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Adele Postpones Shows Due to Laryngitis

Also: MC Hammer and Carole King join Black Eyed Peas show; Death Cab for Cutie headline Langerado Festival

June 1, 2011 1:40 PM ET
Adele performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.
Adele performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.
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Adele Postpones North American Shows
Adele has been forced to postpone four North American shows after being diagnosed with laryngitis. The singer will reschedule performances planned for this week in Salt Lake City, Vancouver, Seattle and Portland, Oregon. As of now, the tour is set to resume on June 4th in San Francisco. Dates for the rescheduled gigs have not been announced. [Reuters]

MC Hammer, Carole King Join Black Eyed Peas in Central Park
The Black Eyed Peas have announced that Natasha Bedingfield, MC Hammer, Debbie Harry, LL Cool J and Carole King will be joining them onstage during  their free concert in New York's Central Park on June 9th. The concert, which will benefit New York City's Robin Hood anti-poverty charity, will also include appearances by Zach Braff, Whoopi Goldberg and Jimmy Smits. [Press release]

Death Cab for Cutie and Trey Anastasio Play Langerado Festival
Death Cab for Cutie, Trey Anastasio Band, Ben Harper, Ween and Thievery Corporation are set to headline the Langerado Music Festival in Sunrise, Florida on October 8th and 9th. The event, which will take place at Markham Park, will also include performances by Arctic Monkeys, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Das Racist, Smith Westerns and Friendly Fires. [Press release]

Flaming Lips Headline Moogfest 2011
The Flaming Lips, Passion Pit, Chromeo, Crystal Castles, Battles and Tangerine Dream are among the top acts scheduled to perform at Moogfest 2011, an electronic music festival in Asheville, North Carolina on October 28-30th. The festival will also include a special performance in which Suicide will play their classic debut in its entirety and a solo set by electronic pioneer Hans-Joachim Doedelius. [Press release]

The Rapture and Cold Cave Play Internet Week Events
The Rapture, Cold Cave, Holy Ghost!, the Hood Internet and Night People will perform DJ sets during Internet Week New York, a week-long festival of events celebrating New York's internet industry and community. The Rapture and Cold Cave will kick off the festivities at the opening party at Manhattan's  Metropolitan Pavilion on June 6th. [Press release]

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