The White Stripes may be over, but fans finally have a new release to look forward to. A new live album from the duo will be released on vinyl through Jack White's subscription service, Third Man, later this year. Titled “Live Under the Lights of the Rising Sun” the upcoming album features 31 tracks recorded during their first visit to Japan in October 2000 over the span of two nights.
The LP will not only include both performances, but will also have unseen photos taken during one of the shows and a die-cut, gatefold jacket. Some of the songs included on the release are “Hello Operator,” an early version of “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground,” and covers of Iggy Pop's “I'm Bored” and Screaming Lord Sutch's “Jack the Ripper.”
As a bonus, subscribers to the vault will also receive a new single by Jack White's band The Dead Weather. “Buzzkill(er)” will be included as a seven-inch gold colored single. Though the band's last release was 2010's “Sea of Cowards” they announced new album plans and hope to have new material out in 2015. They revealed new songs “Rough Detective” and “Open Up (That's Enough)” earlier in the year.
Even though the White Stripes accrued a mass fan following thanks to successful albums “White Blood Cells” (2001), “Elephant” (2003), and “Icky Thump” (2007), the band officially ended in 2011.
Jack White has gone on to have a successful solo career, with his first album, 2012's “Blunderbuss,” getting three Grammy nominations in 2013. In June, he released his second LP “Lazaretto” to rave reviews and recently finished up a notable set at the Glastonbury festival in England.
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