The White Stripes Release Record, Announce Tour

The White Stripes (consisting of Jack and Meg White) are returning with their third LP, entitled White Blood Cells,out in stores on July 3rd (Sympathy Records). The duo play every song with nothing but guitars and drums, and according to the band's website (, they stick with the garage-y, country, blues-y punk sound that brought them much indie recognition with last year's release, De Stijl. They'll also be hitting the pavement in support of the release, kicking off a slew of dates in Philly on June 19th and traversing the country, ending up back on east coast in Rochester, NY for the Bug Jar Outdoor Festival on August 12th.

Tour dates are as follows:

06-19 Philadelphia, PA ñ Northstar

06-20 Providence, RI - Met CafÈ

06-21 Cambridge, MA - Middle East

06-22 Washington, DC - Black Cat

06-23 Baltimore, MD ñ Fletchers

07-05 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

07-06 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

07-07 Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar

07-09 Missoula, MT ñ Ritz

07-10 Olympia, WA - Club Thekla

07-11 Seattle, WA ñ Crocodile

07-12 Portland, OR - Berbatis Pan

07-13 Eureka, CA - Vista Del Mar

07-14 San Francisco, CA ñ Bimbos

07-15 San Francisco, CA ñ Gamh

07-16 Los Angeles, CA ñ Troubadour

07-17 Los Angeles, CA ñ Troubadour

07-18 San Diego, CA ñ Casbah

07-20 Denver, CO ñ Bluebird

08-10 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

08-11 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place

08-12 Rochester, NY - Bug Jar Outdoor Festival

Source: Pitchforkmedia

The White Stripes Release Record, Announce Tour