Today starts the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, Illinois. I’m pretty bummed I can’t be there, but they are doing a live webcast on YouTube. I’m going to check that out. Here’s a link to their channel –> YouTube
Looks like a great line-up. I used to see Lollapalooza every year (sometimes in more than one city each year) when it was still a touring festival. Turns out Perry Farrell, the founder, didn’t like playing in the corporate owned amphitheaters. Good for him, but bad for me because I don’t get to the Chicago area that much. I have it on my Bucket List though.
Can’t believe it’s twenty years old now. I’ve seen the tour first in Cleveland, Ohio..then Columbus, Ohio…Virginia Beach and the Washington, DC area. Good times…
I’ve seen the shows in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, missed the 1996 show, but saw it again in 1997. Lollapalooza then took a five year break. I went again in 2003. I had tickets to the 2004 show, but that was cancelled, and that’s when the festival was permanently moved to Chicago. Haven’t seen it since then.
Got this email from Jack White which is pretty good… His new solo release ‘Blunderbuss‘ is awesome, by the way!
In the email there’s a link to see Jack’s interview and performance on The Colbert Report, which is hilarious. I’m not really familiar with the show because I don’t have cable, but the interview is great. As well as all the other links on the email…
Anyway, here it is…
BLUNDERBUSS IS #1
Thanks to the fans for making Blunderbuss the #1 album in the US, UK, Canada. Portugal and Switzerland! If you haven’t purchased your copy yet, pop on over and grab one here.
In case you missed the live stream of Jack’s American Express Unstaged show at Webster Hall in NYC that was directed by Gary Oldman, you can still watch select performances, trailers and short films from the event here.
Jack stopped by the Colbert Report to visit his friend Stephen last week. Watch what happens when Stephen tries to interview Jack, followed by his performance of “Freedom at 21.”
This summer Jack will be performing at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. Tickets are currently on sale for this August 8th show.
Don’t miss out on the Third Man Records video curation. Jack and his trusted sidekicks have pulled together a diverse assortment of clips highlighting the current scene in their home of Nashville, choice cuts from their Third Man stable and golden gems from Detroit greats. Dig in.
LIGHTNING BOLT VINYL & TOUR KICK-OFF TAILGATE
We would like to officially announce what we feel is one of the most beautiful and unique limited edition pieces of vinyl we’ve yet produced here at Third Man… The Jack White Blunderbuss Lightning Bolt Vinyl. Perfect in it’s simplicity, a regular black LP with a brilliant flash of blue vinyl running throughout, these LPs are some of the most striking and interesting records we have made due to the variations produced in each individual record. Every single record is, in it’s way, one of a kind.
In our ongoing quest to explore new and innovative distribution techniques, the Lightning Bolt Vinyl will only be available via the Third Man Rolling Record Store at Jack White live dates and other RRS apperances throughout the summer, while supplies last. We will limit the amount of Lightning Bolts sold at each location to 20 in order to more effectively spread these to different territories around the United States. They will remain on sale from the Rolling Record Store as long as supplies last..
Starting with Jack White’s upcoming tour beginning on May 15th, The Rolling Record Store will be at many locations around the States this summer. Here is a look at the next batch of appearances. Many more dates to be announced very soon.
May 12 – Secret Stages Festival, Birmingham Alabama
May 15 & 16 – Third Man Records – Jack White tour launch and summer sale (more on that below!)
May 18 – 20 – Hangout Fest, Gulf Shores Alabama
May 21 – End Of All Music, Oxford Mississippi
May 22 – Vintage Vinyl, St. Louis Missouri
May 24 – Scottish Rite Theatre, Detroit MI
And now, about that sale mentioned above! We’d like to send Jack off in style for his Blunderbuss tour with a little tailgate party here at Third Man Records on the dates of his Ryman shows. And by “party” we mean “sale”. But a FUN sale with lots of great stuff. The Rolling Record Store and some local food trucks will be parked in the lot, while in our Blue Room we’ll have tables upon tables of White Stripes, Raconteurs and Dead Weather merchandise.. all at a great discounted price. Everything from a wide assortment of T Shirts, to tiny red theramins, to buttons, bags and lots lots more. We hope any fans travelling to Nashville for what is sure to be two legendary nights at The Ryman will join us from 3pm to 7pm on May 15th and 16th.