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Digest: U2 Concert in South Africa Endangered by Thieves; Luther Campbell Runs for Mayor of Miami

Also: Katy Perry extends her tour

February 4, 2011 12:55 PM ET
Digest: U2 Concert in South Africa Endangered by Thieves; Luther Campbell Runs for Mayor of Miami
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U2 Show Threatened by Cable Thieves
U2's concert at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa is being threatened by thieves stealing copper power cables in the area around the venue, which has resulted in power fluctuations and damaged generators. The venue was forced to cancel a soccer match scheduled for tomorrow in order to make the repairs necessary to host the U2 show on February 13th. [Billboard]

Luther Campbell to Run for Mayor of Miami-Dade County
Former 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell – a.k.a. Luke Skyywalker and Uncle Luke – has announced that he is planning to run for mayor of Miami-Dade County. In an interview with the Miami New Times, Campbell said that he hopes to slash the county budget and stimulate the economy with a tax on strippers. [Miami New Times]

Katy Perry Adds Tour Dates
Katy Perry's California Dreams tour has been extended by two shows in the United States. The latest additions to her itinerary are stops in Nashville, Tennessee on August 19 and St. Louis, Missouri on August 20th. [Katy Perry]

Death From Above 1979 Say Their Reunion is Ongoing
Canadian dance-metal duo Death From Above 1979 have confirmed in a statement on their revived website that the band have plans to tour and make new music following their first reunion show at the Coachella festival on April 17th. The band's second announced show will be at the Donaufestival in Krems, Austria. [Pitchfork]

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