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This week in pictures (May 19 - 26) Part 2

  • Alex James at the launch of BBC Two's 'Maestro' TV show - where eight celebrity amateurs will compete for the chance to conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra in front of a live audience of 30,000 at 'Proms In The Park'. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Primal Scream are to release their new album 'Beautiful Future' in the summer. The follow-up to 2006's 'Riot City Blues', out on July 21, will be preceded by the single 'Can't Go Back' on July 14. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • (L-R) Danny Wood, Jonathan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight and Joey McIntyre of New Kids On The Block perform live on NBC's Today Show in New York. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Fergie performed on NBC's 'Today' Show Summer Concert Series at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Spiritualized have announced a new UK tour, set to take place in October. Jason Pierce's band release 'Songs In A&E', their first album since 2003, today (May 26). Jason Pierce's group will call at seven cities on the tour, including Newcastle, Oxford and Birmingham. The jaunt is in support of Spiritualized's new album 'Songs In A&E'. Pic: PA Photos

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  • My Chemical Romance fans are planning to march across London in protest against the depiction of the band in the media. The march takes places on May 31, starting at Hyde Park and finishing at the offices of The Daily Mail.

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  • Paramore have unveiled the details of a mammoth US tour. 'The Final RIOT!' tour is set to begin on July 28 in Reno, before finishing in Wallingford, Connecticut on August 30. Prior to the tour, the band will play some rescheduled UK dates, which were originally cancelled due to personal problems within the band. Pic: Ed Miles

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  • Simian Mobile Disco will release a remix album, 'Sample And Hold', on July 28. The album will see each track from the band's 2007 album 'Attack Decay Sustain Release' remixed, plus 'Clock' from their 2008 'Clock EP'.

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  • A selection of Bob Dylan songs are to be performed in Gaelic for the first time in Glasgow this weekend (May 24). The songs, including 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door', 'All Along The Watchtower' and 'She Belongs To Me', were originally translated by Isle Of Skye resident Rody Gorman. Pic: www.rmusic.co.uk

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  • A massive collection of music memorabilia is set to be auctioned off for Music Rising in New York City later this month. The charity, which was co-founded by U2 guitarist The Edge, will raise money for the Central Gulf region of the US after hurricanes caused immense damage. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Gnarls Barkley have added two more London dates to their June schedule, including a gig at the capital's prestigious Union Chapel. The group, who released their second album 'The Odd Couple' in March, will now play Bush Hall the day after their previously-announced show at the 229 venue.

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  • The Twang have revealed they have started work on their second album. The Birmingham group are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to their 2007 debut 'Love It When I Feel Like This'. The Twang have also lined up a one-off gig to showcase new tracks. They will play the Sheffield Academy 2 on June 5. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Ian Brown has announced that he will play a one-off live date at the Preston 53 Degrees venue on July 11. It's a warm-up for his show at the T In The Park festival in Scotland the following day. Pic: Dean Chalkley

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  • Lightspeed Champion, The Archie Bronson Outfit, Wild Beasts and Eugene McGuinness will play on the Folkey Dokey stage at the Green Man festival this summer. The bands will be playing as part of a Domino Records showcase, as the label takes over the stage on the Saturday night (August 16) of the festival, which takes place in Glanusk Park, Wales. Pic: Andy Fallon

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  • The Raconteurs, Vampire Weekend, Justice, Spiritualized, Goldfrapp, Hot Chip and CSS are among the bands set to play this year's Treasure Island festival in San Francisco. The annual event takes place September 20 and 21 on California's historic San Francisco Island.

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  • Westlife have postponed the rest of this week's scheduled UK shows on their 'Back Home' tour due to ill health. Shane Filan and Nicky Byrne's conditions led to the cancellation of dates earlier this week, but now the band have been forced to postpone their gigs in Birmingham and Manchester. Pic: PA Photos

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  • The Zutons have admitted that people think they are covering Amy Winehouse when their perform 'Valerie'. The song featured on the Liverpool band's 'Tired Of Hanging Around' album in 2006, after which Mark Ronson picked it for his 'Version' covers album. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Razorlight's Johnny Borrell is to play an exclusive acoustic gig in London's Science Museum in July to help raise awareness of climate change. The singer is joining Friends of the Earth's The Big Ask campaign alongside artists like Thom Yorke and KT Tunstall to call on the government to include aviation emissions restrictions in their new climate change legislation. Pic: Andy Fallon

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  • The Courteeners have covered songs by The Velvet Underground and Sugababes for B-sides to their forthcoming single. The Manchester band have recorded their versions of Sugababes' 'About You Now' and The Velvet Underground's 'I'm Sticking With You' as flipsides to 'No You Didn't, No You Don't'. The event held on Clapham Common, London, is returning for its fourth year, and the Northern Irish three-piece will top the bill on July 27. Slow Club, Cage The Elephant, Parka and The New York Fund, will also play on the same day. Pic: Andy Whitton

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  • Ash are set to headline Ben And Jerryâ

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  • Lykke Li has announced plans to release her debut full-length album in the US this summer. The hotly tipped Swedish songstress will drop 'Youth Novels' on August 19. The 14-track album was produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John. The pair recorded it over the past 10 months, and it is being released via Li's own label, LL Recordings. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Kaiser Chiefs spoke to NME.COM after coming offstage at their enormous Elland Road gig on Saturday (May 24). "It couldn't have been better," declared drummer Nick Hodgson. "We've planned it for a year and when you've planned it that long you want it to work and get really into all the details, but it couldn't have gone off any better."

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  • Kaiser Chiefs played a 35,000 capacity homecoming show at Leeds United's Elland Road stadium this weekend (May 24). Taking the stage to loud, football-style chants from the audience, the band ironically kicked off their biggest ever gig with 'Everything Is Average Nowadays'.

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  • South London band The Metros played a packed Dingwalls show this week. They're also lined up for the NME/Radio 1 Stage at the Reading and Leeds festival. Pic: Tim Cochrane

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