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Jeremy Corbyn to speak at Glastonbury, Tin Pan Alley to get new venue, new tours: GNR, Hollywood Vampires
By IQ on 04 Apr 2016
Guns N’ Roses reunite for North American stadium tour
Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan will regroup for a North American stadium tour following the band’s headline appearance at Coachella next month. The Not in this Lifetime tour, produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will see GNR headline stadium dates throughout the US and Canada, starting in Detroit at Ford Field on 23 June and include shows in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Washington DC, Philadelphia and more.
New venue planned for Denmark Street
Camden Council has granted planning permission for a new music venue near Denmark Street, known as London’s ‘Tin Pan Alley’. The 280-capacity venue, which will form part of the new St Giles Circus development, is expected to open in 2018. (The Spaces)
Jeremy Corbyn to appear at Glastonbury
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition in the UK, will speak at Glastonbury Festival in June after accepting an invitation from left-wing singer-songwriter Billy Bragg. Corbyn, who was elected leader of the Labour Party in September, will speak on the Left Field stage on behalf of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. (NME)
LA County Fair chief steps down
Jim Henwood, chief executive officer of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, has resigned after reports emerged that he earnt a salary of over US$1 million last year while the company posted a loss of over $3.5m. The association operates the Fairplex facility (formerly the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds) in Pomona, California. (Los Angeles Times)
Hollywood Vampires announce summer tour
Supergroup Hollywood Vampires – Alice Cooper, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and Johnny Depp – will play nine festival and one-off dates this summer. The tour kicks off on 27 May at Rock in Rio Lisboa before heading to Sweden, Denmark, Romania and US, finishing on 25 July at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles. (Billboard)