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Kanye West resumes Yeezus tour, reschedules several dates

He is risen! Except in Vancouver, Montreal, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. (Logistics, man. Sorry.)

Following a tour bus accident last week in Vancouver that severely damaged stage equipment, including a custom video truss and 60-foot circular LED screen, Kanye’s Yeezus tour is back on, per official word from his camp.

The tour resumes Nov. 16 in Philadelphia and wraps in Toronto on Dec. 23; three of the missed dates have been rescheduled, though four won’t be able to be made up.

See the full statement and new dates below: READ FULL STORY

Janelle Monae postpones tour dates for vocal rest

Fans hoping to Dance Apocalyptic with Janelle Monae in Anaheim, San Diego, and Phoenix will have to wait a little longer — Monae has postponed those three shows on her tour.

“Starting today, I am under strict doctor’s orders for mandatory vocal rest,” Monae wrote on her official website. “Not doing so could possibly result in damage to my vocal cords.”

There have been no dates rescheduled as of yet, though at the moment Monae intends on being in Dallas this Saturday for her concert at the House of Blues. She’s on her biggest headlining tour yet in support of her just-released new album The Electric Lady. And because Monae is Monae, she even stuck to her kooky script while announcing her postponements:  “But alas, apparently even the most expertly designed android breaks down sometimes and must recharge,” she wrote.

Katy Perry says her 2014 tour for 'Roar' will be 'less cartoony' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Katy Perry’s tour for Teenage Dream was an epic escapist odyssey that turned stadiums and arenas around the globe into her own personal Candyland. When she hits the road in 2014 in support of her chart-topping latest, Roar, what will she do to keep her game elevated?

“The tour is going to be fantastic,” Perry told EW while Tim Stack followed her halfway across the Earth for the cover story in the current issue. “I always try to take it to the next level. I think people will realize what the tour is going to be like when they listen to the music.”

Perry promises that the new show will definitely incorporate material from Roar, but she’ll always make room for her catalog of older hits. “There’s nothing worse than going to a concert of an artist and not hearing your favorite songs,” she said.

As for the concept and the stage design, Perry is tight-lipped, but she does offer one intimate tease. “Let’s just say I’m going to be very close to people,” she said.

Check out the rest of Perry’s thoughts about her upcoming tour in the exclusive video below. For more on EW’s whirlwind tag-along with Katy Perry, check out the current issue.

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Sting and Paul Simon to tour North America together in 2014

It’s a bromance we never saw coming: Paul Simon and Sting will embark on a tour of North America together early next year.

The two, who spilled the news to The New York Times ahead of tomorrow’s official announcement, show plenty of chemistry in the article, teasing each other and fondly recalling their first gig together, at a fundraiser this spring for the Robin Hood Foundation. “After we finished [the set],” Simon tells the Times, “we both looked at each other and said: ‘Wow. That’s pretty interesting.’ ”

“Paul Simon and Sting: On Stage Together” will kick off in February, and feature the two playing their hits in combination and on their own. Tickets go on sale a week from tomorrow.

Justin Bieber walks off stage following a bottle throwing incident

As a steady parade of cage fighters and The Simpsons have taught us, crazy things happen in Brazil. When you’re Justin Bieber, things get even crazier—and play out in real time on social media.

The 19-year-old pop star, who traveled to Brazil to headline a concert at Arena Anhembi in Sao Paulo on Saturday night, was just wrapping up “Boyfriend” when he was struck by a bottle thrown from the crowd. He left the stage and did not return; the lights came up a half hour later signaled that the evening was officially over.

This was, alas, not his only Brazilian incident. Page Six reported that on Friday night, Bieber was spotted and photographed exiting Centaurus, a notorious brothel in Rio de Janeiro. Other reports noted that Bieber had been asked to leave the establishment for violating undisclosed house rules. This report came only a day after a Panamanian newspaper reported that Bieber picked up a prostitute in Panama City.

It’s not all bad news: the singer did get through Sunday night’s concert in Rio without incident, and capped off his weekend by releasing “Bad Day,” which you can listen to below or purchase on iTunes. It’s a spare, pretty ballad that is better than the Daniel Powter song but not quite as good as the R.E.M. one of the same name.  READ FULL STORY

Fleetwood Mac cancel tour as John McVie battles cancer

Fleetwood Mac were set to play 14 dates in Australia and New Zealand in November, but the band announced on their Facebook page early Sunday that, due to health issues, the tour has been canceled. Bass guitarist John McVie is battling cancer and is undergoing treatment during the tour dates.

“We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates,” the band said in a statement. “We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best.”

The Facebook statement refers to McVie as “one of the co founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac,” though he replaced temporary bassist Bob Brunning shortly after the band’s formation in 1967.

Miley Cyrus crashes 'SNL' to announce 2014 tour -- VIDEO

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If Saturday Night Live fans thought they were done with Miley Cyrus for the year after she pulled double-duty as host and musical guest earlier this month, they were sorely mistaken. The “Wrecking Ball” singer returned on last night’s SNL to give Edward Norton some hosting tips (yeah, we’re not sure Ed should take her advice either) alongside 15-time host Alec Baldwin.

She kicked off her appearance with a little self-promotion, announcing her upcoming tour. “Real quick, I’d just like to announce to all my fans that I’m about to be going on tour.” Baldwin followed suit with his own message to Miley’s supporters: “And I’d like to announce to Miley’s fans that my new talk show is on MSNBC Fridays at 10 o’clock.”

Check out the moment during Norton’s monologue below:
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Austin Mahone treated for blood clot, cancels tour

Teen singer Austin Mahone has postponed his tour and is being treated for a blood clot in his throat.

A representative for the 17-year-old said in a statement Friday that Mahone was admitted to the hospital Thursday with a 104 temperature. The rep adds that he’s dealing with “extreme inflammation in his throat as well as severe dehydration.”

Mahone’s U.S. tour was supposed to kick off this week but is being pushed to next year.

The singer, popular among teenage girls, has opened on the road for Taylor Swift. The music video for his single “What About Love” has close to 50 million views on YouTube.

Mahone won the artist to watch award at the MTV Video Music Awards this year. He will release his debut album next year.

Paramore's Hayley Williams on touring, Zedd, and fighting

Paramore have hit a lot of milestones this year: They released their first album as a trio, scored their first entry into the radio top 10 with the single “Still Into You,” and are about to embark on their biggest arena tour yet—including their first headlining spot at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The trek kicks off tomorrow night in Seattle (complete dates are here), but before she packed for the road, singer Hayley Williams took some time out to talk about the new run, the damage done during the “Still Into You” video, and how she ended up on Zedd’s “Stay the Night.”

Entertainment Weekly: You’ve been at this a while, but these are some of the biggest rooms you’ve ever played coming up on this tour. Do you still get nervous?
Hayley Williams: I still get nervous. I get nervous before every show, even if it’s small. I just want everything to be perfect. We’re sort of perfectionists until we get out there, and then once we get out there, anything goes. I have really big butterflies — I’m kind of freaking out about all these rooms. I’m really excited and, like, throwing up in my mouth about Madison Square Garden.

So what sort of show are you putting on in Madison Square Garden?
Have you ever seen that war scene in Metallica’s show? We’re not doing that. [Laughs] We have never actually done a big production. We generally tend to show up on stage with our gear and a backdrop and some pretty lights. So we put a lot more thought into this show. The set list is longer; we’re playing almost two hours every night. I feel so old—I cannot believe we’re playing two hours a night! But when we’re playing it goes by so fast for me. READ FULL STORY

Violent Femmes talk reunion, Central Park show

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When the organizers of Coachella reached out to the Violent Femmes to play this summer’s event, it had been six years since the much beloved indie-rock trio had performed a show, in part because of intra-band tensions.

“It was an offer that came to us through our booking agent,” singer-guitarist Gordon Gano tells EW. “I think he said in a communication, ‘I know there’s no chance in hell but I’ve got to let you know that there’s this going on.’ But we thought, ‘Yeah, alright, let’s see if we can get together and do this.’”

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