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The White Stripes (Now cancelled- refund from original point of purchase)


  • Date: Friday 26th October 2007
  • Doors Open: 7.30pm
  • Pricing: £27.50
THE WHITE STRIPES CANCEL TOUR The White Stripes announced today that they are canceling their forthcoming tour due to health issues. Meg White is suffering from acute anxiety and is unable to travel at this time. The White Stripes sincerely apologize to their fans. “We hate to let people down and are very sorry." Fans can obtain refunds for their tickets at point of purchase. Dates affected: October 24th SECC/Glasgow, UK October 25th MEN Arena/Manchester, UK October 26th Metro Radio Arena/Newcastle, UK October 28th NEC/Birmingham, UK October 29th International Arena/Cardiff, UK October 31st Hallam Arena/Sheffield, UK November 1st Arena/Nottingham, UK November 2nd O2 Arena/London, UK --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After a brief visit to these shores last month, The White Stripes can announce that they are returning to the UK later this year to play their largest nationwide tour yet, and will be playing the Metro Radio Arena on Friday 26th October 2007. Launched in 1999 the duo rose to prominence as part of the garage rock revival with their successful albums, White Blood Cells and Elephant. Known for their raw low fidelity sound and simplicity of composition mostly inspired by punk rock, their music is loud, deliberately primitive, stripped-down and back to basics, though sometimes melody creeps in. Making The White Stripes one of the more acclaimed bands of 2002, with Q magazine naming Them as one of "50 Bands to See Before You Die" The White Stripes have chalked up their second UK number one album, with “Icky Thump” launching straight to the top spot on its first week of release. Renowned for performing in red and white after their namesake peppermint sweets, the duo never prepare a set list for their shows frequently improvising with solos and often cutting a song short to jump into another. Paul Tappenden Marketing Director for the venue said ”We are very excited to have The White Stripes performing at The Metro Radio Arena for what will be a truly unique experience” Tickets costing £27.50 go on sale 12 noon Friday 13th July 2007
  • Date: Friday 26th October 2007
  • Doors Open: 7.30pm
  • £27.50
  • Sorry, this event has now passed and ticket sales are no longer available.