Lana Del Rey has cancelled her European and UK tour ‘due to illness’

The ‘Lust for Life’ hitmaker has revealed she has “totally lost” her “singing voice” and has been advised to take four weeks off by doctors. Buy tickets below. The EU leg of her tour was due to kick off on February 21 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, and end on March 3 at Lanxess Arena in Cologne. Whilst the UK dates – in support of her latest LP ‘Norman F***ing Rockwell’ – would have seen the US singer/songwriter play The O2 in London on February 25, plus further dates in Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham. In a statement shared with The O2 arena, Lana, who is devastated to let her fans down, said:“Sorry to let everyone down so last minute but this illness has taken me by surprise and have totally lost my singing voice. Dr has advised 4 weeks off for the moment. I hate to let everyone down but I need to get well. Love Lana.”Those who had purchased tickets will be able to receive a refund a their point of purchase. The tour cancellation comes after Lana was confirmed to play the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.The 34-year-old singer is due to play Worthy Farm this June. The […]

Primus to Cover Rush on New North American Tour

Primus (photo by Johnny Perilla) and Neil Peart of Rush (photo via Wikipedia Commons) Primus have announced a special North American tour that will see them cover Rush. Officially titled “A Tribute to Kings”, the trek will boast nightly full-album performances of Rush’s 1977 album A Farewell to Kings in addition to a proper Primus set. The massive trek officially launches at the end of May and extends through early August. Primus are scheduled to visit Houston, Austin, New Orleans, Orlando, Charlotte, Baltimore, and New York. There are also concerts marked for Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Chicago, Denver, Spokane, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Bands such as Wolfmother, The Sword, and Battles will join Primus on select dates. Primus and Rush were once tour mates, and the former had previously considered bringing the latter’s Hemispheres LP out on the road with them. However, it was A Farewell to Kings — the first-ever Rush record Primus leader Les Claypool had heard — that ultimately made the final cut. Claypool explained to Rolling Stone, saying: “Well, like I said, originally we’d always kind of joked around about doing Hemispheres. That record has always had a very big place in my heart and head. […]

Louise Redknapp pays tribute to Caroline Flack in heartfelt post

Louise Redknapp has remembered her “kindest, brightest friend” Caroline Flack in an emotional Instagram post following her death on Saturday. The former Eternal star took to her social media page to share a picture of herself and the Love Island presenter pouting for the cameras, and broke her tribute down into sections as she paid tribute to her close pal. “Caroline when things were tough for me and you were going through equally such a tough time you reached out to me and it was so nice to have someone that had been there and been through the same emotions and feelings as me even though different circumstances,” she began. “I always think it takes a certain soul to be able to reach out to someone who they don’t really know that well and speak from the heart but you did that for me and from that moment a close friendship was founded. I feel so proud that I was someone that you felt you could trust and that you could speak to at any time about anything.” Touching on the difficult time Caroline had prior to her death, including being arrested for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton, Louise […]

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker says working with Lady Gaga taught him to be confident

The Tame Impala star – who is back with new album ‘The Slow Rush’ today (14.02.20) – has revealed he was inspired by just how “human” the ‘Born This Way’ hitmaker was when they were in the studio for her 2016 LP ‘Joanne’. Buy tickets below. In an interview with The Sun newspaper, Kevin shared: “It was great being in the same room as her. “Not just to witness the conviction she has for what she’s doing but also to see how human she is. “It was inspiring because I realised you don’t need a superhuman level of confidence to still be confident in what you’re doing.” He added: “I decided to be confident because I was wasting my time not being confident. “I’ve seen people around me that have conviction and I realised conviction is so important in moving forward with music or art. “Although it’s a strong word, I’m kind of repulsed by lack of conviction.” The ‘Let It Happen’ musician also admitted that he’s always been scared of getting up on stage and performing in front of thousands of people, but having music he released with the pop superstar heard by millions of people is not terrifying […]

Hailey Baldwin: ‘Justin had very little to do with 2019 wedding party’

Justin Bieber had very little input into his wedding party last year (19), leaving his wife Hailey to organise the big event. The Biebers marked the first anniversary of their courthouse wedding by staging a lavish bash for family and friends at the Montage Palmetto Bluff resort in South Carolina, and in the latest episode of Justin’s YouTube series, Seasons, his bride reveals her man had very little to do with the preparations. “He is not very involved to be honest,” she says. “I think he trusts my vision.” He agrees, “She was involved in pretty much all of the decision making as far as the wedding was concerned. I just basically showed up.” Hailey, 23, adds, “He tried the cakes, he helped pick out colour schemes, he looked at all the vision boards and said, ‘This looks cool’.” The couple exchanged vows again in front of 154 guests, including Ed Sheeran, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and Jaden Smith. The bride looked stunning in a Virgil Abloh-designed mermaid-style gown. Meanwhile, Hailey also reveals she and Justin delayed the wedding bash for a year so they could get used to married life. “We wanted to move in together, and we didn’t […]

LeAnn Rimes launches new love songs initiative with Selena Gomez cover

LeAnn Rimes has launched a new weekly love songs initiative just in time for St. Valentine’s Day. The singer plans to release a cover of one of her favourite love songs every Friday, and she has kicked off her LovE Songs series with a stripped-down rendition of Selena Gomez’s Lose You to Love Me, revealing she really connected to the song. “Lose You to Love Me is such a beautifully written, honest portrayal of a woman putting her heart first and the drastic process in which one sometimes has to go through in order to heal from a broken heart,” Rimes tells Billboard. “It’s the kind of beautiful ballad you don’t hear very much in pop music anymore.” Rimes is also planning to release her cover of a song “that had a big moment at the Grammys this year”, as well as one of her favourite Bon Iver songs. “It’s basically a way to have fun with music,” Rimes adds. “Love is a big topic to cover, and not everyone is in a relationship with a lover, so we cover all bases, from falling in love to heartbreak. “We keep it super simple, filming it in our house. My husband […]

John Legend announces “Bigger Love 2020 Tour”

John Legend has announced an extensive North American tour. The “Bigger Love 2020 Tour” is comprised of 27 dates and takes place during the summer months of August and September. This new itinerary includes shows in Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. The beloved 41-year-old musician will also play the piano for audiences in New York, Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. Additionally, Legend will present a two-night stint at Seattle’s Chateau St. Michelle. Pre-sales begin February 11th, while general on-sale starts Valentine’s Day (February 14th) at 10 a.m. local time on Ticketmaster. Once they sell out there, tickets can be found here. Editors’ Picks Legend kicked off the year with a new single dubbed “Conversations in the Dark”. He also recently won his 11th Grammy for “Higher”, a collaboration with DJ Khaled and Nipsey Hussle. During the Grammy ceremonies, Legend participated in a moving tribute to the late Hussle. John Legend 2020 Tour Dates:08/12 – Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre08/13 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre08/15 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater08/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre08/18 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center08/19 – Saint Augustine, FL @ The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre08/21 – […]

Selena Gomez is ‘committed’ to her health journey

The ‘Rare’ singer has been making an effort to prioritise her health and wellbeing since taking a hiatus to seek treatment for her mental health in late 2018, and her personal trainer Luke Milton has now said Selena is “looking out for her health” both physically and mentally. He said: “She looks amazing, she really does. She’s committed to it and she’s consistent. She’s looking out for her health, and that’s the big thing. I’ve got nothing but positive things to say about her.” Luke, who is a former rugby player, founded Training Mate – the program Selena attends – in 2013, which is a 45-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout that merges cardio with resistance exercises. And whilst Selena, 27, was “quite nervous” when she first joined the program with best friend Courtney Lopez, Luke insists she’s “done really well” since. He added to Us Weekly magazine: “We always want [her] to leave with a smile on her face because it builds results. The more people come, the more active they are, the better the results are.” Meanwhile, the ‘Look At Her Now’ hitmaker recently said she was “relieved” when she received the diagnosis for her mental health, as […]

Louis Tomlinson loves listening to One Direction when he’s drunk

The 28-year-old singer/songwriter has just released his first solo album ‘Walls’ but admitted he still gets nostalgic for his time in the boyband with Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan. Buy tickets below. He told Billboard: “I’m not going to lie, I probably have two or three moments a year, and it’ll just happen – normally after being drunk. We’ll get back to the house and have bit of a One Direction marathon. “I have to be a bit drunk, because otherwise I think it’s a bit naff. But if I’ve had a few drinks, I love reminiscing on the songs, thinking about when they were written and stuff like that.” And Louis revealed that ‘Clouds’ from the band’s 2014 album ‘Four’ always gives him goosebumps. He explained: “We opened the tour with it and – I’ve got goosebumps now – every time I hear that song, it takes me back to that stadium tour.” Meanwhile, Louis’ ‘Walls’ topped the worldwide iTunes album chart after its release on Friday (31.01.20) and hit the top spot in 47 countries worldwide and Louis took to Twitter to share that he was “blown away”. He also said: “Thank you so much for […]

Lady Gaga’s mum urges parents to learn how to help children through mental health struggles

Lady Gaga’s mum has pleaded with parents to learn how to recognise their kids are struggling with their mental health. Cynthia Germanotta opened up about her daughter’s tough time in middle school during an interview on U.S. TV show Today’s web series Through Mom’s Eyes and described how severe bullying led to the Poker Face star’s battles with mental illness “In middle school, because she was unique, she started experiencing a lot of struggles,” said Germanotta, who co-founded the Born This Way Foundation with the A Star Is Born actress in 2012 to support the mental and emotional wellness of young people. “You know, feeling isolated from events. Humiliated. Taunted. And she would start to question herself and become doubtful of her own abilities. And that’s when she developed depression.” However, while Cynthia and Gaga’s father, Joe, tried their best as parents to help, she confessed they “didn’t know everything” – meaning she didn’t realise the depths of the Just Dance star’s childhood depression. “I felt where I made mistakes was I didn’t really know the warning signs to look for,” she confessed. Cynthia added it was that lack of knowledge that inspired her and Lady Gaga to launch the […]