Weekly music agenda: Releases from Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna

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Upcoming highlights include albums by Beyoncé, Lagy Gaga, and Rihanna -- all due out internationally November 23. Tours by Green Day and Paul McCartney begin in early December.

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Upcoming highlights include albums by Beyoncé, Lagy Gaga, and Rihanna - all due out internationally November 23. Tours by Green Day and Paul McCartney begin in early December.

Paul McCartney's Good Evening New York City on CD and DVD
November 17/23

Paul McCartney's Good Evening New York City is due for release in the US (November 17, from Hear Music/Concord Music Group) and the UK (November 23, on Mercury Records). The multi-disc package features music from McCartney's three nights of performances in July 2009 at New York's Citi Field, formerly Shea Stadium, site of The Beatles' landmark 1965 concert.

Beyoncé Live Album, Deluxe Edition releases
November 23

On November 23, Beyoncé's DVD I Am...Yours: An Intimate Performance At Wynn Las Vegas will be released internationally by Music World Music/Columbia Records. Filmed in August 2009, the album includes more than 30 songs, as well as Beyoncé's biographical storytelling and behind-the-scenes footage. Also due out November 23 is the I Am...Sasha Fierce Deluxe Edition, which features five number-one hits as well as two bonus tracks, including "Video Phone (Extended Remix)" with Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga The Fame Monster release and tour
November 23, 27

November 23 will mark the re-release of Lady Gaga's debut album, The Fame. The re-release, titled The Fame Monster, features eight new songs, including the singles "Bad Romance" and "Telephone," a duet with Beyoncé. On November 27, Lady Gaga begins her North American tour The Monster Ball, which continues through late January.

Rihanna Rated R release
November 23

Multi-platinum artist Rihanna is due to release her third album, Rated R, on Def Jam Recordings. The album includes the single "Russian Roulette," which launched worldwide in October. The follow-up to 2007's Good Girl Gone Bad, Rated R is scheduled to arrive in the physical and digital marketplace worldwide on November 23.

Mika tours Australia and Southeast Asia
November 24-30

Internationally best-selling artist Mika begins a tour of Australia and Southeast Asia on November 24. The Lebanese-American singer-songwriter will perform songs from his album The Boy Who Knew Too Much in Sydney, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Tokyo. Tickets for the shows are currently on sale. Mika released his first album in 2007; the same year he won four World Music Awards, including those for Best-Selling New Artist and Best-Selling Male Entertainer.


Paul McCartney begins European tour
December 2

Paul McCartney is scheduled to begin his first European tour since 2004, beginning with a December 2 show in Hamburg. Dates follow in Arnhem, Paris, Cologne, Dublin, and London - his only UK date of the year. For information about where to buy tickets for each show, visit this link on the Paul McCartney website.

Green Day in Australia, New Zealand
December 4

Green Day will perform in Perth, Australia on December 4, marking the start of a seven-date tour in that country. Two shows in New Zealand follow. In January, the band is back on the road for concerts in Thailand, Singapore, China, Korea, and Japan. On November 5, Green Day was presented with the Best Rock award at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin.

Alicia Keys: The Element of Freedom

December 15

Twelve-time Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys will release The Element of Freedom (MBL/J Records), her fourth studio album, on December 1. The Element of Freedom is the follow-up to Keys's multi-platinum-selling 2007 album As I Am, which featured the Grammy Award-winning tune "No One." A video for the album's first single,"Doesn't Mean Anything," can be seen at the Alicia Keys website.

Looking ahead: SXSW offers reduced registration
Through January 15

The annual South by Southwest Music and Media Conference & Festival gathers members of the international music, film, and interactive media industries in Austin, Texas, for a weeklong convergence of ideas and talent. Founded in 1987, the music event attracts nearly 12,000 attendees; the film and interactive components, added in 1994, attract approximately 17,000 registrants. SXSW 2010 is scheduled for March 12-21. Through January 15, badges range from $475 to $675 for single festivals (music, film, or interactive). Gold and plantinum badges, priced at $675 and $1050, allow entry into multiple events. After January, costs will rise by $25 to $75 per badge.