Aerosmith announced a run of European tour dates this morning, and the list sent out in an email newsletter to fans includes one extra date not given elsewhere: ‘Glastonbury, UK’ on Saturday 27th June 2020.
A press release sent out alongside the announcement and tour posters on social media don’t show the Glastonbury date, with a gap between gigs in Prague on 24th June and Paris on 30th June.
Around a month ago, they were the fourth-most likely Pyramid Stage headliner according to Sky Bet, behind Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Sir Paul McCartney. This would now appear unlikely as Sir Paul has since been confirmed as the Pyramid’s Saturday headliner, though Emily Eavis has said the Other Stage headliners will be “Pyramid-level” to mark Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary.
Coinciding with the festival’s half-century, Aerosmith’s tour is billed as a “monumental 50th-anniversary” celebration of the band’s formation. Glastonbury sold out back in October with resales set for 16th and 19th April 2020. Tickets for the other dates on Aerosmith’s tour, including London and Manchester, go on sale 9am Friday 13th December.
In addition to Paul McCartney, Wolf Alice and Diana Ross are the only other artists officially confirmed for the festival’s line-up, though Mike Skinner and Carl Cox have ‘self-confirmed’. Supergrass are strongly-rumoured after reforming in September to perform at Pilton Party, a ‘thank-you’ event for the local community organised by Glastonbury.
At the start of last week, Emily Eavis revealed another artist could be announced before Christmas. Speaking to Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2, she said the remaining Pyramid Stage headliners have never played at Glastonbury before: “and we’ve one male and one female who are coming”.
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Glastonbury 50, the book commemorating the festival’s 50th-anniversary, was named as a ‘Book of the Year’ by The Times over the weekend. It previously ranked third in the Sunday Times Bestseller List for hardback non-fiction books.
The book is authored by organisers Michael and Emily Eavis and contains hundreds of photos from the festival and celebrity contributions.
In an alternative chart released by Amazon, Glastonbury 50 placed 10th among all non-fiction books after its first week of sales. The book had recently sold out in some stores, but festival organisers confirmed today the second print run had now arrived and all stores should be restocked soon, if not already.
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