More on the White Stripes
Sick of hearing about the White Stripes yet? Well, here is an interesting tidbit from the ADN's Mike Dunham if you just can't get enough.
Yukoners crave White Stripes
The garage-rock duo The White Stripes probably won't sell out cavernous Sullivan Arena when they play in Anchorage on Sept. 24. But that wasn't the case next door in Whitehorse. Canadian fans quickly bought out all available tickets for the June 25 performance in the Yukon Arts Centre and, according to the Whitehorse Star, hundreds who couldn't get seats "were left deflated." The Centre released an extra dozen tickets, which they passed out via e-mail lottery.
Men who missed out on that opportunity still had one more shot: "Looking for White Stripes Tickets?" read a display ad in the June 20 edition of the Star. The offer came from Yukon Pride Adventure Tours, gay and lesbian travel specialists, which was looking for male models, age 26 and up, to be "paired up with someone of the same sex and pose as a couple" for "tasteful and professional" pictures to be used as marketing material. As for the Stripes, they then headed for Yellowknife and Iqaluit en route to Anchorage. The tour will wind up in Albuquerque, N.M. on Oct. 11.
What do you think of the switchover to the Sullivan? Will the show be just as good as it would have been at the Egan?