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Ed Sheeran unveils 2013 headline tour dates, gives EW exclusive performance video -- Watch it here

Breakout British folkie/T-Swift’s favorite ginger duet partner Ed Sheeran is bringing his A Team to the U.S. with his biggest headlining tour to date.

The 18-city trek kicks off on Jan. 17 at the House of Blues in Houston, and includes stops at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and the Hollywood Palladium. Sheeran’s current road trip—VH1′s You Oughta Know Tour, which continues through mid-October—is already fully sold out, with many shows being moved to larger venues.

Sheeran will also appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Oct. 4 to perform his current single, “The A Team,” currently climbing the charts (it also has more than 43 million views on YouTube).

Fans will get even more of Sheeran when Taylor Swift’s new album, Red, arrives Oct. 22.

But for now, check out this exclusive video of Sheeran performing his percussive “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” live at London’s Shepard’s Bush Empire, and find the tour’s full itinerary after the jump:


Nas and Lauryn Hill announce 'Life Is Good/Black Rage' team-up tour

Good news, fans of Nastradamus and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill: The biggest tour of 1999 has finally arrived!

In all seriousness, October 6 marks the kick-off of an historic trek. The “Life Is Good/Black Rage” tour features co-headliners Nas (he of the recently-released tenth solo album Life is Good) and Lauryn Hill (she of the forthcoming single “Black Rage,” multiple horror stories in the new Wyclef memoir, and quite a big tax bill).

Nas kicks the tour off by himself but will be joined by Hill for 10 shows, starting with a stop in Dallas on October 29. The whole thing ends on December 31 with a Nas solo show on New Year’s Even at New York’s legendary Radio City Music Hall.

Of course, perhaps the bigger story here is the fact that Hill is promising a new single. READ FULL STORY

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong rushed to hospital, band cancels Italy show

Labor Day weekend is a time for rest, though Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong got more rest than he bargained for on Sunday.

While on tour in Italy, Armstrong was rushed to the hospital, forcing the group to cancel a performance in Bologna.

The other two members of the band, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, took to YouTube to post a video apology to the fans who were looking forward to the show at the I-Day Festival. Check out their comments below.


Eddie Van Halen undergoes emergency surgery

In the past, guitar icon Eddie Van Halen has attributed many of his headaches on Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth; his latest ailment, though, owes less to the one they call Diamond than to sheer unfortunate luck.

According to the Van Halen website, Eddie underwent emergency surgery for “a severe bout of diverticulitis,” a disease that causes painful inflammation in the intestines. “No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within 4-6 months,” the site said.

The band has been forced to reschedule an entire tour of Japan that was supposed to begin in November. The new dates will be some time in 2013.

It’s been a year of ups and downs for the legendary — and legendarily troubled — rockers: After putting out a largely excellent comeback album, the band inexplicably cancelled 32 dates back in June. (They said in later interviews that they had simply overextended themselves, and that everybody was still getting along and in good health.)

Eddie, who is 57, has had a number of physical woes that have gotten in the way of his latter-day career, and has undergone a number of treatments for major problems, including hip-replacement surgery and an operation to remove a third of his tongue due to cancer.

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Nicki Minaj cancels gigs amid 'American Idol' speculation

Normally, Nicki Minaj doesn’t like to keep quiet. But now, it looks like she has no choice: the Pink lady has cancelled her performances at the U.K.’s V Festival (August 18 and 19) due to “strained vocal chords,” according to a statement released by her publicist on Saturday. The statement says that Minaj already had bruised vocal chords during an August 14th gig in New York, and after a recent x-ray, her doctor suggested that she rest for a few more days. The news also comes just one day after reports that Minaj is a top contender for the open judge’s seat on American Idol. Earlier this month, she tweeted that she has to start her fall tour later than planned, but slyly added that when her fans find out why she’s postponing it, “they will be very happy.” Looks like she has a good excuse to keep mum about that for a while.

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Jonas Brothers reuniting for one-night-only concert

Image credit: Matt Stroshane/Disney via Getty Images

The huge Jonas Brothers-shaped void in our hearts will soon be filled, temporarily, that is. The trio is reuniting on stage for the first time in three years for a one-night-only concert.

Aside from their string of hits, the band will also debut songs from their upcoming album (to be released next year) during their Oct. 11 performance at Radio City Music Hall. This is the only performance slated for the entire year.

“Over the last three years, we’ve all had life changing experiences — both individually and as a group,” Nick said in a press release. “Those experiences allowed us to create new music that we are really proud of and excited to share with our fans.”

Despite the brothers’ respite from the stage, they have kept busy with other ventures — mainly reality TV shows. Joe is a judge on the new CW music competition The Next (which debuted yesterday), while Kevin and his wife Danielle are starring in the aptly-titled E! reality series Married to Jonas (debuting on Sunday). Joe was also one of the bachelors looking for love on this summer’s Fox celebrity dating show The Choice.  Nick and Joe will make appearances on Kevin’s show, but there are no scheduled cameos yet from Kevin and Joe on The Next. That’s too bad, the trio could put their powers together to become Super Coach.

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Bad day for R&B: Frank Ocean, R. Kelly cancel performances

Frank Ocean has really been on quite a roll: The news of his sexuality was embraced with almost universal acceptance and understanding, his album Channel Orange has put up some big sales figures in its first two weeks, and he laid out what might have been the best performance of this year’s Lollapalooza.

All that momentum makes today’s news especially disappointing, as Ocean has cancelled a handful of tour dates that included a run of European festivals and a 10-show stint as the opening act for Coldplay. “I feel like an a–hole right now,” Ocean said in a statement about the cancellations. “A tough decision had to be made in regard to my schedule over the next months.” READ FULL STORY

Madonna concert in Russia threatened, U.S. Embassy responds

Madonna has made a career out of pushing buttons and poking at hornets’ nests, but her latest piece of controversy goes far beyond flashing her naughty bits, mucking with Nazi imagery, or deflecting catty barbs from Elton John.

In the wake of Madonna’s support for imprisoned Russian punk band Pussy Riot (who are currently on trial for staging a protest and criticizing Vladimir Putin), the U.S. Embassy in Russia has encouraged fans attending Thursday’s show in St. Petersberg to be extra vigilant and alert following credible threats of violence. READ FULL STORY

The Who announce 'Quadrophenia' tour, one night only documentary

The Who haven’t windmilled their way through North America in four years, but that drought is about to come to an end. The surviving members of the band — guitarist Pete Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey — announced today that they will be embarking on a tour through the continent showcasing their legendary 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia.

Though Tommy has always had a much greater following (and had a genuine hit attached to it in “Pinball Wizard”), it’s only one of a series of rock operas constructed by the Who over the course of their career. Quadrophenia doesn’t have as clean a narrative as Tommy, but it does showcase the band’s legendarily dynamic sound. Set in London in the ’60s, it’s an exploration of mental illness told through the eyes of a British teenager.

The jaunt is set to kick off on Nov. 1 in Sunrise, Fla., and continue into 2013. READ FULL STORY

Radiohead postpone tour dates in wake of Toronto stage collapse

Radiohead have been laying pretty low since last weekend’s stage collapse in Toronto that killed drum tech Scott Johnson and injured three others. But the band released a statement earlier today announcing that they would be postponing a handful of upcoming tour dates, though the reason has less to do with the ongoing investigation regarding the accident and more to do with the fact that their light show has been compromised.

“As you will probably have heard the roof over the stage collapsed at our show in Toronto killing crew member Scott Johnson and injuring three other crew members,” the band wrote in a statement. “The collapse also destroyed the light show — this show was unique and will take many weeks to replace. The collapse also caused serious damage to our backline, some elements of which are decades old and therefore hard to replace. Whilst we all are dealing with the grief and shock ensuing from this terrible accident there are also many practical considerations to deal with.”

The band postponed a total of seven shows in Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. The band hopes to have new dates and information regarding those shows by June 27. Read the entirety of the statement below. READ FULL STORY

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