June 18, 2007

White Stripes to play free show on LA's Sunset Strip


With the launch of their summer tour just days away, garage-rock revivalists The White Stripes will play a free show Wednesday (6/20) in Los Angeles for about 200 fans.The ersatz sister/brother duo of Jack and Meg White will celebrate Tuesday's (6/19) release of its new album, "Icky Thump," by turning the landmark Sunset Strip storefront of the defunct Tower Records music chain into "Icky Thump Records." The store will act as a real retail outfit this week, offering just one item for sale: the band's new album.
Tickets for the show, which is set to begin around 7 p.m. PDT, will be given out to those who buy the album at the store after midnight on Monday (6/18). Some tickets will be made available through various radio-station promotions in the Los Angeles area as well.



5 comments:

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Good archive photo of Tower Records. It ought to be a keepsake in due time. RIP

bob_vinyl said...

So, are you going? I wish I would have seen the White Stripes before they broke, because I just don't go to big expensive shows anymore. I'd love to catch something like this. Hopefully, it will be full of the serendipity that a free show like this should be. I wasn't crazy about the song I heard from the new album, but I'm excited nonetheless. They haven't misfired yet, so I expect the album is better or it just needs a few listens to grow on me.

Jeff said...

I would love to see that, unfortunately I live on the other side of the country, instead I will be viewing them from the nosebleeds in Madison Square Garden...

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

Ray, I have so many Tower memories...mostly of big old parties in the parking lot in the wee hours of the morning waiting for Bruce Springsteen tickets (or Van Halen, or The Who, or The Stones, etc) to go on sale!

Then of course hours of browsing RECORDS!

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

Bob, No I'm not going :(

Jeff, have fun at MSG! Doesn't it seem like just yesterday that we were talking about what concerts we were going to see in the summer of '06? Time flies.

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