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First U.S Show of 2011 Confirmed

June 10 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Having played some three dozen shows to over 1,000,000 fans over the course of 2010, Paul McCartney’s record-smashing Up and Coming Tour will make its first U.S. stop of 2011 on Friday, June 10 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.

The announcement of Macca’s return to Las Vegas comes nearly two years to the day from the now-legendary April 19, 2009 performance that christened The New Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and was received with unanimous rapture by media both local (“the concert of a lifetime”–LAS VEGAS CITYLIFE; “Hair-raising. Spine-tingling. Maybe I’m amazed”–LAS VEGAS SUN) and national (“Macca signatures… still have the power to raise gooseflesh”–USA TODAY; “The energy at The Joint was like being at Bruce and U2 combined… The night was truly spectacular and took this fan on an emotional journey”–HITS).

McCartney’s triumphant return to Vegas June 10 at the MGM Grand can safely be predicted to feature some nearly three hours of the world’s best loved and most known music, with hits, deep cuts and surprises spanning his unrivalled career, from The Beatles, Wings, solo material and The Fireman’s critically acclaimed album Electric Arguments.

As on his Live 2009 tour and Up and Coming’s 2010 run, McCartney will be backed by the combo the LAS VEGAS SUN called “his best band since, well, the Beatles”: Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards, guitar, percussion, harmonica, backing vocals), Rusty Anderson (guitar, backing vocals), Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums, backing vocals) and Brian Ray (guitar, bass, backing vocals).

In 2010 Paul performed over 30 Up and Coming Tour dates across North America, South America and the UK. In addition to overwhelming levels of critical acclaim wherever the band played, last year saw many career firsts for Paul. These included rocking The White House in front of President Barack Obama and his family in June when Paul was made the first ever British recipient of the prestigious Gershwin Prize For Popular Song.  Paul returned to the White House again in December (where even the President joked about Paul becoming a regular there!) to be awarded with a Kennedy Center Honor.

Paul ended 2010 with a December 11 visit to Saturday Night Live in New York City followed by a career landmark first ever performance at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater on December 13 and three intimate homecoming shows in the UK.  He played the smallest club show of his career at London’s legendary 100 Club to just 300 people, which made headlines as far as China.  The final two shows were at the Hammersmith Apollo and at Liverpool’s O2 Academy.  Both shows broke venue box office records.



Live In Mississippi Double LP,  “Signed DC”/“I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” 7-inch, Under Moorhead Lights All Fargo Night DVD

Available Exclusively To Vault Members

New Members Must Register By End Of April To Qualify For This Package At

Third Man Records is excited to announce  an upcoming Vault package documenting three decidedly different eras of the White Stripes.

First is Live in Mississippi, a recording of the White Stripes’ final live concert from July 31st, 2007 in Southaven, Mississippi. Presented in crystalline audio quality and spread across 2 LP’s pressed on 180-gram vinyl, this  recording is (arguably) the band at the top of their game. With the local geography looming large on their minds, the set list is decidedly heavy on the blues and features covers of songs by Robert Johnson, Son House and Leadbelly. The rest of the set includes songs from all six of the White Stripes’ studio albums and the show is offered in its entirety.

This quarter’s 7-inch features some of the White Stripes’ very first recordings. The a-side is a haunting, stark version of “Signed DC,” a cover of the band Love’s original from its self-titled 1966 debut. The flipside is a breathtaking rendition of the Otis Redding classic “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.”  Recorded in Detroit in September of 1997 a mere two months after the Stripes’ live debut, this single provides a heretofore unheard era of the band. Although their debut single “Let’s Shake Hands” wouldn’t be released for another eight months, this recording shows how fully-formed the general idea, aesthetic and approach of the White Stripes was from the very start.

The final component of this collection is a DVD entitled Under Moorhead Lights All Fargo Night. Recorded at Ralph’s Corner Bar in Moorhead, Minnesota on June 13th, 2000, this previously unseen footage captures the band immediately following the release of their sophomore album De Stijl on what was their first extended bout of touring across the United States. Performing for only a handful of people, the show is heavy on the band’s earlier material with a spirited cover of Iggy Pop’s “I’m Bored” being of particular excitement and note.

The package is available exclusively to Vault members. New members must register at by the end of April in order to qualify for it.

The complete track listings for the Live In Mississippi double album and Under Moorhead Lights All Fargo Night DVD are below.
Live in Mississippi

Stop Breaking Down (Robert Johnson)

Let’s Build a Home

When I Hear My Name

Icky Thump

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground/As Ugly As I Seem

The Same Boy You’ve Always Known

Wasting My Time

Phonograph Blues (Robert Johnson)

Cannon/John the Revelator (Traditional)

Death Letter (Son House)


Apple Blossom

You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Do As You’re Told)

In the Cold, Cold Night

I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother’s Heart

Hotel Yorba

A Martyr For My Love For You

Ball and Biscuit

300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues

Blue Orchid

I’m Slowly Turning Into You

Boll Weevil

Under Moorhead Lights All Fargo Night

Let’s Shake Hands


Wasting My Time

Jolene (Dolly Parton)

Little Bird

Apple Blossom

You’re Pretty Good Looking (for a Girl)

Your Southern Can is Mine (Blind Willie McTell)

Suger Never Tasted So Good

Truth Doesn’t Make a Noise

I’m Bored (Iggy Pop)

Cannon/John the Revelator (Traditional)


Hot Sauce Committee Part Two In Stores May 3

The pre-order for Hot Sauce Committee Part Two is live now, featuring multiple configurations and bonus items exclusive to the band’s own pre-sale.

Visitors to will also get a first look at a trailer for the extended video for first single  “Make Some Noise” a/k/a Fight For Your Right Revisited. The full Adam Yauch-directed extended video will debut a later date TBD and will finally unveil the epic tale featuring Beastie Boys of the past, present and future for the world to see.

Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, Beastie Boys’ long anticipated eighth album, will be released May 3 by Capitol in the U.S. Produced by Beastie Boys and mixed by Philippe Zdar, the record will mark Mike “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch’s first full length effort since 2007’s Grammy-winning all-instrumental The Mix-Up.

It is available for pre-order in the following formats exclusively at

Package 1 $10.99
Digital Download
Hot Sauce Committee Two Digital Download of the Record with an additional remix

Package 2 $29.99
CD + TShirt
Hot Sauce Committee Two CD complete with 8 Panel Digipak Fold Out Design.
Includes 9-panel fold out poster designed by Mike Mills
AND a Beastie Boys T-Shirt exclusive only to this pre-sale

Package 3 $49.99
Vinyl + TShirt
2 x 180 Gram White Gatefold Vinyl
Digital Album Download Card
Bonus 7″
Exclusive Iron On
AND a Beastie Boys T-Shirt exclusive only to this pre-sale

Package 4 $74.99
Deluxe Package
Hot Sauce Committee Two CD complete with 8 Panel Digipak Fold Out Design.
Includes 9-panel fold out poster designed by Mike Mills
2 x 180 Gram White Gatefold Vinyl
Digital Album Download Card
2 extra bonus tracks  + remix delivered digitally
Bonus 7″
Exclusive Iron On
HD Download of the extended version of the Make Some Noise Video called “Fight For Your Right Revisited”
Beastie Boys T-Shirt exclusive only to this pre-sale


Third Man To Commemorate RSD 2011 With Singles From The White Stripes, Karen Elson, and  Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi’s ROME

Rock & Roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis will perform a special one-off live concert on Saturday, April 16th at Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville, TN.  The show will be recorded direct to analog tape at the Third Man complex in downtown Nashville, with Jack White producing, as with all the Third Man recordings.  Lewis’ live show will then be pressed and packaged locally at United Record Pressing just down the street from Third Man and will be sold at the label’s retail outlet within weeks, reminiscent of the spontaneous releases of Lewis’ early career. It has been over half a century since true American original Jerry Lee Lewis first rocketed to the top of America’s pop, country and R&B charts with “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire.” While those iconoclastic performances still define the essence of rock ‘n’ roll for millions, The Killer himself continues to thrill audiences around the world with his unique, scorching blend of rock, blues, country and gospel–and will no doubt do so at Third Man, backed by a stellar band of Steve Cropper (guitarist of Booker T & The MGs and Stax catalogue acclaim), Jim Keltner (drummer for all four Beatles’ formative solo efforts, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and more) and Jack Lawrence (bassist for The Raconteurs, Greenhornes, Loretta Lynn and The Dead Weather).

Tickets will be $30 and are on sale tomorrow, 12 noon Tuesday, April 4th, at the Third Man store front at 623 7th Avenue South in Nashville and online at Doors will open 4pm and the show will begin at 5pm on Saturday, April 16th.

Jerry Lee Lewis’ sure to be historic set will be the culmination of Third Man’s Record Store Day festivities which begin Saturday, April 16th at 11:30am, during which The Third Man Rolling Record Store as well as the label’s storefront outlet will be selling the following four incredible Record Store Day vinyl offerings:

The White Stripes
“Let’s Shake Hands” b/w “Look Me Over Closely”
The much-awaited reissue of the White Stripes first-ever release from 1998. This pressing corrects a channel inversion and audio glitch present in the 2002 reissue by manufacturing from the original pressing plates from 1998. Quantities on Record Store Day will all be on a custom red vinyl with black whisps while subsequent re-pressings will be on black vinyl. Says Jack White, “We finally got the right tone of red on the front cover. I’ve been waiting 13 years for that.”

The White Stripes
“Lafayette Blues” b/w “Sugar Never Tasted So Good”
Unavailable on vinyl since 2001, this is the reissue of the White Stripes 2nd-ever single originally released in 1998. Record Store Day quantities will be on a custom white vinyl with black whisps while subsequent repressings will be on black vinyl.

Karen Elson
“Vicious” b/w “In Trouble With the Lord”
Limited to 1000 copies pressed on clear vinyl with peach-colored rose pedals encased inside the record. Features Elson’s inimitable take on Lou Reed’s solo classic “Vicious” coupled with a captivating outtake from her “The Ghost Who Walks” LP. Copies pressed on black vinyl with a standard picture sleeve will be available at a later date.

Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi present ROME starring Jack White and Norah Jones
“Two Against One” b/w “Black”
The debut release from this unprecedented assortment of talent. “Two Against One” features White on lead vocals and Jones takes the lead on “Black.” Both songs will be included on the full-length version of ROME available May 17th worldwide.

All titles will be available for purchase at Third Man Records on Record Store Day, as well as at finer independent record shops the world over.

Finally, anyone who shows up for Third Man’s Record Store Day extravaganza will be able to purchase the Jerry Lee Lewis Live at Third Man limited edition black and blue vinyl edition.

For further information re: Jack White, Third Man, or Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi, contact Laura Eldeiry

For further information re: Jerry Lee Lewis, contact Maureen O’Connor

For further information re: Karen Elson, contact Chloe Walsh




Foo Fighters have premiered their brand new album, Wasting Light, on their official website nearly two weeks before its April 12 release on Roswell/RCA.

Upon hearing news of inferior sounding leaks surfacing in recent hours, Foo Fighters took to Twitter to announce the album stream, tweeting:

“Leak? Rad. Was starting to think no one cared. Our version sounds better.”

You can see the trailer for the band”s upcoming documentary film Foo Fighters: Back and Forth also on their official site. The film will show in theatres for one night only, followed by an exclusive streaming live performance–in 3D no less–across the US on April 5th. For theater location and ticket info, go to

For further updates from the Foo Fighters be sure to check out their official website, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.


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Explosions In The Sky’s April 30 date at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which sold out within 72 hours, will now be preceded by a very special outdoor art and listening event taking place exactly one week prior to the band’s performance at the same site:

On April 23, Hollywood Forever Cemetery will be host to Taking Care 6: Visual Interpretations, an installation set up on the cemetery grounds consisting of works by six different visual artists, each created in response to one of the six songs on Explosions In The Sky’s forthcoming Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, out April 26 on Temporary Residence Ltd.

Tickets to Taking Care 6: Visual Interpretations are free with RSVP at while supplies last. The event is Rain or Shine. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the cemetery closes at 11 p.m.
The tracks from Take Care, Take Care, Take Care and the artist interpreting each are as follows:

“Last Known Surroundings”        Matthew Lessner

“Human Qualities”                     James Fields

“Trembling Hands” Matt Amato

“Be Comfortable, Creature” Jesse Fleming

“Postcard from 1952” Chris Lipomi

“Let Me Back In” Alexis Disselkoen

Recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX by John Congleton and produced by the band, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care will be Explosions In The Sky’s fifth album and first since 2007’s All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone. The record was mixed by Congleton at Austin TX’s Public Hi Fi studio and features artwork by longtime visual collaborator Esteban Rey. The rare Hollywood Forever appearance is the latest date to sell out in a tour that begins April 1 at the Lyric in Oxford MS and features Explosions In The Sky’s biggest headline engagement to date, April 6 at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall as well as numerous worldwide headline and festival dates, as well as a recently added pair of shows supporting Arcade Fire in Austin and Houston.

Pre-orders for Take Care, Take Care, Take Care are now being accepted at and The album’s first single, “Trembling Hands,” can also be previewed in its entirety at Pitchfork, and downloaded for free at


Reggie Watts, Cold War Kids,’s Release Latest In Vinyl-Only Series

Third Man To Host Upcoming Live Performances By White Denim and Black Milk

Third Man Records has confirmed the March 29 release of three new Live at Third Man albums:  Reggie Watts (TMR 80–who will perform two shows March 30 at New York’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, tickets for the second of which are still available at, Cold War Kids (TMR 081), and the’s (TMR 076–which features a guest appearance by Third Man founder Jack White, playing guitar on “I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield”).

All releases will be vinyl LP only, no digital. Limited Black & Blue vinyl editions will be available at Third Man’s Nashville retail location for those who attended the shows.

Third Man has also confirmed the next two live performances to be hosted within the walls of its Nashville HQ:

Friday April 1st, From Austin TX, White Denim will appear at Third Man ahead of the release of their fourth album “D,” out this May on Downtown Records. New tracks from “D” are currently streaming at and the Third Man crew could not be more excited to give folks a chance to preview new White Denim music in a live setting a month before the new album drops.

Then on Friday April 8th, Third Man’s favorite rapper/producer from Detroit, Black Milk, will bring his distinctive controlled yet emotional delivery and live band to perform  at TMR. Having worked with J Dilla, Slum Village, Phat Kat and many more, Milk is a legend on the Detroit hip hop scene. His fifth self-produced solo album, “Album Of The Year,” was released last year, and he’ll be following it up by dropping into Third Man Studios to record a single with Jack White co-producing, for future release as a Third Man 7-inch and digital single.

For further information and tickets, go to

For further information re: Jack White and Third Man, contact:

For further information re: Reggie Watts:

For further information re: Cold War Kids:

For further information re:’s:

For further information re: White Denim:

For further information re: Black Milk:


Free Newspaper To Be Distributed In Select Locations In Conjunction With Traditional Release Of The King Of Limbs,

Out March 29 In The U.S. On tbd records

n commemoration of the traditional vinyl, CD and digital release of the new Radiohead album The King of Limbs–March 29 in the U.S. on tbd records–Radiohead have produced THE UNIVERSAL SIGH a newspaper to be given away free from a multitude of locations in the USA, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Ireland, France, Italy, Slovakia, Finland, Greece, Norway, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Australia, Latvia, Iceland, Romania, New Zealand, the UK… Dedicated teams of newspaper delivery people will be handing out copies of THE UNIVERSAL SIGH to anyone who wants one, while supplies last.

THE UNIVERSAL SIGH vendor locations will be detailed at, as will various other information and a photogallery where lucky owners of the gratis tabloid are invited to post pictures of themselves and their friends reading the newspaper in locations diverse and unusual.

In addition to a wealth of exclusive artwork by Zachariah Wildwood and Donald Twain, THE UNIVERSAL SIGH features contributions from acclaimed writers Robert MacFarlane (author of the award-winning Mountains of the Mind and The Wild Places, as well as The Old Ways, due out 2012 via Penguin) and Jay Griffiths (winner of the Discover award for best new non-fiction award for Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time, and whose other acclaimed works include Wild: An Elemental Journey, Anarchipelago, and A Love Letter from a Stray Moon).


This newspaper IS NOT the newspaper that accompanies the Newspaper Album version of The King of Limbs.

This event WILL NOT be repeated.

This event IS NOT a live performance by Radiohead.


Garage Tour Contest presented by BlackBerry

Band To Play Fans’ Garages In Eight North American Cities

This April, Foo Fighters will be playing songs from Wasting Light, the new album they recorded in Dave Grohl’s garage, in the garages of eight lucky fans in eight North American cities.

Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear have teamed with BlackBerry® and local radio stations to create a once in a lifetime opportunity for the ultimate fan to host a Foo Fighters live performance in his or her actual garage for these eight dates only.

Fans who want a shot at making their garage one of these eight intimate venues can either enter the contest directly by explaining, in 25 words or less, why they (and 50 of their friends) deserve to win  and then sending in a picture of their garage. For detailed  instructions go to Listeners of local radio stations will also have a  chance to attend the garage show in their town.   BlackBerry is also  sponsoring a Concert Sweepstakes, in which winners will receive tickets to see the band in concert, an autographed copy of Wasting Light and more. For full details and additional prizes etc., visit

Foo Fighters new record Wasting Light, out April 12, 2011 on Roswell/RCA, was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Dave Grohl’s home in California’s San Fernando Valley. Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, the no computers/no software back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band’s 15-year-plus career: From  the opening one-two punch of “Bridge Burning” and lead single “Rope” to the beautifully bipolar “These Days” to stunning guest spots from Bob Mould (“Dear Rosemary”) and Krist Novoselic (“I Should Have Known”), Wasting Light is a singular triumph: a band that has headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials and coming up with a world class band’s finest hour.

The full list of Foo Fighters Garage Tour Markets and affiliated radio stations are as follows:

April 8 New York (RXP 101.9)
April 13 Washington DC (DC 101)
April 14 Toronto (102.1 The Edge)
April 19 Chicago (Q101)
April 20 Minneapolis (93X Rocks)
April 25 Denver (Channel 93.3)
April 26 Dallas (102.1FM The Edge)
April 27 Seattle (107.7 The End)


Two-Song Third Man Blue Series Single To Be Released Soon

Third Man Records proudly announce the signing of a one album North American record deal with Oakland-born, Tennessee-reared UK sensation Seasick Steve.

Having previously made his way variously as farmhand, carnie, cowboy and hobo, Seasick Steve’s unique arsenal of instruments includes the Three-String Trance Wonder (a custom-tuned three-string guitar  with a Harmony pickup attached by duct tape that he’s described occasionally as the “biggest piece of shit in the world”), the One-Stringed Diddley Bow (don’t ask) and the MDM or Mississippi Drum Machine (a wooden box stomped on to provide percussion).

Seasick Steve has risen to national prominence in the UK, where his albums including I Started Out With Nothing And I Still Got Most Of It Left and Man From Another Time have charted in in the Top 10 and his sold out tours have featured headline gigs at such prestigious venues as the Royal Albert Hall, the Manchester Apollo, the Grand Opera House in Belfast, and appearances at the Reading, Leeds and Glastonbury festivals.

Seasick Steve’s forthcoming album will be released later this year in North America via Third Man Records and will be preceded by a two-song single for the label’s Blue Series. He will also be playing a small run of U.S. gigs prior to the album’s release, including March 17 at the Belmont lounge in Austin TX, March 31 at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland OR, April 4 at Slim’s in San Francisco, April 5 at the Blank Club in San Jose, and April 7 at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.