What You Missed In Music: Kanye West Would’ve Voted For Trump, Bruno Mars’ World Tour & More
Catch up with all the music stories you missed this week:
Oh, and 50 Cent is supporting Hitchin Ladies Rugby Club's naked calendar.
Yes, you're right, nothing makes sense anymore.
This is real life now. This is all real, and it's happening around us. This is 2016.
Anyway, let's get down to it. Here are the music news stories that you might've missed from the past week:
Kanye West says that he would’ve voted for Trump
Kanye, Kanye, Kanye. What are we going to do with you?
Last night, during the San Jose leg of Kanye’s Saint Pablo Tour, Yeezy addressed the crowd. He explained that he didn't vote in the election, but had he done so, he "would have voted on Trump".
The crowd booed.
There are numerous reports coming through about what followed. Apparently, Kanye went on to deliver a 40+ minute political speech about how America has always been racist, and how Trump’s campaign brought the racists out into the light, but we don’t have a transcript detailing that. Unfortunately, for now, all we have is this short video:
Bruno Mars is coming to the UK on tour!
Bruno Mars has announced a massive 2017 world tour that will see him heading across Europe – including nine dates in the UK - and the US.
The ‘24K Magic World Tour’ will kick off in Antwerp, Belgium, on March 28, before flying over to other parts of Europe, including dear old Blighty.
Bruno’s first UK date will be in Glasgow on April 12, before he heads to Liverpool, London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield. More details are below.
Touring for the majority of 2017 in support of his forthcoming album, 24K Magic, which drops on November 18, Bruno Mars will be jetting across the glove on a 90-date tour, hitting 17-countries along the way.
This will be Bruno’s first full-length tour since 2013’s hugely successful Moonshine Jungle World Tour, an international blockbuster that sold 2 million tickets worldwide across 155 sold-out dates.
For a full list of dates, head here.
50 Cent supports Hitchin Ladies Rugby Club's naked calendar
Yeah, we weren’t expecting this either. 50 Cent, from New York City – the actual 50 Cent – is supporting Hitchin Ladies Rugby Club’s naked calendar.
Sharing an article about the Hitchin Ladies Rugby Club's naked calendar on his Facebook page, 50 Cent captioned the post with ‘That’s one way to raise cash :’)”.
50 Cent has over 37.9 million likes on his Facebook page. Hitchin Ladies RFC have 462.
The club’s Claire Crompton, 27, said: "We were a bit shocked. My dad told me about it, I didn't know my dad was a 50 Cent fan."
We hope you’re excited to have a calendar from Hitchin in your stockings this year!
Aerosmith playing final UK show
Aerosmith will be embarking on a final European Farewell Tour aptly titled ‘Aero-Vedcerci Baby!’.
The only UK date on this tour is going to take place at next year’s Download Festival.
Aerosmith are closing the main stage on Sunday night, following other headliners Biffy Clyro (on their first ever Download Headline slot) and System Of A Down.
To buy tickets for Download 2017, head over here.