Backstage: Glastonbury, Justin Bieber and more…

A round-up of the latest live music news…

The UK’s flagship live music event Glastonbury Festival has announced its full line-up for its 2022 showpiece in June, with new additions including performances from acts like AJ Tracey, Jamie T, Yungblud, Pa Salieu and Sea Girls.

Warm up acts for headliners Billie Eillish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar have also been announced.

Sam Fender will take to the Pyramid Stage before Billie Eillish on Friday, with Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and Wolf Alice performing before him. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will warm up the crowd before Sir Paul McCartney on Saturday night, with Him and AJ Tracey performing before Gallagher’s band.

Lorde is set to perform before Kendrick Lamar on Sunday, with Elbow gracing the stage after the legends slot, which will feature Diana Ross earlier in the afternoon.

English singer Harry Styles has sold out all 42 dates of his Love On Tour 2022 in the US, which is supporting his new album, Harry’s House. This will include an additional five dates in New York and five in Los Angeles. The tour also follows two special one night only shows in New York and London.

American pop band LANY has announced a new Asia tour that will take place in November this year. The tour will stop in Taipei, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta and Manila.

The band last performed in Asia in 2019, with their tour taking them to the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea.

Rock band Muse is due to replace Foo Fighters at this year’s Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California.

The change follows the cancellation of all upcoming Foo Fighters performances and tour dates, after the band’s drummer Taylor Hawkins died in March.

Other acts to perform at the festival include My Chemical Romance, Slipknot and Kiss.

American singer Kehlani has extended their ‘Blue Water Road Trip’ tour to also include dates in Australia and New Zealand.

Kehlani will perform in Auckland, New Zealand before heading to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, with a Brisbane date set to be announced.

Justin Bieber will take his Justice World Tour to New Delhi, India at the end of this year. The tour will be promoted by BookMyShow and AEG Presents Asia, with tickets going on sale on June 4 at 12pm IST exclusively through BookMyShow India.

The Justice World Tour will travel through over 30 countries, with Bieber performing more than 125 shows from May 2022 through to March 2023. The tour has sold over 1.3 million tickets so far.

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