News Round-Up: Public Enemy, Oasis and more

Public Enemy by Eitan Miskevich

Public Enemy by Eitan Miskevich

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…

Public Enemy have made their return to Def Jam in time for the release of a new album later this year.

What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down will be the hip hop golden age legends’ first record with the label which started it all in over two decades when it’s released on September 25th.

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Idles will stop for extra dates in Manchester and London during their UK and Ireland tour next year after it went on sale last week.

Added to the original night of May 20th, 2021, at the O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester is a second gig 24 hours later, while there’s now a third at the Brixton Academy in London the following month.

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Frank Turner is among the new additions to the Virgin Money Unity Arena.

Jack Savoretti and The Lighthouse Family have also signed up to perform at Newcastle Racecourse in September, where the UK’s first socially distanced concerts are being held to a capacity of 2,500 people kept apart on 500 separate viewing platforms.

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25 years since its original release, the star-studded album which went a long way in cementing the close bond between music and War Child is getting a reissue on September 9th.

HELP was a big seller back in 1995, raising much needed funds for the children caught up in the era’s Bosnian conflict, featuring that year’s biggest new heroes such as Noel Gallagher and Oasis, Blur, Radiohead, Manic Street Preachers and Massive Attack, as well as a cover of The Beatles’ Come Together when Paul McCartney and Paul Weller joined Gallagher as The Smokin’ Mojo Filters.

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Liam Gallagher will now play his free London concert for NHS and care workers next year.

Originally announced back in April for October 29th as the pandemic and subsequent lockdown tightened its grip on the UK – and when this autumn was being optimistically earmarked for live music to restart – the concert at London’s O2 Arena will instead now take place during the new big hope of spring 2021, on May 23rd to be exact.

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Singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle has died at the age of 38.

Earle began an eight album career in 2007 with Yuma, releasing what has proved be his final studio record, The Saint Of Lost Causes, in May 2019. Along the way he picked up numerous genre-specific awards, including the 2011 Americana Music Award for Song Of The Year courtesy of Harlem River Blues.

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