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11 Dec

Jack White performed “I’m Shakin’” off his Grammy nominated album Blunderbuss on Conan.

Watch the video below and pick up the album on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

12 Nov

Los Angeles rock radio station KROQ 106.7 announced the lineup for the 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012. Tickets are available online at Livenation.com/Ticketmaster.com only on Friday, November 16th at 12:00pm PST. Presale tickets are available to KROQ Street Team members at http://streetteam.kroq.radio.com/main.aspx



Proceeds from 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas to benefit the following charities:

Para Los Ni̱os РPara Los Ni̱os is a non-profit family service agency designed to raise at-risk children out of poverty and into brighter futures through positive educational
opportunities and support.

Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center – Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center provides a safe after-school environment where hundreds of boys and girls in South Central Los Angeles participate in tutoring, learn important social skills and are guided to succeed in school and enter college.


13 Aug

Today the lineup for the 2012 Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by LG was announced by select fans who took part in a contest to guess the lineup on Virgin Mobile’s Twitter page (@virginmlive). The Billboard award-winning festival, known for the inventive and unexpected experience in addition to unforgettable performances, will be hosted again for free. The festival will feature some of the most talked about, most appreciated, most relevant and most eclectic artists – filling two Main Stages and the Dance Forest.

Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by LG will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. The lineup on the Main Stages includes Jack White, Skrillex, M83, NAS, ZZ Top, Santigold, Alabama Shakes, Ben Folds Five, The Dismemberment Plan, Allen Stone, Trampled by Turtles, Portugal. The Man, Das Racist, Future Islands and Justin Jones. The Dance Forest will feature Above & Beyond, Porter & Zedd (Back to Back), Thomas Gold, Nervo, Alvin Risk and Penguin Prison, plus others to be announced. You can view the photo gallery of fans announcing the lineup on Virgin Mobile Live.

“After three years of crazy press and feedback, bands start to line up early to be on the ‘It-List,’” said Seth Hurwitz, chairman of I.M.P. and Virgin Mobile FreeFest producer. “Fortunately, since the tickets go in minutes, we can wait until much later than most festivals to book the absolute best stories of the moment.”

How to get tickets to FreeFest

Tickets to the 2012 Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by LG will go “On Free” to the public at noon (EDT) Friday, Aug. 24, via ticketfly.com. Fans who choose to follow Virgin Mobile Live on Twitter (@virginmlive) will see a link to participate in the private presale, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 23. Virgin Mobile customers and prior Virgin Mobile Festival ticket buyers will get special notification of the presale in advance as well.

“We’ve had a really big year at Virgin,” said Ron Faris, head of brand marketing, Virgin Mobile USA. “Now it’s time to celebrate. FreeFest is back – bigger than ever. We can’t wait to share this free day of music with all our fans, especially the ones who helped us announce it.”

As always, fans will be encouraged to make a donation to The RE*Generation, Virgin Mobile’s initiative to end youth homelessness. Proceeds raised to date built Virgin Mobile’s new “RE*Generation House,” a homeless youth shelter developed by Sasha Bruce Youthwork. This year’s donations will open the house and provide support to a community of homeless youth. More details about this will follow shortly.

Last year Virgin Mobile FreeFest’s free tickets were scooped up in just minutes, and 50,000 people attended. In keeping with the “free” mantra, Ticketfly is waiving all service charges on free tickets when fans pick them up at Merriweather or the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., or print their tickets at home.

There will be a limited number of FreeFest “FREEMIUM PACKAGES,” which include admission to the festival, a charitable donation to Virgin Mobile USA’s youth homelessness initiatives, a FreeFest T-shirt, a souvenir cup that comes with free fountain drinks throughout the festival, and early admission to the grounds. FREEMIUM tickets are available via Ticketfly or at the 9:30 Club and Merriweather Post Pavilion box offices.

“Virgin Mobile FreeFest is one of the biggest, most talked about music festivals of the year, and LG is thrilled to be part of this cultural phenomenon,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of mobile phone brand marketing for LG Electronics USA.

31 Jul

Jack White will make his triumphant return to New York City with a September 29 performance at the famed Radio City Music Hall.

Jack’s first solo Radio City headline show follows in the wake of his runaway success debut album Blunderbuss (Third Man/Columbia), which includes the recently released third single, “Freedom at 21,” and its’ Hype Williams-directed “pulse pounding” music video.

Tickets are on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, August 3. Members of Third Man Records’ Vault will receive access to a special pre-sale beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, August 1.

See Jack White as he continues to tour the world:

08/05/12 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/06/12 – Omaha, NE – Omaha Music Hall
08/08/12 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
08/10/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
08/11/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
08/12/12 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08/14/12 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
08/15/12 – Portland, OR – Rose Quarter – Theater of the Clouds
08/31/12 – Lisbon, Portugal – Lisbon Coliseum
09/01/12 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
09/02/12 – Barcelona, Spain – Sant Jordi
09/04/12 – Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur
09/05/12 – Zurich, Switzerland – X-Tra
09/06/12 – Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto Arena
09/08/12 – London, UK – iTunes Festival
09/10/12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Falconer Theater
09/11/12 – Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet
09/12/12 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
09/29/12 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
10/12-14/12 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/26-28/12 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

25 Jul

By Matt Arena

New festivals seem to pop up every year, pull a decent lineup and then are never heard from again. In essence they’re attempts at unseating summer powerhouses like Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, but they rarely ever succeed. But every once in a while those festivals have down years, allowing room for one of these newcomers to stake their own claim on the American summer music festival market. This year is one of those years and the Firefly Festival is one of those newcomers.

While Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza pulled the usual big lineups, it’s a definite decline from last year and the organizers behind Firefly seemed to notice that. Pulling three massive, current, and arena-worthy headliners, they presented the east coast with the rare option of a massive three day festival. A very doable 3.5 hr drive from the New York area, combined with billing of a major festival in a small festival setting made Firefly a must-see for anyone on the east coast. With all three levels of three day passes selling out weeks before the festival, they released a number of single day passes which promptly sold out as well. It’s only a few days after the last band left the stage, but it’s pretty clear that 2012 Firefly Festival was quite the success. So much so that starting today July 25th, the festival will begin selling early bird passes for next year’s festival. It’s clear that Firefly will not be following the trend of one-hit wonder festivals and that they plan on becoming a summer mainstay for music fans. The first day saw some rain, but the amount of fantastic music more than made everyone forget about the somewhat sloppy conditions.


Opening up the main stage for the weekend was The Wallflowers. Having announced an end to their hiatus just this past fall, they also recently revealed they’re working on their first new record in over seven years. With the possibility of new songs and playing on the power of the festival’s main stage, it was no surprise to see a massive crowd awaiting the band’s arrival before they even took the stage. Sticking with the same lineup from their last studio album Rebel, Sweetheart, it’s clear the strength of this band revolves around frontman Jakob Dylan, keyboardist Rami Jaffee, and bassist Greg Richling. Other members may come and go, but these guys have been together from the start and that’s immediately evident when they play. Firefly boasts an excellent, albeit young, lineup, so a seasoned band like The Wallflowers was a rarity during the weekend. Playing songs spanning their five studio releases, and including a couple new ones off the band’s upcoming album Glad All Over, they still managed to give the same levels of live and energy to these songs as when they first started playing. Obviously stand-out hits like ‘Sixth Avenue Heartache’ and ‘One Headlight’ went down well with the crowd, as all it took during the latter was a few notes of the first riff for the entire field to start cheering. The new songs had a distinctly different sound to most of the band’s material, with the darker, hard rock undertones reflected in the song titles themselves, ‘Devil’s Waltz’ and ‘Hospital for Sinners’ respectively. Dylan seemed determined to get these new songs out there and in a moment of self-awareness announced the crowd that “alright, the new song section is over,” before moving into the band’s more well known material. Festival crowds can be notoriously impatient when wading through a block of the set list that is dedicated to new material, but the Wallflowers handled it well, mostly by acknowledging it was happening in the first place. This is why they were such a great choice to open the main stage; they’re a veteran band that not only understands how modern audiences work but how to rock their faces off.


Very few bands have been able to build a career like OK Go has. Breaking through to mainstream audiences with their now legendary video for ‘Here It Goes Again,’ they essentially promoted their way into people’s iPods because of their music videos. In a time where music videos are a dying art, it’s great to see a band like OK Go not only put tons of effort in it but have a ball doing it. They’ve been able to channel that initial buzz into considerable success. Playing with the same quirky energy presented in most of their videos, it creates an interesting cohesive element to all they do. This is evident on songs like ‘Return,’ in which the band plays hand bells placed amongst a chessboard. Lead singer Damian Kulash informed the crowd just prior to the song, “let’s go to church,” before breaking into the oddly captivating performance.

Walk the Moon

There are certain bands that just feel tailor-made for festivals and Walk the Moon is definitely one of those bands. Between the style of music and the band’s aesthetic on stage (and yes, meaning the face paint), it’s almost easy to see how this band would crush any festival stage they walked upon. While mostly having seen the band previously at standard gigs inside clubs (with the exception of Music Midtown, prior to their recent explosion in popularity), it was a treat to say the least to see them take on a major festival crowd like at Firefly. With a mix of songs off their latest self-titled debut album and the independently released ‘i want, i want!’ of last year, to say they struck a chord would not only be a lame pun but the understatement of the year. From the moment the band took the stage, they had the crowd, jumping, dancing, yelling, and in general just partying their asses off. It helps that Walk the Moon create some of the danciest music out there. Songs like ‘Shiver, Shiver’ and ‘Quesadilla’ vibrated the very soil the crowd was standing upon, with the groovy bass lines (courtesy of bassist Kevin Ray) and spiraling synths making the songs practically explode from the stage. The vocal, synth, and drum work of multi-talented front man Nicholas Petricca no doubt played a large part in this. It seems like every member of this band is doing five different things at once, operating whatever instrument they’re holding like pros, all the while singing and dancing with faces of guys who wholeheartedly love what they’re doing. Clearly the audience not only recognized but fed off that. When the band on stage is so obviously having the time of their life, it only elicits an even stronger reaction from the crowd.

Having seen Walk the Moon many, many times now, it’s always astounding how they manage to get better with every show. Even the band’s tour manager and publicist could be seen side stage dancing and singing just as hard as everyone in the crowd. The soaring harmonies on tracks like ‘The Liftaway’ and ‘I Can Lift a Car’ not only mixed the band’s vocal medley beautifully, but everyone in the crowd as well. During the latter, not only did the audience shout along to every single word of the irresistibly catchy chorus, but even joined in on a several hundred impromptu car lifting dance, which can only be described as Walk the Moon’s take on raising the roof. It all led into the absolute fire storm of a summer anthem, ‘Anna Sun.’ From the very first synth note, the crowd erupted into cheers as the band bounced, spun, and stomped around the stage like possessed men. To go through and list why every song worked so well and why every band member is so essential to making it all come together would take forever, so know this: there’s only one thing to do during a Walk the Moon show, drop whatever you’re doing and dance.

Silversun Pickups

Headlining the secondary stage was Los Angeles rock band, Silversun Pickups. Fresh off the release of their stellar third album, Neck of the Woods, they played a killer set spanning all three of their studio releases. Having sat down to talk with bassist Nikki Monninger earlier that day, she expressed excitement at the opportunity to play the new songs live, as the band hasn’t started their tour yet. One of the best songs off the new album and maybe even the best of the set was ‘Mean Spirits.’ In trademark Silversun Pickups fashion, the track relies on the booming bass lines and fuzzy distorted riffs of lead singer/guitarist Brian Aubert. The jump from studio to live is a transition many bands struggle with, but Silversun Pickups seem to do it with ease. For a group of just four people, they make a sound that could fill an arena which is why they sounded so great at Firefly. Without the constraints that a standard club has, their sound was able to go as far as possible at Dover Downs. This was especially true on ‘Growing Old is Getting Old,’ not only hands-down the best song of the set but maybe even the best out of the entire weekend. This was a personal favorite before going in and hearing it live again just solidifies that. It takes everything that makes Silversun Pickups great and amplifies it by ten. Quite literally. It’s a building, slow burner of a track but eventually explodes into a blitz of static, distortion, bass, and primal screams that sees the band as it’s very best and loudest. Though not a single, the band thankfully kept it on the set list despite the slew of tracks off the new album, and is a highlight of every Silversun Pickups set. Having only played a handful of secret shows in LA since the album release, the band sounded as sharp as ever, even with the new tracks. The first single of Neck of the Woods, ‘Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)’ was a standout. The echoing vocals rolled all the way back to the very entrance of the festival and the repeating backing track gave the song an extraterrestrial feel. The crowd definitely loved Silversun’s set, even as far as earning thanks from Brian himself for sticking around despite the ominous clouds and impending rain. The band’s two biggest hits, ‘Panic Switch’ and ‘Lazy Eye’ both received roars from the crowd during their opening notes. While the former is much more upbeat and the latter is similar to ‘Growing Old’ as a slow burner, they were both incredible. Equal parts modern alternative and ambient rock, Silversun Pickups is one of the few modern bands with a truly unique sound. You can’t throw the “they sound like (insert band name here)” label on them and it makes that much better.


After a couple years out of the spotlight, Jack White has had a huge year. After announcing the break-up of The White Stripes and releasing his own solo album, White has been playing seemingly non-stop. Headlining almost every major festival the US has and doing a residency of club shows around the country, it seems that he’s back in a major way. Early into the day festival goers had been camping out at the front of the main stage for White, and he undoubtedly impressed. Ironically enough, he played mostly songs from his many other bands. Only five tracks released under the Jack White solo name were found; not that it’s a bad thing. Comprised mostly of White Stripes and Raconteurs “covers,” (and a wicked appearance of the Dead Weather’s ‘I Cut Like a Buffalo’), it kinda felt like a White Stripes gig. Minus Meg. It’s pretty clear he still loves playing these songs, almost as much as the crowd loves hearing them. Kicking right off with ‘Dead Leaves and Dirty Ground,’ it set the tone quite well for the rest of the set. Though clearly happy for the treat of White Stripes songs, the audience loved material off Blunderbuss just as much. ‘Freedom at 21’ made an early appearance in the set, and though a bit of a low-key track on the album, it springs to life on stage. The unmistakable riff got a roar from the sprawling crowd and the frenzied work of the all male back-up band Los Buzzardos no doubt played a key role in the song’s transformation. It may be a bit cliché to name ‘Seven Nation Army’ as the highlight of the set, but come on, it’s ‘Seven Nation Army.’ Sporting arguably the most recognizable bass line of the past 10 years, the crowd knew it was coming and still gave the loudest cheer the instant the first note was heard. To try to relate the level of energy not only from stage, but also from the absolutely packed crowd would prove nothing but a disservice so imagine this; it’s ‘Seven Nation Army’ live. Just imagine how great that would be and multiply it by about 20. Though the rain started almost as soon as he set did, Jack White didn’t seem to mind as he remarked to the crowd, “I know you’re out there in the rain, but you kind of like it, don’t you?” To which the crowd replied with a rowdy cheer. Though not a rarity at festivals this summer, Jack White still managed to more than live up to the near legendary status and fit perfectly as the first headliner of the weekend. Mark “see Seven Nation Army live” off my gig bucket list? Check.




22 May

By Michel Dussack

It’s a testament to Jack White’s popularity that when I arrived at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom 40 minutes before the doors were scheduled to open, the line of people waiting to get inside went up 52nd street, wrapped around the corner, and then proceeded to wrap around another corner onto 53rd street. By the time the doors opened (3o minutes before the time printed on the tickets) the line was several hundred strong, all of whom were slightly damp from the day-long rainstorm that soaked the city. This was the first of two sold out shows at the legendary venue and as fans trickled in past the large signs prohibiting photographing, videotaping and audio recording the performance there were many questions in the air. The most important of which, however, was which band Jack White would be performing with that night. White has brought two bands on tour with him – the all-male Los Buzzardos and the all-female The Peacocks, and no one is told who will be playing until the band walk on stage.

The 90 minute set (which flew by all too quickly) encompassed material from every project White has had his hands in – from The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs to the Danger Mouse/Daniele Luppi project Rome. On main focus throughout the night, though, were songs from his critically acclaimed solo album ‘Blunderbuss’ and choice cuts from the extensive White Stripes catalogue. Opening the show with one of The White Stripes’ biggest hits, ‘Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground’ set the bar high for the night and provided a chance for Los Buzzardos to show off their talent early on. Every song was given more of a country twang thanks in part to fiddles and slide guitars throughout, yet White’s guitar prowess was still the main attraction. Of particular note was drummer Daru Jones, who is one of the fiercest drummers I’ve ever seen. During some of his more energetic moments, he lifted out of his chair from his sheer momentum and resorted to drumming standing up.

Another interesting aspect of the performance was that there seemed to be no paper setlists on the stage for band members to refer to. Instead, it seemed that White would call out what song to play next to his band mates and often added improvisational guitar solos at a whim, forcing the band to attempt to keep up with one of the best guitarists in the business.

Every song from ‘Blunderbuss’ was somehow made heavier in their live performances, especially tracks like ‘Sixteen Saltines’ and ‘Freedom at 21’. A cover of Hank Williams’ ‘You Know That I Know’ was slipped into the set towards the end with White jokingly asking if New York could ‘handle a country song’. Aside from a quick story told by White (which was nearly impossible to understand from the back of the venue) this was all the talking the audience got from him. Highlights of the night included a set closing ‘Ball and Biscuit’, a tweaked version of ‘Steady, As She Goes’ and the fan favorite ‘Hello Operator’.

The singular highlight of the show for most of the crowd was indeed the show closing ‘Seven Nation Army’ and from the first note of what is possibly the last greatest guitar riff they were singing along with it. The crowd grew so loud in fact, that White silenced his band during the last verse and sung while the crowd continued singing the guitar riff and clapping the drum beat. And just like that, White thanked the crowd for coming out, and vanished off the stage for the night. Everyone in the venue filed out with a gigantic smile on their face, having just seen what is arguably this generation’s greatest guitarist play the most memorable guitar riff of the past 15 years.

Jack White setlist
1. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (White Stripes)
2. Missing Pieces
3. Sixteen Saltines
4. Hypocritical Kiss
5. I Cut Like A Buffalo (The Dead Weather)
6. Trash Tongue Talker
7. Top Yourself (The Raconteurs)
8. Two Against One (Rome)
9. Black Math (White Stripes)
10. Hello Operator (White Stripes)
11. Weep Themselves to Sleep
12. You Know That I Know (Hank Williams cover)
13. Blunderbuss
14. Ball and Biscuit (White Stripes)
15. Freedom At 21
16. Steady, As She Goes (The Raconteurs)
17. Take Me With You When You Go
18. Catch Hell Blues (White Stripes)
19. Seven Nation Army (White Stripes)

All photos courtesy of Michel Dussack

22 May

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012 Lineup Announced

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Austin City Limits Music Festival has announced its lineup for the 2012 edition of the festival. Set to headline this year’s lineup: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Black Keys and Jack White. Three day tickets and single day passes are still on-sale for the festival for the festival set for October 12th through the 14th. Pick them up here while they last.

Check out the full lineup below:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Black Keys
Jack White, Florence + The Machine, The Avett Brothers, Iggy & The Stooges, AVICII, BASSNECTAR, The Roots, The Shins, Weezer, Gotye, The Civil Wars, M83, Tegan and Sara, Childish Gambino Two Door Cinema Club, Thievery Corporation, The Afghan Whigs, Crystal Castles, Andrew Bird, Gary Clark Jr., Metric, Band of Skulls, Esperanza Spalding, Alabama Shakes, Delta Spirit, M. Ward, Randy Rogers Band, Die Antwoord, Rufus Wainwright, NEEDTOBREATHE, Big Gigantic, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Steve Earle, The War On Drugs, Umphrey’s McGee, Barrington Levy, Old 97′s Punch Brothers, Bombay Bicycle Club, A-Trak, Trampled by Turtles Patterson Hood, Michael Kiwanuka, Big K.R.I.T., Oberhofer, POLICA, Tennis, Zola Jesus, Stars, Kimbra, Black Lips, Los Campesinos!, Jovanotti, Ben Howard, Ruthie Foster, Freelance Whales, Civil Twilight, The Whigs, Dev, The Lumineers, Bad Books, The Devil Makes Three, Asleep at the Wheel, First Aid Kit Patrick Watson, LP, Caveman, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Father John Misty The Wombats, Dry the River, The Boxer Rebellion, Soul Rebels Brass Band Thundercat, Willis Earl Beal, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Kishi Bashi, Deep Dark Woods, Moon Duo, Kopecky Family Band, River City Extension Quiet Corral, Wheeler Brothers, The Relatives, Space Capone, The Staves Native Run, Nikki Lane, Quiet Company, Infantree, Wild Child, La Vida Bohème The Eastern Sea, The Dunwells, Kenny Vaughan Trio, Justin Jones, Sonámbulo Royal Teeth, Noah Gunderson, The Aaron Ivey Band, The Mighty Sincere Voices G.S.T., Colorfeels, Lera Lynn, Megan McCormick, Shields of Faith, Stapletones, The Baylor Choir, Disciples of Joy, Ralph’s World, Orange Sherbet, Big Don Rocknoceros, Hullabaloo, Jambo, Peter DiStefano & Tor, The School of Rock, The Q Brothers

17 May

Jack White has again decided to take on the tremendous challenge of making it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

During the rest of the performances on his current tour supporting his new album “Blunderbuss” (which incidentally is currently in the running for the world record of “the fastest named album in history” *pending), Jack White will every night on stage attempt to break the world record for most metaphors in a single concert.

The attempt may prove very exhausting and at times even dangerous, but the results could prove to be glorious and possibly even vainglorious. White and Third Man Records are certain that the extremely scientific and intricate analysis of the metaphors that occur will be examined in accordance with Guinness’ usually very thorough methods probably, or at the very least if somebody answers the phone at the pub.

Third Man Records encourages all attendees of said concerts to please not interfere or interject with any metaphors that they witness occur during the show as to not disqualify or worse yet, trivialize the metaphor in question. In addition all concert attendees are encouraged to entice as many metaphors to occur during the show that they possibly can as long as they don’t endanger themselves or Mr. White.

For your chance to participate in the making of history, Jack White & crew can be seen at one of the following venues:

05/18-20/12 – Gulf Shores, AL – The Hangout Music Fest

05/19/12 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel +

05/21/12- NY, NY – Roseland Ballroom +

05/22/12 – NY, NY – Roseland Ballroom +

05/24/12 – Detroit, MI – Scottish Rite Theater +

05/24/12 – Detroit, MI – Scottish Rite Theater (all ages matinee show) +

05/26/12 – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival

05/27/12 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre +

05/28/12 – Eugene, OR – Hult Center for the Performing Arts (Silva Concert Hall) +

05/30/12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern +

05/31/12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern +

06/21/12 – London, UK – O2 Academy Broxton +

06/22/12 – London, UK – Hammersmith Apollo +

06/23/12 – Hackney Marshes, London, UK – Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend

06/25/12 – Amsterdam, NL – Heineken Music Hall

06/26/12 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom

06/27/12 – Cologne, Germany – E-Werk +

06/29/12 -Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter

07/01/12 – Belfort, France – Les Eurockeennes

07/02/12 – Paris, France – L’Olympia +

07/03/12 – Paris, France – L’Olympia +

07/05/12 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks +

07/05-08/12 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival

07/20-22/12 – Dover, Delaware – Firefly Music Festival +

07/25/12 – Melbourne, Australia – Festival Hallm +

07/26/12 – Sydney, Australia – Hordern Pavillion +

07/27/12 – Byron Bay, Australia – Splendour In The Grass Festival +

07/27-29/12 – Niigata, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival +

08/03-05/12 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

08/08/12 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater

08/10-12/12 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands



16 May

Tens of thousands of music lovers are set to arrive on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama when the Hangout Music Fest kicks-off to a sold-out crowd this weekend. Fans not lucky enough to score tickets will still be able to watch the show on Myspace and catch performances by hot artists, such as Jack White, String Cheese Incident, Dispatch, Umphrey’s McGee, G. Love & Special Sauce, Paul Oakenfold, Gogol Bordello, Dr. Dog, Flogging Molly, Yelawolf, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Alabama Shakes, and more, blaze the stage on May 18-20.

“When tickets sold out so quickly, we knew we had to do something to share the festival to a wider audience. Thanks to Myspace, music fans that can’t make it to our party in person can still join in the fun,” said Hangout Music Fest founder and owner, Shaul Zislin. “Enjoy the broadcast and we’ll see you here next year!”

“Myspace’s broadcast of sets lets people everywhere share in the diverse music offerings Hangout Fest attendees are catching here in Gulf Shores,” said A.J. Niland, producer of Hangout Music Fest. “Ocean breezes and sand between your toes not included.”

As the exclusive distribution partner, Myspace will broadcast select performances live and on-demand, beginning Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20 at www.myspace.com/hangoutmusicfest. Additional performance footage will be shared on select Hangout artists’ Myspace pages. Stay tuned to Hangout’s Myspace page for all the updates on artist broadcasts.

“The Hangout Music Fest is an amazing stage for huge music acts such as Dave Matthews Band and Jack White,” said Al Dejewski, SVP Global Marketing of Myspace. “Connecting bands and fans with music is our roots and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to deliver these diverse, unexpected and exciting performances to audiences at home.”

About Hangout Music Fest:
Named “Music Festival of the Year” at the Pollstar Awards, the 2012 Hangout Music Fest features four action-packed days of music across five stages. This year’s festival sold out of General Admission tickets within two weeks of on-sale and has since completely sold out of all VIP-level passes. The newly expanded site includes an incredible array of activities and VIP amenities unheard of at music festivals, including swimming pools with stage views, the multi-level Sky Bar, fresh Gulf seafood, amusement rides, and much more.

About Myspace:
Myspace LLC is a leading social entertainment destination powered by the passions of fans. Myspace drives social interaction by providing a highly personalized experience around entertainment and connecting people to the music, TV, movies, and games that they love. These entertainment experiences are available through both online and offline and across multiple platforms and devices. Myspace is also the home of Myspace Music, which offers an ever-growing catalog of freely streamable audio and video content to users and provides major, independent, and unsigned artists alike with the tools to reach new audiences. The company is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA and is an affiliate of Specific Media.

16 Apr

Jack White has confirmed shows in Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles bookending the April 24 release of his debut album Blunderbuss on Third Man Records/Columbia. His April 27 performance at New York City’s iconic Webster Hall will kick off the third year of the acclaimed livestream series “American Express Unstaged,” in partnership with VEVO and YouTube. Directed by the legendary Gary Oldman, the show will be livestreamed at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT at www.youtube.com/JackWhiteVEVO and on mobile devices via VEVO and YouTube apps for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android. A limited number of pre-sale tickets to this event will be available to Third Man Records Vault members tomorrow at 9 AM ET and to American Express Cardmembers starting at 12 noon ET tomorrow. He will also be performing at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles on April 30, a limited number of pre-sale tickets for this show will also be available to Third Man Records Vault members tomorrow at 9 AM PT, with tickets for both shows going on sale to the public tomorrow at 3 pm local time. To commemorate these events all attendees will receive the gift of an exclusive 18 x 24 inch poster designed by Rob Jones from a photograph by Jo McCaughey.

In addition to these intimate shows celebrating the release of the record, Jack has also signed on as one of the headliners of Lollapalooza 2012, taking place August 3-5 in Chicago. See below for a full list of Jack White live dates.

Blunderbuss is currently available for pre-order at iTunes, where the album can be streamed in its entirety beginning 9 PM PT at http://smarturl.it/blunderbussstream. Also available for purchase at iTunes, and on vinyl from finer recorded music merchants like jackwhiteIII.com and thirdmanrecords.com, are Blunderbuss singles “Love Interruption” and “Sixteen Saltines”–the thoroughly unsettling AG Rojas-directed video for which provides a magnification of the last frontier of urban wasteland and its dispossessed youth left to indulge any impulse, and was likened by Rolling Stone to “The Hunger Games with guitars.”

LIVE 2012

04/22/12 – Paris, France – La Cigale
04/23/12 – London UK – HMV Forum
04/27/12 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/30/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theater
05/15-16/12 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
05/18-20/12 – Gulf Shores, AL – The Hangout Music Fest
05/19/12 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
05/21-22/12 – NY, NY – Roseland Ballroom
05/24/12 – Detroit, MI – Scottish Rite Theater
05/26/12 – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
05/27/12 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
05/28/12 – Eugene, OR – Hult Center for the Performing Arts (Silva Concert Hall)
05/30-31/12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
06/21/12 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
06/22/12 – London, UK – Hammersmith Apollo
06/23/12 – Hackney Marshes, London, UK – Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend
06/25/12 – Amsterdam, NL – Heineken Music Hall
06/26/12 – Berlin, GER – Tempodrom
06/27/12 – Cologne, GER – E-Werk
06/29/12 -Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
07/01/12 – Belfort, France – Les Eurockeennes
07/02-03/12 – Paris, FR – L’Olympia
07/05/12 – Hamburg, GER – Docks
07/20-22/12 – Dover, Delaware – Firefly Music Festival
07/27-29/12 – Niigata, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival
08/3-5/12 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza