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Backstage: Taylor Swift, Dave Chappelle and more

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A round-up of the latest live events news…

Comedians Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle have announced a seven-city west coast run of their US tour.

Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off on December 1 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, with additional stops at Footprint Center, Honda Center, SAP Center, Chase Center and Golden 1 Center before wrapping in Thousand Palms, California at the new Acrisure Arena on December 14.

The general on-sale for tickets will begin on Friday (Oct 21) on Ticketmaster.

Taylor Swift fans in the UK can secure their place in a presale for her 2023 tour by pre-ordering the singer’s new album.

Rumours of a first world tour since 2018 have abounded for some time, but dates have yet to be confirmed. However, a promotional campaign launched earlier this week said anyone who pre-ordered the Midnights album ahead of its release on October 21 would get a presale code for UK tour dates. No such promotions have yet been released for other nations.

Former One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is heading out on a European tour in 2023, with tickets on sale from Friday (Oct 21) via Ticketmaster and See Tickets.

The Faith In The Future Tour kicks off in Hamburg on August 29 and finishes in Birmingham on November 18. The tour will take in 25 countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi is heading out on a world tour from January to July 2023.

Tickets will be released for pre-sale on Wednesday, October 26 then go on general sale on two days later on October 28.

The tour begins at Leeds’ First Direct Arena on January 14 and takes in a host of UK and European venues. Capaldi then heads to North America in March before switching to Australia and New Zealand in July.

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has announced a number of new dates in North America during early 2023.

Bocelli begins the run at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on February 9 before dates in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Chicago and Mexico City. After playing dates in Europe he will then return for further concerts in North America in May.