Watch Judas Priest show support for Argentina team during Buenos Aires gig

Following Argentina’s win, the band’s Rob Halford shared a photo of the moment from the concert, writing in the caption: “Congratulations argentina and to all the teams who played their hearts out you did your best.”

The match, which took place at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium, ended in a penalty shootout that Argentina ultimately won.

Hugh Jackman called it a “sensational tournament with herculean efforts by both teams” while Architects’ Sam Carter said: “What a truly unbelievable game of football! Best final I’ve ever seen. Congratulations Argentina.”

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Last month, Dolly Parton performed ‘Jolene’ with Judas Priest‘s Rob Halford at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony.


The singer was inducted into the prodigious class alongside EminemDuran DuranLionel Richie and more at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Judas Priest were also inducted and performed a three-song set on the night in which they reunited with former guitarist K.K. Downing and drummer and ex-member Les Binks. Frontman Halford then returned to the stage to perform ‘Jolene’ with Parton as part of her performance.

In other news, Judas Priest launched the latest US leg of their ’50 Heavy Metal Years Tour’ in Wallingford, Connecticut back in October and performed ‘Genocide’ to the surprise of many fans in attendance.

The band are due to join Ozzy Osbourne on tour next year when he plays the UK and Europe – find tickets here.



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Harry Styles announces rescheduled 2022 world tour dates

“I’m so happy to announce that ‘Love On Tour 2022’ is finally coming to the UK, Europe and South America,” Styles wrote on Instagram. “I’m so excited to see you. Thank you, I love you. H.”

The ‘Love On Tour’ shows start on June 11 at Glasgow’s Ibrox Stadium. They’ll then continue through the UK and Ireland, taking in Manchester, London and Dublin, before crossing over to Europe and running throughout July. The world tour will conclude in November in Latin America.

Special guests include Mitski on the UK dates, Arlo Parks in Dublin, Wolf Alice on select European dates and Koffee across all Latin American dates.

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All existing tickets for rescheduled shows will remain valid. Tickets for the new shows go on general sale 9am on Friday (January 28) here.

You can see the full list of Harry Styles’ upcoming tour dates below:


JUNE 2022

11 – Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, UK (new show)
15 – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, UK (new show)
18 – Wembley Stadium, London, UK (new show)
22 – Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland (new show)
26 – Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany (new show)
29 – Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, Sweden (new show)

JULY 2022

1 – Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway (new show)
3 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
5 – Accor Arena, Paris, France
7 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
9 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
11 – Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
13 – Budapest Arena, Budapest, Hungary
15 – O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
16 – Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
18 – Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland
20 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
22 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
25 – Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
26 – Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy
29 – WiZink Center, Madrid, Spain
31 – Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal


20 – Arena FVG, Guadalajara, México
22 – Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, México
25 – Foro Sol, Mexico City, México
27 – Parque Salitre Mágico, Bogotá, Colombia
29 – Jockey Club, Lima, Peru


1 – Estadio Bicentenario La Florida, Santiago, Chile
3 – Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina
6 – Allianz Parque, São Paulo, Brazil
8 – Área Externa da Jeunesse Arena, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
10 – Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brazil

Last week, Styles was announced as one of the headliners for this year’s Coachella. He will top the bill of the 2022 edition with Billie Eilish and Kanye West (officially billed as Ye, his legal name). Swedish House Mafia will also make their return at the festival.



Metallica announce rescheduled South American tour dates: “Third time is the charm”

“For those of you who have hung in there with us over the last 18 months since the original shows were supposed to happen, thank you for your tremendous patience! We truly cannot wait to finally visit South America for the first time in almost five years in April/May of 2022 as we head back for the originally planned six headlining shows, including two Brazilian cities we have never played in: Belo Horizonte and Curitiba. Still on board for the ride to open the show are our friends in Greta Van Fleet.”

The band continued: “Hang on to your tickets from those originally scheduled shows way back in April of 2020, as they will be honoured for the new dates. Where applicable, refund information is below; we encourage you to visit the website or location where you purchased your tickets for additional details should you be unable to join us in the spring of 2022. Please note that the Buenos Aires show is back to the original location of Campo Argentino de Polo, and tickets are still available for most shows.”

SOUTH AMERICA! The re-rescheduled tour dates you’ve been waiting for are finally set. We’ll be playing six shows with stops in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil in April and May of 2022.

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— Metallica (@Metallica) October 25, 2021

“We wish you, your families, and your loved ones good health as we turn the page to the next chapter of this difficult time,” the band concluded. “We cannot wait to spend time in person with our extended Metallica family next year!”

You can see the rescheduled South American dates below:

APRIL 2022


27 – Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile
30 – Campo Argentino de Polo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

MAY 2022

5 – Estacionamento da Fiergs, Porto Alegre, Brazil
7 – Estádio Couto Pereira, Curitiba, Brazil
10 – Estádio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 – Estádio do Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Back in June, Metallica filed an insurance lawsuit against Lloyd’s Of London over losses suffered as a result of postponing the original South American tour dates.

Filed on June 7 in the Los Angeles Superior Court, the lawsuit alleged breach of contract, with the band seeking unspecified compensatory damages, according to CBS Los Angeles.

The lawsuit further detailed that Metallica bought a standard “cancellation, abandonment and non-appearance insurance” policy in order to cover their losses if any portion of the tour was postponed or cancelled, and that the band “timely turned to [Lloyd’s] for the promised and reasonably expected coverage for their losses”.

It also alleged that Lloyd’s Of London cited the policy’s communicable disease exclusion and “denied any coverage obligation whatsoever based on an unreasonably restrictive interpretation of the policy”.

Meanwhile, Metallica fans now have the opportunity to own a figurine of the statue that appears on the band’s ‘…And Justice For All’ album cover.

Only 1,988 copies of Lady Justice will be created, tying in with the album’s release date of 1988.



Radiohead to stream classic ‘Live At The Astoria’ show in full

Thom Yorke and co. took to the stage at the now-defunct, iconic London venue on May 27, 1994. During their 17-track set, the group played tracks such as ‘Creep’, ‘My Iron Lung’, ‘Fake Plastic Trees’ and ‘Just’.

Radiohead officially released the show through their Live at the Astoria VHS and DVD in 1995 and 2005 respectively, the first of which coincided with the arrival of ‘The Bends’ on that same date (March 13).

The band’s weekly series, launched in a bid to entertain fans during lockdown, has included a ‘Kid A’-era show from Dublin, a bill-topping date at 2016’s Lollapalooza Berlina 2009 Buenos Aires gig and the group’s 2012 Coachella headline set.


Meanwhile, a white vinyl repress of Radiohead’s 2016 album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ is set for release as part of next month’s inaugural #LoveRecordStores day. The online event is being held in place of the rearranged Record Store Day 2020, which has been postponed twice due to the coronavirus crisis.




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The band have shared a ‘Kid A’-era show from Dublin, a headline show at 2016’s Lollapalooza Berlin and a 2009 Buenos Aires gig so far from the new series, which will continue on a weekly basis “until either the restrictions resulting from [the] current situation are eased, or we run out of shows.”

Earlier this week, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien revealed that the band had discussed plans to tour in 2021, but are now rethinking the plans due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The band finished up their touring for last album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ in 2018, and drummer Philip Selway said back in February that the band were set to take “a year away” from music in 2020.

Both frontman Thom Yorke and O’Brien have had to cancel forthcoming tours with their respective solo projects set for 2020.


Last night (April 29), Yorke performed a special quarantine version of a brand new song called ‘Plasticine Figures’ on The Tonight Show hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

O’Brien, meanwhile, shared his debut solo album as EOB earlier this month – read the NME interview with the guitarist all about the new record and the future of Radiohead here.