Flamboyant Bella - 2Flamboyant Bella, faves of MusicRiot and featured on two MusicRiot Presents podcasts, have announced dates for summer 2008. We highly recommend getting out to see them live.

Dates below, check out their MySpace page for more details.

22 Jul 2008 – Southend
24 Jul 2008 – Southsea
26 Jul 2008 – Southampton
28 Jul 2008 – Bristol
29 Jul 2008 – Exeter
31 Jul 2008 – Cardiff
2 Aug 2008 – Kendal
3 Aug 2008 – Liverpool
4 Aug 2008 – Bournemouth
14 Aug 2008 – Skegness
15 Aug 2008 – Cleethorpes

Lenny KravitzLenny Kravitz has been admitted to a hospital in Miami with severe bronchitis, leading to him to postpone a trip to Europe to promote his latest album “It Is Time For A Love Revolution”.

The 43-year-old musician has been suffering from a series of respiratory infections and flu since last month. A statement said doctors had advised him to check into hospital “due to extreme dehydration and fatigue”.

Flamboyant Bella - 2Flamboyant Bella, faves of MusicRiot and featured on two MusicRiot Presents podcasts, have announced dates for early 2008. We highly recommend getting out to see them live. *DATES UPDATED*

Saturday 9th Feb – Leicester, The Charlotte
Sunday 10th Feb – Liverpool Academy
Monday 11th Feb – Manchester  Academy 3
Tuesday 12th Feb – Glasgow Barfly
Thursday 14th Feb – Stoke, The Sugarmill
Friday 15th Feb – Northampton Soundhaus
Saturday 16th Feb – Tunbridge Wells Forum
Friday 29th Feb – Hitchin, Remix Night Club

Gigs you might want to buy tickets to see!

Los Campesinos!
Bon Jovi
Linkin Park
Elton John
The Police
Alicia Keys
Hot Chip
XFM’s Winter Wonderland
The Enemy

NoFXAfter a tour of countries they’ve neglected to visit in the last 25 years of their career the pioneers of modern Punk Rock are back in the UK!

Bassist and bratty vocalist Fat Mike appears on stage already drunk and holding a mix of Vodka and Milk with Maltesers floating in it (A few of which ended up in the crowd). Six 30 second encores and a rare performance of their 18 minute classic “The Decline” made this one hell of a show. “The Decline” being a song they’ve been refusing to play live since it emerged in 1999. Read more

Celine DionCeline Dion has announced that she is to play two UK concerts following the end of her five-year residency in Las Vegas. The Canadian warbler will perform at the Manchester Evening News Arena on 2nd May, and London’s O2 arena on 6th May.

These shows form part of her world tour which will begin in Johannesburg on Valentine’s day, with a benefit concert for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.

The shows also follow next month’s release of “Taking Chances”, her first English-language album in more than three years.

So now you know when to be out of the country….

KornNu-Metal band Korn have announced their first tour of the UK for more than six years, with dates across the country in early 2008.

Here are the dates:

13/01/2008 – Ambassador Theatre, Dublin
16/01/2008 – Carling Academy, Newcastle
17/01/2008 – Carling Academy, Glasgow
19/01/2008 – Apollo, Manchester
20/01/2008 – Carling Academy, Birmingham
22/01/2008 – Pavilions, Plymouth
23/01/2008 – Cardiff International Arena
25/01/2008 – Carling Academy, Brixton

Get your tickets now.

Spice GirlsThe London date of the Spice Girls reunion tour sold out in 38 seconds after fans were notified tickets had gone on sale, according to the show’s promoters.

More than one million people in the UK registered for the concert, which takes place on 15 December at the O2 arena.

MadonnaMadonna is rumoured to be planning a world tour next year, to mark her 50th birthday in August 2008.

According to the New York Post report, Madonna is busy arranging the shows right now with the tour entitled “Madonna At 50”.

Such a tour would be the singer’s first since last year’s 50-date “Confessions” tour.

50 CentRapper 50 Cent has cancelled a number of UK and European gigs apparently with no explanation. He was due to perform at this week’s Mobo Awards followed by the Vodafone Live Music Awards, both in London, and an MTV show in Germany on Friday, but has now pulled out of all three appearances

As well as his rapping career 50 Cent, real name Curtis James Jackson, is a record-label founder and clothing designer and famously vowed to quit his solo career should Kanye West out-sell him in their current album battles.