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White Stripes Move Up Album Release Due To Internet Leaks
Internet leaks of its new album have forced White Stripes to change the release date for their forthcoming Elephant. Originally slated for April 15, Elephant will now come out on April 1 in the U.S., with the U.K. release a day earlier (March 31).
The group and its labels, Third Man/V2 in the U.S. and XL in Britain, took extreme measures to keep the album from being pirated, including pressing advance copies on vinyl only and making MP3 snippets of several tracks available at the White Stripes website. Despite such measures, the entire album has been made available on a variety of Internet sites.
The new release date now precedes the duo’s tour of Britain, which kicks off April 7, while Elephant shows in the U.S. start in the Stripes’ hometown of Detroit on April 15 at the Masonic Scottish Rite Theatre. More tour dates should be announced soon.