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Backstage: Harry Styles, Arcade Fire and more

A round-up of the latest live music news…

Harry Styles has announced a 32-date North American tour to promote his new album, Harry’s House.

Produced by Live Nation, Love On Tour 2022 will include many of North America’s most notable venues, kicking off on August 15 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Styles will continue his residencies in New York City for 10 nights at Madison Square Garden, Austin for five nights at Moody Center, and Chicago for five nights at United Center, before wrapping up at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum for a 10-night run concluding on November 15.

The tour has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform whereby fans can register now through to Thursday, May 19 at 10pm ET for the Verified Fan presale. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public on Wednesday, May 25.

Canadian rock band Arcade Fire has revealed a batch of 2022 tour dates, marking its first trek since 2018.

The tour begins at Dublin’s 3Arena on August 30, with further European dates in France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Poland and the UK.

The band switches to North America in October with a first date at Washington DC’s The Anthem and further stops across the US and Canada. The tour ends at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena in December.

The Smashing Pumpkins is to embark on a 32-date North American tour from October.

Produced by Live Nation, and featuring Jane’s Addiction, the 32-date Spirits On Fire Tour will commence at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The tour finishes at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in November.

Pre-sales begin on Thursday, May 12 from 10am local. General on-sale begins Friday, May 13 at 10am local.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk and Lil Nas X are among the headliners for the 2022 Austin City Limits Music Festival.

The nine-stage, two-weekend festival will take place October 7-9 and October 14-16, 2022, at Zilker Park.

Glastonbury has announced the latest line-up for its 2022 festival, with the bill for the dance-focussed The Glade area being now confirmed.

The likes of Carl Cox, Annie Mac, Camelphat, Andy C, Rudimental Sound System, Cassetteboy, Nia Archives and Gok Wan are all set to perform on the Glade Stage throughout the weekend.

Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish and Kendrick Lamar are among the main stage headliners this year.

Indian musician Sid Sriram has added a second date in Kuala Lumpur after the initial gig in Malaysia sold out in less than two hours.

Fans snapped up 8,000 tickets in short order via Ticket2U.com.my for the concert at Axiata Arena on August 20. His Heart and Soul 2.0 With Sid tour will now also include a date on August 21.

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