The Black Belles take you on a tour of their favorite spots in their hometown of Nashville, TN. Video directed and edited by Jeff Venable for JD Roots.
The 7" vinyl version of "Freedom at 21," featuring the exclusive non-album b-side "Inaccessible Mystery," is now available to pre-order, with official on sale being June 11th.
Tune into SiriusXM Radio's SiriusXMU (channel 35) at 5 pm ET tomorrow to hear an interview with Jack, followed by a live broadcast of his show at Roseland Ballroom in NYC at 9 pm ET. The concert will be rebroadcast on several SiriusXM music channels throughout the week, including Alt-Nation (channel 36), The Spectrum (channel 28) and SiriusXMU (channel 35). If you aren't already a SiriusXM subscriber, you can get a free 7-day online trial here.
You can still check out select performances from the American Express Unstaged live stream of Jack's show at Webster Hall in NYC, directed by Gary Oldman. The original live stream of the full concert was seen by over 5 million people, thanks to everyone for tuning in!
At Jack White's headlining performance in Gulf Shores, Alabama last night, Guinness officials were anxiously awaiting the beginning of Mr. White’s concert (the start of which is apparently very difficult to determine stated Guinness Records reps, music being played notwithstanding). They were there so that they could begin the exhausting process of counting each and every metaphor that occurred onstage as Mr. White attempted to break the record of most metaphors in a single concert.
They definitely had a task in front of them as in the first song alone, three officials that were flown in from the Guinness world headquarters in the anteroom of the Salt and Muskrat pub in Tipperary, counted no less than twelve hundred and three metaphors in three minutes.
Some metaphors were lyrical and others came from moments such as lighting changes and even the calm weather itself during the chorus which momentarily had the feel of Grandma's house in winter. By the seventh song alone the hard work led two of the Guinness officials to wander to the catering table, leaving the counting to their partner who, new to the grueling scientific process involved, accidentally counted 312 similes and three mere comparisons.
Metaphors were occurring in the thousands by this point, some coming from the clothing the musicians had on, others from the colors used on one of the microphone cables which were easter candy blue, making the task of counting extremely trivial or at the very least hard work.
Then tragedy struck and the record attempt had to be forfeited by Jack White when during the second half of the set Mr. White trivialized a metaphor by saying it too quickly. It was something about the moon being a faucet of light but was uttered too fast to be counted.
Guinness representatives will return to tomorrow night's show to begin the exhaustive, scientific, and absolutely authoritative and factual process all over again.
Third Man Records is proud to announce that Jack White has again decided to take on the tremendous challenge of getting 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. We 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.
Let’s all help to make history folks! Thank you and we’ll see you in the record books!
A great big thank you from Jack White and Third Man Records to AEG/Messina group and The Ryman in Nashville. Not only for this beautiful framed blunderbuss, but for the great reception, beautiful venue and two amazing sold out shows. The past two evenings were very special and we thank The Ryman and all of Jack's fans for helping make it possible.
The Black Belles have just 3 shows left of their epic first ever tour of the United Kingdom, but they have no intentions of slowing down. As soon as they are home they'll be re-packing up the van and hitting the road again and all of those new tour dates are below.
May 26 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
May 31 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
June 12 - Cincinnati, OH - The Comet
June 13 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland
June 14 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
June 15 - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe
June 16 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory
June 17 - Washington, DC - Montserrat
June 18 - Asheville, NC - the Emerald Lounge
June 19 - Atlanta, GA - the Earl
We'd also like to announce that the sale for the Tri Color editions of their latest single "Wishing Well" will take place in the UK on Saturday, May 19th. 100 copies of the limited edition Tri Color single will be split up between 5 shops across the UK, which are listed below. Please contact the stores directly for details on their sale times, etc... 50 Tri Colors will be inserted in randomly into mail orders from Third Man as well.
5 -6 St John’s Centre
Open Saturday 9am
53 Oldham St
Open saturday 9am
28 Kensington Gardens
Ph: 01273 606312
Open Saturday 9am
Rough Trade Records
130 Talbot Road
Ph: 0207 229 8541
Open Saturday 9am
Rough Trade Records
Open Saturday 9 am