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Benzema still way off Ronaldo for all-time Real Madrid goals despite UEFA Super Cup joy

Real Madrid star Karim Benzema now only trails Cristiano Ronaldo in all-time goalscorers for Los Blancos after netting in the UEFA Super Cup.Benzema was on target for Madrid - for the 324th time - as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Wednesday evening in Helsinki. And in doing so the Frenchman overtook legendary striker Raul in the all-time scoring charts for Los Blancos.

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Future Islands’ Samuel T Herring to make acting debut in ‘The Changeling’
Future Islands frontman Samuel T Herring is set to make his acting debut in new television drama, The Changeling.Herring will star in the upcoming Apple TV+ drama alongside LaKeith Stanfield.As per Deadline, the show is being billed as a “fairytale for grown-ups” and is based on Victor LaValle’s bestselling book of the same name.Stanfield will star as Apollo, a new father and bookseller, while Herring will play William Wheeler – a man who befriends Apollo.A release date for the new show has not yet been unveiled.Earlier this year, Future Islands added more dates to their huge tour of the UK and Europe – check out dates below and buy your tickets here.The ‘Calling Out In Space’ tour comes on the back of the band’s 2020 album ‘As Long As You Are’. It’s the band’s UK first tour since 2018.The band – made up of Herring, Gerrit Welmers, Michael Lowry and William Cashion – will continue their worldwide tour now into October and November with a further 20 UK and European headline shows.You can see the full list of tour dates here:AUGUST 202216 – Cologne, E-Werk17 – Munich, TonHalle18 – Berlin, Columbiahalle22 – Oslo, Sentrum Scene24 – Copenhagen, Vega (tickets valid from 26 February) 25 – Copenhagen, Vega (tickets valid from 27 February) 29 – Helsinki, The House of Culture19 – Bergen, NO, USF Verftet*OCTOBER 202220 – Stavenger, Folken*22 – Gothenburg, Trädgår’n*24 – Aarhus, Voxhall*26 – Utrecht, (Ronda) (tickets valid from 15 March) 27 – Leipzig, Werk 2*28 – Nuremberg, Z-Bau Saal*30 – Prague, Lucerna Music Bar*31 – Vienna, Arena Wien*NOVEMBER1 – Budapest, Akvarium Klub*3 – Rome, Orion Live Club*4 – Milan, Fabrique5 – Winterthur, Salzhaus*7 – Paris, L’Olympia8 – Dortmund, FZW*10 – Leeds, O2 Academy*11 – Cardiff, Cardiff
Johnny Depp debuts newly clean-shaven look while rocking out with Jeff Beck at Finland tour show
Johnny Depp looked noticeably different as he hit the stage on Jeff Beck’s tour over the weekend. The Edward Scissorhands actor is continuing to perform as a special guest on Jeff’s world tour, which has moved over to mainland Europe following a stint in the UK earlier this month. On Sunday, the pair shared the stage in Finland to perform at the Helsinki Blues Festival, and some fans no doubt did a double-take as Johnny arrived sporting a fresh look. It appears the 59-year-old has given himself a mini makeover in the middle of the tour, having debuted a clean-shaven look after getting rid of the goatee beard he wore during his six-week libel trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. Johnny seemed to be in great spirits as he soaked in the warm reception from the audience, and waved and smiled at them while strumming the guitar on-stage alongside his frequent musical collaborator Jeff. The pair have grown close in recent months and are even set to release a joint album in July. Last week, they dropped the first single from the record, This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr, which was inspired by the early Hollywood starlet. Johnny and Jeff, 77, first met in 2016 and the album’s been in the works since 2019, when the actor was also working with Alice Cooper’s supergroup Hollywood Vampires.Sources close to the Pirates of the Caribbean actor have said he is now focusing on rebuilding his career after going through the gruelling trial against Amber. Johnny filed a lawsuit against the Aquaman actress over an article she wrote detailing her experience with domestic abuse.
Céline Dion Reschedules ‘Courage’ Tour for Third Time Due to Health Complications: ‘I’m Just Not There Yet’
Thania Garcia Celine Dion delivered an emotional statement via Instagram today (April 29) announcing that the U.K. and European leg of her “Courage” tour — which was originally slated for September 2020, then rescheduled for April 2021 — will be pushed back for a third time due to the singer’s health issues.Dion was set to embark on the European stretch of her tour on May 25 but unfortunately, the shows have now been pushed back to start in late February of next year.“Well here we go again,” starts Dion in her announcement video, “I’m so sorry we have to change our tour plans for Europe one more time; first we had to move the shows because of the pandemic, now it’s my health issues causing us to postpone some shows and unfortunately we have to cancel some too.”   A post shared by Céline Dion (@celinedion)The Canadian singer mentioned she was doing “a little bit better” but the process is slow and “frustrating.” In January of last year, Dion announced her tour would come to an early end in the United States and Canada because she needed the time to recover from “severe and persistent muscle spasms” inhibiting her ability to perform.“I’m still experiencing some spasms,” she shares in her video statement.
Lordi link up with PETA to condemn animal testing: “Animals’ lives are worth more than a lipstick or a bottle of shampoo”
Lordi have joined forces with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to support the organisation’s ongoing campaign against animal testing.The Finnish heavy metal band – who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 with ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ – posed for a new poster declaring that “animal testing is horrifying”, using their garish, horror-themed costumes and imagery to bolster the message. Pictured below the band is a rabbit that appears to have an unidentified device screwed into its scalp. Have a look at the poster below:A post shared by PETA UK (@petauk)In addition, Lordi have encouraged fans to show support for the European Citizens’ Initiative, launched by PETA in tandem with more than 100 animal protection groups, as well as brands like Dove and The Body Shop, to call on the European Union “to uphold and strengthen the animal testing ban for cosmetics”. In a press release issued by PETA, the org explained that “despite setting a global precedent, the ban is being undermined by new and unnecessary animal testing requirements for cosmetics ingredients that have been safely used for years”.It continued: “The ECI also calls for the transformation of EU chemicals regulations without the addition of new animal tests and for the establishment of a plan to end all animal experiments.”In a statement of their own, Lordi said: “The EU ban prohibiting cosmetics testing on animals is under threat because the Helsinki-based European Chemicals Agency is demanding that thousands of animals be subjected to cruel tests.
Gojira reschedule UK and European tour due to COVID-19
Gojira have rescheduled their upcoming UK and European tour due to COVID-19 restrictions.The French metal titans were supposed to hit the road last month, beginning in Helsinki, with stop-offs in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Prague, Budapest and other cities throughout January into February and March.However, they’ve announced that they will now kick off their European tour on July 5 in Brussels and conclude it in Milan on July 31 at Carroponte.The UK and Ireland leg of the tour, meanwhile, has moved to 2023 and will begin on February 11 in Dublin and conclude at London’s Alexandra Palace on February 22.Gojira will then play rescheduled shows in Bordeaux, Paris, Luxembourg and Lyon between February 24 and 28, 2023.“We cannot express how much we appreciate your continued patience and support while we worked through last month’s postponement,” the band said in a social media post.“Despite our best efforts to resume touring this month, the continued uncertainty in various territories has left us with no other choice but to reschedule the remaining dates of the tour as well.“In light of this unfortunate news we are pleased to share the rescheduled dates for the entire European Tour below.”A post shared by Gojira Official (@gojiraofficial)Original tickets for the tour – which sees support from special guests Alien Weaponry and Employed To Serve – remain valid.
Listen to Future Islands’ groove-led new single ‘King Of Sweden’
Future Islands have returned today (February 16) with a brand new track – listen to the groove-led ‘King Of Sweden’ below.The new song follows the standalone track ‘Peach’, which the band released last summer and was their first original track since their sixth album, ‘As Long As You Are’, came out in 2020.It’s not clear yet whether ‘King Of Sweden’ and ‘Peach’ are tasters of the band’s seventh studio album, which they confirmed in 2021 they had already started work on.For now, listen to ‘King Of Sweden’ below.Next week (February 21), Future Islands are set to head out on an extensive UK and European headline tour, their first since 2018.See the full list of dates, which include a show at London’s Alexandra Palace, below.FEBRUARY 202221 – Helsinki, The House Of Culture23 – Stockholm, Annexet24 – Oslo, Sentrum Scene26 – Copenhagen, VegaMARCH 20221 – Berlin, Columbiahalle2 – Warsaw, Palladium Warszawa4 – Munich, TonHalle5 – Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture6 – Milan, Fabrique8 – Barcelona, Razzmatazz9 – Madrid, La Riviera10 – Lisbon, Camp Pequeno12 – Nimes, La Paloma13 – Paris, Olympia15 – Utrecht, Ronda17 – Frankfurt, Batschkapp19 – Lille, Aeronef20 – Antwerp, De Roma21 – Cologne, E-Werk23 – Manchester, Academy25 – London, Alexandra Palace27 – Belfast, Ulster Hall28 – Dublin, Vicar Street31 – Newcastle, Northumbria SU InstituteAPRIL 20221 – Edinburgh, Usher Hall2 – Glasgow, O2 Academy Reviewing Future Islands’ new album ‘As Long As You Are’, NME wrote: “‘As Long As You Are’ maybe an unexpected handbrake turn for Future Islands and it may not be as hit-laden as its predecessor, but it’s a refreshing record in its own right and one that throws up plenty of existential quandaries.”