News Round-Up: Kendrick Lamar, Gerry Cinnamon and more

Kendrick Lamar @ Leeds Festival 2015 (Gary Mather / Live4ever)

Kendrick Lamar @ Leeds Festival (Gary Mather / Live4ever)

You’re in the right place if you’ve missed any of the week’s top news stories – here Live4ever’s News Round-Up presents a recap of the biggest and best headlines we featured during the last seven days.

Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys and Bad Bunny top the first line-up announcement for next year’s Bilbao BBK Live event.

The main acts will be joined in July 2020 by Caribou, Four Tet, Supergrass, Kelly Lee Owens, The Rapture, ionnalee, iamamiwhoami, Slowthai and plenty more.

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Stormzy will go around the world with his new album Heavy Is The Head next year.

Most of 2020 is now sorted with tours in Europe, North America, Asia, Oceania and Africa all locked in, everything starting with a date in Dubai at an as-yet-unconfirmed venue on February 7th.

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It took a few goes, but Kanye West finally got his new album Jesus Is King out on October 25th, and he’s now shared a video for its Closed On Sunday track.

In the end, the album came out on the same day the documentary of the same name premiered at select IMAX theaters.

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Gerry Cinnamon performing at TRNSMT Festival 2018 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Gerry Cinnamon performing at TRNSMT Festival 2018 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Gerry Cinnamon has unveiled a new set of UK and Ireland tour dates, as well as the title-track of his upcoming second album The Bonny.

With the word-of-mouth success of his debut album Erratic Cinematic set to be followed on April 10th next year, an outdoor gig at Hampden Park in Glasgow has already been pencilled in for July 18th 2020, and now more big shows have been confirmed to start at the Birmingham Arena on May 29th.

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Madonna has cancelled her Madame X tour dates in Boston on doctor’s orders.

In a statement on social media, the pop icon has said she is in ‘overwhelming pain’ and is thus taking a break with the aim of returning ‘stronger and better’. “Please forgive this unexpected turn of events,” it reads.

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Liam Gallagher, Lewis Capaldi and The Courteeners will headline TRNSMT Festival 2020.

Held on Glasgow Green between July 10th-12th, its three main acts have been revealed with a host of other artists; Gallagher’s Saturday night headline is to follow Foals, Keane and Twin Atlantic, the Oasis frontman commenting that he ‘loves Scotland’ and that it’s ‘an honour to be going back to headline TRNSMT’.

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