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7 June 2024

Episode 3314

33 minutes

Volodymyr Zelensky has been branded a “hero” by one D-Day veteran as France announces that it will provide Ukraine with fighter jets and training. Authorities in Hong Kong further crack down on free speech as two British judges quit its top court. Then: a busy week for space travel and why young EU voters are swayed by the right. Plus: can anyone besides Taylor Swift still sell out stadiums?

7 June 2024

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Can anyone but Taylor Swift still sell out stadiums?

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Taylor Swift’s 152-date stadium tour has now reached the UK. Though the Eras Tour is sold out and on track to make more than $2bn (€1.3bn), other artists are having to cancel their tours as a result of low demand. Is it time for artists to downsize their venues to make touring sustainable and create better atmospheres for fans?

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