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Backstage: Kasabian, Lorde and more…

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English band Kasabian has announced a series of European tour dates for later this year. They will perform shows in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and France. Tickets will go on sale for the European shows on April 14.

Ohana Festival is set to take place between September 30-October 2 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California. The sixth edition of the festival will be headlined by acts such as Eddier Vedder, Stevie Nicks and Pink. The weekend will also include performances from Jack White, St. Vincent and Brittany Howard.

Pitbull has announced an extensive 50+ date run in North America as part of his ‘Can’t Stop Us Now Tour’, which has featured other artists including Iggy Azalea and Sean Paul. The singer’s tour will kick off at Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Walnut Creek, Raleigh,  North Carolina.

Country singer Chris Stapleton has extended his ‘All-American Road Show’ with new dates confirmed for various locations in the US. Extra shows will be held in Tuscaloosa at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford for two nights, and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston. Tickets for the new dates go on sale on Friday.

New Zealand singer Lorde (pictured) is among the headline acts for the All Things Go music festival in Colombia, Maryland in the US. Lorde will be joined by artists Mitski and Bleachers at Merriweather Post Pavilion on October 1, with the festival boasting 16 artists across multiple stages. The festival has been previously headlined by the likes of Billie Eilish, Hair, Charli XCX, St. Vincent, Maggie Rogers and Chvrches. The festival intestinally curated a women-led bill and in 2018 boasted an all-female line-up.

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