Friday, June 1, 2007

White Stripes reschedule dates for September and battle 'Icky Thump' leaks

Via their website, Jack and Meg announced that, "Due to unforeseen scheduling issues, The White Stripes have had to push back some of their early September dates. The only dates affected were those between September 4-13 and all but Albuquerque, New Mexico have already been rescheduled. A new dates for Albuquerque will be announced very soon. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused our fans." Meanwhile fans are left to count down the days until June comes 'Icky Thump.'

This all following news of a bit of a tustle with a detroit DJ who apparently played selections off of the album without the bands' permission. "Chicago Q101's DJ Electra has posted on about how White personally phoned her up after she played the album on her show. She wrote: "At 2pm today, during my show Q101 became the first station in the world to play the new White Stripes album 'Icky Thump'. "At 4pm today Jack White called Q101's main offices from Spain where they're touring, looking specifically for me, to yell at me for leaking the album and, in part, being 'messed up for the entire (music) business'. I felt like I was going to throw up. Weirdest, most surreal conversation of my life. "Jack asked me to take responsibility for leaking the record, and asked if I was sorry for what I'd done... We tried to explain where we were coming from - someone gave us a copy of a record that we were really excited to play, and the whole experience was an hour-long love-fest for him and his band - but he wasn't having it. He hung up, very, very angry, and I thought I was going to cry."
Fell In Love with a Girl.mp3
Sugar Never Tasted So Good.mp3

1 comment:

sarah said...

That DJ must have felt incredibly small at that very moment on the telephone. Oh, man!