News Round-Up: Kendrick Lamar, Hayley Williams 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 is to headline British Summer Time at London’s Hyde Park.

He’ll be joined on July 5th by James Blake and Brittany Howard, and adds to other headliners across the concert series which include Pearl Jam and Taylor Swift.

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Alicia Keys has confirmed her new album ALICIA will be released on March 20th.

It features the previously shared Underdog single, of which Keys said: “Some people may think of the word underdog as a negative word but I see it as a powerful word representing people who may be underestimated and yet still rise to the challenge and exceed expectations.”

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Pearl Jam‘s new single Dance Of The Clairvoyants has been unveiled.

It’s the lead from the band’s eleventh studio album Gigaton which was confirmed for release on March 27th. “Making this record was a long journey,” Mike McCready has said.

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Paramore @ Bamboozle 08, Meadowlands NJ (Paul Bachmann / Live4ever)

Paramore @ Bamboozle 08, Meadowlands NJ (Paul Bachmann / Live4ever)

Paramore‘s Hayley Williams will release her debut solo album on May 8th.

Petals For Armor has been announced with lead single Simmer, and Williams said she is ‘so ready and so incredibly humbled to get to share this project’. “Making it was a scary, empowering experience,” she continues.

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Michael Kiwanuka, Mike Skinner, Róisín Murphy, Kate Tempest, Bombay Bicycle Club, Sports Team, The Big Moon, Black Country New Road, black midi, Brittany Howard and Squid have all been confirmed for this year’s BBC 6 Music Festival.

“I’m delighted that the 6 Music Festival will be bringing so many talented artists to Camden, to play in historic venues like the Roundhouse, FEST, Dingwalls and Electric Ballroom,” Paul Rodgers, Head of 6 Music, says.

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The first names for this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust concerts have been revealed, and two of the charity’s longest supporters will be back at the Royal Albert Hall for 2020.

Noel Gallagher will take to the stage on Friday, March 27th, while Stereophonics are first up on the 25th. Groove Armada play too, on the 26th, while Nile Rodgers & Chic are booked for the 29th.

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