stalk Lady Gaga tour in Asia

Scores of Christian youths in the Philippines chanted “Stop the Lady Gaga concerts” at a rally Friday calling for the pop diva’s shows here to be canceled despite assurances from authorities that they won’t allow nudity and lewd acts.

Sold-out crowds and angry protests followed Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” Asian tour. Fans younger than 18 were banned from the Seoul concerts over complaints her lyrics and costumes were too sexually provocative, and she was denied a concert permit in Indonesia by police under pressure from Islamic hard-liners.

About 70 members of a group called Biblemode Youth Philippines rallied in front of the Pasay City Hall in metropolitan Manila. They said they were offended by Lady Gaga’s music and videos, in particular her song “Judas,” which they say mocks Jesus Christ. READ FULL STORY

Freddie Mercury to appear as 'optical illusion' at Queen show

If you think you see Freddie Mercury in the next few days, it might not just be Sacha Baron Cohen preparing for that biopic.

Queen guitarist Brian May revealed in an interview with the BBC that there would indeed be a visual representation of the late singer during a London performance of the musical We Will Rock You on May 14, though he abstained from calling the “effect” a hologram. In his words, Mercury’s rising will be “an optical illusion of sorts.” If you ask us, that sounds French for hologram.

And a damn good one, apparently. Said May, “People will come out saying, ‘did we actually see Freddie?'”

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T-Boz confirms Left Eye projection for TLC reunion tour, says Tupac's hologram made her cry

The Year of the Virtual Performer is officially in full swing.

Fresh of the heels of TLC’s “reunion” tour announcement, member T-Boz confirmed to Essence that the deceased Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes will indeed be represented on tour.

“I have been trying to get a hologram for years, but no one would pay for the budget,” she told Essence. Instead, the group will settle for projecting Left Eye’s likeness on a Jumbotron during shows. “Fans are happy, but it’s a reminder that she’s not here,” she says.

“With Lisa, the first three years, I don’t think I could’ve dealt with a hologram because you see how eerie it is,” she continued, adding: “When I saw the Tupac hologram, it made me feel some kind of way. I had tears in my eyes because he was my friend.”

Read more on EW.com:
On the tenth anniversary of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes’ death, TLC announces ‘reunion’ tour
Tupac’s hologram was developed by Oscar-winning effects people, cost a ton of money, has a Twitter account
Review: TLC, 3D


One Direction announces summer 2013 tour dates

ONE-DIRECTION

One Direction has announced a slew of North American tour dates for 2013, according to the group’s official website. Starting next June 13, the band will visit 25 venues throughout the U.S. and Canada, wrapping up in Los Angeles on Aug. 7.

The British-Irish boy band sensation had a banner week last week, selling out a Madison Square Garden date in minutes and performing on Saturday Night Live for the first time. Whether they plan to add more dates is uncertain (read: highly likely), but one thing is sure: There will be a lot of this. Click through for the full schedule. READ FULL STORY

Every Kelly Clarkson cover from her 'Stronger' tour, compiled for your viewing pleasure

This weekend, Kelly Clarkson will wrap up her Stronger tour after three months on the road, and we have to admit, we’re pretty sad about it.

The end of her tour means the end of the fan-requested covers, which have become YouTube highlights — and EW office favorites — over the past few months.

Throughout the duration of the tour, Clarkson has let fans submit song suggestions online, from Cee Lo Green to Britney Spears to Bonnie Raitt to Radiohead, for her to perform onstage.

Thus, because we love you so much (and because we need a playlist to get us through this slow Monday), Music Mix decided to put together a playlist of every single cover that Ms. Clarkson has performed during her tour. We’ll start with the two covers she delivered every show, and then move into the nightly specials. Enjoy! (And let us know your favorite in the comments below.)

“I Know You Won’t” by Carrie Underwood

“Heavy in Your Arms” Florence and the Machine

January 13 (MGM Grand Theatre, Mashantucket, CT)
“F**k You” by Cee Lo Green

January 17 (Times Union Center, Albany, NY)
“Fix You” by Coldplay

January 21, (Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY)
“My Man” by Barbra Streisand

KISS and Motley Crue will launch joint summer tour in 2012

Legendary rock bands KISS and Motley Crue — who haven’t shared a stage since 1982 — are uniting to launch The Tour of 2012, a joint spectacle that will hit over 40 cities nationwide starting July 20, according to a Live Nation announcement.

Tickets for the tour, which is being lauded as “the spectacle of spectacles” and “summer’s biggest, baddest rock tour,” will go on sale beginning Friday, March 23 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. But if you’re a fan club member for either band, you can purchase your pre-sale ticket beginning Wednesday, March 21 at 10 am.

Headbangers, is this the best rock and roll news you’ve heard this decade? Will you be lining up (digitally, of course) to get your tickets? Are you a bigger fan of KISS or of Motley Crue? Let us know in the comments!

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Sugarland to let fans plan set list on new tour. Your request?

In April, Sugarland will launch its In the Hands of the Fans tour, which will allow fans to determine each city’s set list. “THEY will make the requests that will help form the set list and guide the show,” singer Jennifer Settles says in the announcement. “Through texts, handwritten signs, the Internet (Twitter, Facebook, etc) phone calls made during the show and selections directly from the stage, the fans will become the conductors as well as the audience. If it’s on one of our records or if we’ve played it on a stage it is fair game.”

My first thought: This is a smart play for the band, which took a PR hit earlier this month when its legal team, defending against a negligence suit filed after the fatal Indiana State Fair stage collapse last summer, claimed “some or all of the plaintiffs failed to exercise due care for their own safety” and further that “some or all of the plaintiffs knowingly and voluntarily assumed and/or incurred the risk of injury to themselves.” (The band’s manager Gail Gellman attempted to clarify, saying: “Sadly when a tragedy occurs, people want to point fingers and try to sensationalize the disaster. The single most important thing to Sugarland are their fans. Their support and love over the past nine years has been unmatched. For anyone to think otherwise is completely devastating to them.”)

My second thought: A musician once told me that when he asks for requests from the stage, he’s pretty much just waiting for someone to yell out the name of the song he wanted to play next anyway. That takes a little bit of the fun out of it, but Sugarland’s penchant for performing covers live should actually make this interesting.

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Fiona Apple will play at least eight live shows this year -- find the details here

A lot has happened since we last heard from the talented, complicated Fiona Apple. Her most recent album, Extraordinary Machine, was released all the way back in the mists of 2005.

Since then she’s largely retreated from the spotlight, leaving patient fans to make do with musical descendants (or poor Xeroxes, depending on your point of view) Lana Del Rey and the like. But no more!

If your location and Ticketmaster deftness plays in your favor, you’ll get to see the singer-songwriter live for the first time in, well, a while.

Apple is slated to play two dates at this year’s South By Southwest festival in Austin, Tex., this year. (If you can’t make it, we’ll be there and let you know how they go.) And after that, she’ll embark on a short six-date tour through Chicago and a slew of key cities along I-95; according to her site, tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday.

But don’t worry, rest of America: there will likely be many more opportunities to see Fiona live, especially considering she’s supposed to have a new album to promote this year (fingers crossed). For now, though, here are the dates announced so far:

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Dave Matthews Band announce 2012 summer tour

Daveheads, lend me your ears! (And your car, because I’m gonna need a ride.) The boys will, once again, rightfully be back in town.

After the Dave Matthews Band‘s unprecedented touring hiatus in 2011 (which resulted in a four-stop Caravan mini-tour, instead of the road-happy group’s typically packed summer schedule) the Grammy-winning jammers announced they will be embarking on a 39-stop tour across North America. DMB bassist Stefan Lessard tweeted to fans early Wednesday morning, “Start getting excited!”
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