Tour Announcements From Europe: Dua Lipa Plays Arenas, The 1975 Reschedule, Eagles Visit Wembley

Dua Lipa performed at the MTV EMAs 2019
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– Dua Lipa performed at the MTV EMAs 2019
The event took place at FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre in Seville, Spain, on Nov. 3, 2019

Dua Lipa is going on tour next year, in support of her upcoming album Future Nostalgia, set for a 2020 release.
Not a single venue with a capacity lower than 11,000 is part of the routing, proving the status Dua Lipa enjoys in Europe. According to a statement from Live Nation Spain, Dua Lipa sold 15,000 tickets for the two Spanish concerts that will kick off the “Future Nostalgia EU Tour 2020” in just a couple of hours. 
It doesn’t come as a surprise: Dua Lipa already sold out arenas on her last tour, “The Self-Titled Tour,” which ran between 2016 and 2018. Pollstar‘s box office data shows a sold-out SSE Hydro show in Glasgow on April 12, 2018, where Dua Lipa sold 12,658 tickets, grossing $443,485.
A lot of smaller-sized venues were part of the routing in Europe back then, like AFAS Live in Amsterdam, Nov. 5, 2017, where the artist sold out 5,857 tickets, and grossed $239,042, or Lotto Arena in Merksem, Belgium, Nov. 3, 2017, where she sold out 7,326 tickets, and grossed $264,037.
Dua Lipa also almost sold out Alexandra Palace in London, April 20, 2018, which amounted to 9,753 tickets and a gross of $318,919. Capacities on the U.S. leg of that tour varied from 1,500 to 8,000-capacity spaces, most of which were sold out, like the June 30, 2018 show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA, where she sold 8,504 tickets, grossing $355,908.
Dua Lipa is another artists that exemplifies how organic growth, i.e. moving through the venue capacities at a comfortable pace, builds a sustainable career. 
She said, the time on the road with her band influenced her new album: “I wanted Future Nostalgia to have a lot more of a live element, but mixed together with modern electronic production. My sound has naturally matured a bit as I’ve grown up but I wanted to keep the same pop sensibility as I had on the first record. I remember that I was on my way to a radio show in Las Vegas thinking about the direction for this new record and I realised that what I wanted to make was something that felt nostalgic but had something fresh and futuristic about it too.”
“Future Nostalgia EU Tour 2020” dates:
April 26 – WiZink Center – Madrid, Spain
April 28 – Palau Sant Jordi – Barcelona, Spain
April 30 – Mediolanum Forum – Assago, Italy
May 2 – Sportpaleis – Antwerpen, Belgium
May 4 – AccorHotels Arena – Paris, France
May 5 – LANXESS arena – Cologne, Germany
May 7 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 10 – Royal Arena – Copenhagen, Denmark
May 12 – Ericsson Globe – Stockholm, Sweden
May 13 – Oslo Spektrum – Oslo, Norway
May 15 – Barclaycard Arena – Hamburg, Germany
May 17 – Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, Germany
May 19 – Wiener Stadthalle – Vienna, Austria
May 20 – Olympiahalle – Munich, Germany
May 26 – The O2 – London, UK
May 27 – The O2 – London, UK
June 1 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
June 4 – first direct arena – Leeds, UK
June 7 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK
June 10 – Arena Birmingham – Birmingham, UK
June 13 – Utilita Arena – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
June 15 – The SSE Hydro – Glasgow, UK
June 18 – 3Arena – Dublin, Ireland
June 19 – 3Arena – Dublin, Ireland
Matthew Healy of The 1975
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– Matthew Healy of The 1975
On stage during Electric Picnic Music Festival 2019 in Stradbally, Ireland, Aug. 31, 2019

The 1975 Reschedule European Tour Dates
The 1975 decided to reschedule their recently announced European dates to give themselves more time to work on their next album, Notes On A Conditional Form, scheduled for a Feb. 21 release.
“Due to the time needed to complete the recording of the upcoming album Notes On A Conditional Form we have made the decision to move Th. 1975’s EU tour from February 2020 to October 2020,” a statement on the socials of the band’s label Dirty Hit reads.
All original tickets remain valid. Those who cannot make the new dates will get a refund.
Originally set to kick off in March, the European leg now begins in October. The UK dates in February have not been affected, which has caused some confusion among UK fans about whether they would actually get to listen to songs of the new album.
The 1975 manager Jamie Oborne clarified the situation. He told Pollstar, that the album was now being completed in what would have been a promo window. “The UK dates are unaffected but the window I had for the EU dates now has to be used for the aforementioned promo meaning dates will have to move to autumn of 2020. It’s very important for us that records are properly promoted so we can continue to grow globally in all areas,” he explained.
The 1975 are currently finishing up a U.S. tour, with the two remaining shows taking place at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL (Dec. 12) and Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN (Dec. 13).
Next year, the band will perform at several editions of St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, starting with the one in Auckland, New Zealand, on Jan 27, and then visiting all five Australian editions in Brisbane (Feb. 1), Sidney (Feb. 2), Port Adelaide (Feb. 7), Melbourne (Feb. 8) and Freemantle (Feb. 9).
All UK and European dates of The 1975’s upcoming tour can be found below. The shows at Le Zénith in Paris, France (Oct. 28), Stodola in Warsaw, Poland (Oct. 21), Gasometer in Vienna, Austria (Oct. 23) and Saku Suurhall in Tallinn, Estonia (Oct. 26) weren’t part of the original routing and have been added since.
“Notes On A Confidential Form” European tour dates:
Feb. 17 – first direct arena – Leeds, UK
Feb. 19 – Bournemouth International Centre – Bournemouth, UK
Feb. 21 – The O2 – London, UK
Feb. 22 – The O2 – London, UK
Feb. 23 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK
Feb. 25 – Birmingham Arena – Birmingham, UK
Feb. 26 – M&S Bank Arena – Liverpool, UK
feb. 28 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
Feb. 29 – P&J Live – Aberdeen, UK
March 1 – SSE Hydro – Glasgow, UK
March 3 – 3Arena – Dublin, Ireland
June 18 – Rock For People Festival – Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
July 9–11 – Stavernfestivalen – Stavern, Norway
Oct. 3 – Sant Jordi Club – Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 5 – WiZink Center – Madrid, Spain
Oct. 6 – Altice Arena – Lisbon, Portugal
Oct. 8 – Zénith – Paris, France
Oct. 9 – Lotto Arena – Antwerpen, Belgium
Oct. 11 – Mitsubishi Electric Halle – Düsseldorf, Germany
Oct. 12 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 14 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Oct. 15 – Velodrom – Berlin, Germany
Oct. 17 – Halle 622 – Zürich, Switzerland
Oct. 19 – Fabrique – Milan, Italy
Oct. 21 – Stodola – Warsaw, Poland
Oct. 23 –  Gasometer- Vienna, Austria
Oct. 24 – Zenith – Munich, Germany
Oct. 26 – Saku Arena – Tallinn, Estonia
Oct. 31 – Annexet – Stockholm, Sweden
Nov. 1 – Oslo Spektrum – Oslo, Norway
The Eagles perform at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept. 27, 2019
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– The Eagles perform at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept. 27, 2019
From left: Vince Gill, Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Scott F. Crago, Deacon Frey and Joe Walsh

Eagles Play Wembley
The Eagles have announced their only two shows outside of North America in 2020, as part of the “Hotel California” tour.
The concerts will take place at London’s Wembley Stadium on the bank holiday weekend, Aug. 29-30, 2020, where the band will perform the album Hotel California in its entirety, with accompanying orchestra and choir, followed by full greatest hits set.
It marks a swift return to the iconic London arena, where the Eagles performed this summer.
James Taylor, senior commercial manager for Wembley Stadium, commented: “Following a record-breaking 2019, where Wembley hosted more concerts than ever before – featuring 38 acts watched by over 900,000 fans – we are delighted to welcome back The Eagles who played a huge part in this year’s success story with their sell out show in June. 
“Wembley is an iconic venue that attracts the biggest and best acts and we are thrilled this legendary band has once again chosen our world-class stadium for what will be their only performances in Europe in 2020.”
The Hotel California concept with orchestra and choir premiered earlier this year, when the Eagles, consisting of Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Deacon Frey and Vince Gill, along with touring musician Steuart Smith, took over MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for three nights, Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 5) all of which sold out.
The band generated a staggering $18.6 million performing before 37,578 fans, who paid between $179 and $1,500 for a ticket to the three-hour-and-20-minute show, according to Pollstar‘s box office data.
The average gross of $6.2 million marks the highest-average gross for an arena date for the last three years, according to Pollstar’s data.
Neil Finn, Matt Sherrod and Nick Seymour of Crowded House on stage
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– Neil Finn, Matt Sherrod and Nick Seymour of Crowded House on stage
The performance took place at Sydney Opera House in Australia, Nov. 24, 2016, as part of the band’s “Encore” tour

Crowded House Reunite
Crowded House announced their first European tour in more than a decade. The tour will visit some of Europe’s iconic venues and summer festivals. 
Joining Crowded House founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour on stage will be Mitchell Froom, Liam Finn and Elroy Finn. 
Following Neil Finn’s success with Fleetwood Mac, who just completed an incredibly successful sold-out world tour, Finn and Seymour felt inspired to begin a new chapter in the Crowded House story.
In addition to touring, the band also recently noted that they are spending time in the studio with new music on the horizon.

Crowded House 2020 European Tour dates:
June 16 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK
June 17 – SSE Hydro – Glasgow, UK
June 18 – Arena Birmingham – Birmingham, UK
June 20 – Pinkpop Festival – Landgraaf, Netherlands 
June 21 – TW Classic – Werchter, Belgium
June 23 – Tempodrom – Berlin, Germany
June 24 – Live Music Hall – Cologne, Germany 
June 26 – Concert At Sea – Zeeland, Netherlands
June 29 – Live at The Marquee – Cork, Ireland                
July 1 – Trinity College – Dublin, Ireland
July 2 – Castlefield Bowl – Manchester, UK
July 4-5 – Roundhouse – London, UK                  
July 10 – Jardins de Pedralbes Festival – Barcelona, Spain           
Pearl Jam at Fenway
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– Pearl Jam at Fenway
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs at Fenway Park on Aug. 5, 2016 in Boston.
Pearl Jam Announced 2020 European Tour
Pearl Jam will embark on a 13-date European tour in June and July 2020, featuring special guests Pixies, IDLES, and White Reaper on selected dates.
The summer tour kicks off June 23 in Frankfurt, Germany, and ends July 22 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The trek includes four festival headlining dates at Lollapalooza Stockholm and Paris, Rock Werchter and American Express Presents BST Hyde Park.
The tour will see Pearl Jam’s first performance in Frankfurt since 1992, Budapest since 1996 and Zurich since 2000.
Pearl Jam’s full 2020 European tour dates:

June 23 – Festhalle – Frankfurt, Germany (with special guest IDLES)
June 25 – Waldbühne – Berlin, Germany (with special guest IDLES)
June 27 – Lollapalooza Festival – Stockholm, Sweden
June 29 – Royal Arena – Copenhagen, Denmark, (with special guest IDLES)
July 2 – Rock Werchter Festival – Werchter, Belgium
July 5 – Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari – Imola, Italy (with special guest Pixies)
July 7 – Wiener Stadhalle – Vienna, Australia, (with special guest White Reaper)
July 10 – American Express Presents BST Hyde Park – london, UK (with special guests Pixies and White Reaper)
July 13 – Tauron arena – Krakow, Poland, (with special guest White Reaper)
July 15 – Budapest Arena – Budapest, Hungary, (with special guest White Reaper)
July 17 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, Switzerland, (with special guest White Reaper)
July 19 – Lollapalooza Festival – Paris, France
July 22 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands (with special guest White Reaper)

Simple Minds In Concert
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– Simple Minds In Concert
Singer Jim Kerr performs on stage at Orpheum in Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 29, 2018

Simple Minds Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Tour
Scottish rock icons Simple Mind are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a massive world tour that so far comprises 51 dates in 14 countries in 2020.
The career-spanning compilation 40: The Best Of – 1979-2019 is out now via UMC.
The tour kicks off Feb. 28 at the Zetlitz Konserthus in Stavanger, Norway, and closes Dec. 12 at Villa Maria in Auckland, New Zealand.
Simple Minds released their debut album Life in a Day in 1979. To this day, the band sold more than 60 million records worldwide, and placed five of its albums on the top spot in the UK’s album charts.
The band fronted by founding members Jim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill (guitar). In a statement accompanying the tour announcement, Kerr said: “Simple Minds are different now. We’re not a stock rock band, but we haven’t changed our line-up to be cool. We’ve done it because it’s great to have so many amazing players on board. I’m grateful for the career we’ve had, but I’m mad enough to think we can still hit new levels. This is what we do – write, record and play live.”
Added Burchill: “The perception that we’re now gathering pace is down to our attitude to playing live. There have been lots of different incarnations of Simple Minds, but we’ve always kept our identity. A legacy can be a burden if you allow it to be. For us, it’s been empowering.”

Simple Minds 2020 World Tour dates:
Feb. 28 – Zetlitz (Konserthus) – Stavanger, Norway
Feb. 29 – Forum – Bergen, Norway
March 1-2 – Sentrum Scene –Oslo, Norway
March 4 – Partille Arena – Gothenburg, Sweden
March 6-7 – Annexet – Stockholm, Sweden
March 8 – Concert Hall – Malmo, Sweden
March 10 – Store Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark
March 11 – Concert Hall – Herning, Denmark
March 14 – Halle Münsterland – Münster, Germany
March 15 – Palladium – Cologne, Germany
March 16 – Sporthalle – Hamburg, Germany
March 18 – Swiss Life Hall – Hannover, Germany
March 19 – Columbiahalle – Berlin, Germany
March 20 – Thuringenhalle –Erfurt, Germany
March 21 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany
March 23 – Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany
March 24 – Heinrich Lades Halle – Erlangen, Germany
March 25 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, Switzerland
March 27 – Sparkassen Halle – Aurich, Germany
March 28 – Pier 2 – Bremen, Germany
March 29 – Ringlokschuppen – Bielefeld, Germany
March 31 – Musikklub – Freiburg, Germany
April 1 – Oberschwabenhalle – Ravensburg, Germany
April 2 – Saarlandhalle – Saarbrücken, Germany
April 4 – La Seine Musicale – Paris, France
April 6 – Arkea Arena – Bordeaux, France
April 7 – Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
April 8 – Zenith Arena – Lille, France
April 10 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 11 – Sportpaleis – Antwerp, Belgium
April 14 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK
April 15 – International Centre – Bournemouth, UK
April 17 – SSE Arena, Wembley – London, UK
April 18 – First Direct Arena – Leeds, UK
April 20 – Brighton Centre – Brighton, UK
April 22 –  3 Arena – Dublin, Ireland
April 24 – Resorts World Arena – Birmingham, UK
April 25 – SSE Hydro – Glasgow, UK
June 25 – WiZink Center – Madrid, Spain
June 28 – Rétro C Trop – Tilloloy, France
June 29 – Rockhal – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
July 03 – Blues Passions Fest – Cognac, France
July 04 – Les Eurockeennes – Belfort, France
July 09 – Fest Les Deferlantes – Argelès-sur-Mer, France
July 11 – Pistoia Blues, Pistoia, Italy
July 15 – Auditorium Parco della Musica – Rome, Italy
July 18 – Teatro Antico di Taormina – Taormina, Italy
TBC – Heineken Jazzaldia, San Sebastian, Spain
Aug. 4 – Arena di Verona – Verona, Italy
Aug. 13 –  P&J Live – Aberdeen, UK
Aug. 14 – Bonus Arena – Hull, UK
Aug. 15 – Utilita Arena – Newcastle, UK
Aug. 21 – Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, UK
Aug. 22 – M&S Bank Arena – Liverpool, UK
Nov. 26 – Kings Park & Botanic Garden – Perth, Australia
Nov. 28 – Rochford Wines – Yarra Valley, Australia
Dec. 1 –  Margaret Court Arena – Melbourne, Australia
Dec. 3 – First State Super Theatre Sydney, Australia
Dec. 5 – Bimbadgen – Hunter Valley, Australia
Dec. 6 – Sirromet Wines – Brisbane, Australia
Dec. 9 – Horncastle Arena – Christchurch, New Zealand
Dec. 11 – TSB Bank Arena – Wellington, New Zealand
Dec. 12 – Villa Maria – Auckland, New Zealand