a month in music: june 2023
Your monthly summary of music news and gossip.
Louis Tomlinson concert go-ers injured by a hail storm
Around 90 fans that attended Tomlinson’s Red Rocks show in Colorado were injured after ‘golf-ball sized’ hail rained down on them. The crowd had to run and hide anywhere they physically could in order to protect themselves from the heavy hail.
Several fans have expressed how unhappy with the way the venue handled the weather warnings and their safety.
Kesha vs Dr Luke Trial reaches ‘resolution’
After nearly 10 years since Ke$ha first accused Dr Luke of sexual assault, their legal battle has finally come to a close. In response to Ke$ha's claims, Dr Luke sued her for defamation, and this is the case that was settled earlier this month.
The details of the settlement are unknown, but both parties have taken to social media to release a statement.
Wishing all the peace and happiness to Kesha after this long ordeal.
KPOP girl group LOONA free from BlockBerry contract
The final few members of LOONA have finally won a lawsuit to free themselves from BlockBerryCreative. The group claimed that BlockBerryCreative were mismanaging them, which lead to most of the members of the band actually being in debt to BlockBerry creative despite their massive success and significant earnings.
Contract dealings revealed a 70/30 revenue split between member Chuu and the management team, and earnings were divided before figuring subtracting expenses. Chuu was the only member of the group not in debt but only because she had more musical activities than the others in the band.
In response to the freedom, several members posted not-so-cryptic pictures on Instagram which show their happiness at being separated from the group.
Big album releases
The Good Witch - Maisie Peters
Maisie Peters spell-binding second studio album The Good Witch was released this month, showcasing her creative songwriting and slightly unhinged approach to relationships.
The Show - Niall Horan
Niall Horan’s short and sweet third studio album cements him into his sound in his own little space of pop music.
The Age of Pleasure - Janelle Monaé
Janelle Monae continues having fun and experimenting with pop music in her latest almost-concept album.
Foo Fighters - But Here We Are
The Foo Fighters first release post the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins is an emotional and sonically solid return.
Christine and The Queens - Paranoïa, Angels, Grief
Christine and The Queens new studio album is a wandering, intense and unique look at grief.
Live on tour
Taylor Swift (finally) announces international dates
Taylor Swift announced her international dates this month, covering South America, Australia, Asia, Europe, and the UK with ticket sales staggered over the next few weeks. Canadian fans however have been left disappointed by the lack of Canadian dates on the tour.
Doja Cat announces US tour
Doja Cat has announced her first tour in four years, starting with several dates across the US. The announcement comes shortly after the release of her new song Attention.
Lewis Capaldi cancels upcoming tour dates
Lewis Capaldi has announced the cancellation of his upcoming tour dates. This comes after he cancelled previous dates in order to get well for his Glastonbury performance. Capaldi cites needing to take a break due to his mental and physical health.
Travis Barker expecting baby with wife Kourtney Kardashian
The Blink 182 drummer is expecting a baby with his wife Kourtney Kardashian. The announcement was made with a sweet reference to one of his music videos at one of Blink 182’s shows.
Noah Cyrus is engaged
Singer and sister of Miley Cyrus has got engaged to her boyfriend, now fiancé German fashion designer Pinkus. Yes, that’s his actual name.
Cardi B and husband Offset beef over cheating allegations
Offset has accused Cardi B of cheating on her in a now-deleted Instagram story. Cardi B lashed out against the claims via Twitter, essentially calling her husband a hypocrite since he had been caught being unfaithful to her too. It’s all very dramatic.
Lewis Capaldi struggled to get through his 'Someone You Loved' performance due to health issues, and the Glastonbury crowd carried the performance for him.