A couple of weeks ago we celebrated our 3rd Year Anniversary as a walking talking real life record label right here at our headquarters in Nashville TN (view pics from the evening here). Joining us were friends, family, supporters old and new and some very lucky Vault members who won a contest to attend. As you've seen previously Jack White played a surprise live set, the one and only Hell Beach opened, legend of Rock n' Roll Greg Cartwright was on the wheels of steel, cake sweets drinks and good times and warm feelings were had by all. Oh, and EVERYONE left with a 3 RPM LP containing EVERY Blue Series single we've ever released.
What's that you say Sonny? Tell us all about it!
The world's first 3 RPM record is a study in contradictions--it's cut at the slowest speed yet it plays faster than anything you've ever heard. It's a compilation of 7 inch records but it's packaged like a 12 inch. But the 12 inch sleeve is made like our 7 inch sleeve (as it is one continues piece of paper folded in half and put into an acetate sleeve). A bit like a snake eating its own tail. It comes with three bumper stickers yet there is no bumper. We gave it away for free yet given what it has fetched on eBay it is proving to be fairly valuable. It's easy to play but impossible to hear. You put your finger on it to slow it down, but this is no easy task (as evidenced by these youtube videos) and we estimate it would take 333 days of 33 hours training per day for your finger, hand, and arm muscles to spin at a continuous speed of 3rpm for X hours and X minutes. Also, you can visit all the little cutouts as they now live in the Third Man store, as does Melissa the "Human Model".
We have added an additional 30 tickets online for the Saturday, March 31st Quintron and Miss Pussycat show. You can get them here.
We also have some tickets remaining for purchase in the TMR shop. Get em' before they're gone folks - you won't want to miss this show!
We are very excited to announce a string of dates for The Black Belles in the UK for May. Please stay tuned for more info, dates and more coming up for The Black Belles… Black Belles fans, get ready to be happy.
May 02 – Leeds – Brudnell Social Club
May 04 – Halifax – Puzzle Inn
May 05 – Liverpool – Erics
May 06 – Manchester – Islington Mill
May 08 – Bristol – Start the Bus
May 10 – London – Barfly
May 11 – Brighton – Great Escape Festival
May 12 – London – Brixton Windmill
May 13 – South End on Sea – Railway Hotel
May 17 – Wrexham – Central Station
Blunderbuss is currently available for digital pre-order on iTunes in Europe and will be available in the US as of 12:01am ET tonight. All pre-orders will immediately receive “Sixteen Saltines.” You can also pre-order the 7″ vinyl single of “Sixteen Saltines” with a non-LP B-side of Jack’s cover of U2′s “Love Is Blindness” right now, official on sale is tomorrow.
We are also pleased to announce more tour dates in the US and Europe for this spring/summer. On Wednesday, March 21st a limited amount of tickets for all dates will be available for pre-sale to Vault members starting at 9 am local time and if stock permits, pre-sale tickets for European dates only will then be available to the general public starting at 1 pm local time here. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, March 23rd at 9 am local time in Europe and 10 am PT/12 pm CT/1 pm ET for the US dates.
May 15 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
May 16 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
May 19 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
May 21 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
May 22 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
May 24 – Detroit, MI – Scottish Rite Theater
May 27 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
May 28 – Eugene, OR – Hult Center for the Performing Arts (Silva Concert Hall)
May 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
May 31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
June 22 – London, England – Hammersmith Apollo
June 25 – Amsterdam, Holland – Heineken Music Hall
June 26 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
June 27 – Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
July 2 – Paris, France- L’Olympia
July 5 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks
We've long been fans of Quintron and Miss Pussycat. They did shows with the White Stripes on their Drum Buddy instructional tour and their live gigs have always been an electric swamp tech jam party extreme. Let's show March out like a lion and witness the legendary Q+P commit their madness live to wax.
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Live at Third Man Records
Doors @ 7pm
Purchase tickets HERE
Tickets will go on sale in the Third Man Records Shop on Tuesday, March 20th at 10am.