Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, wants to put on a show in celebration of his first solo album.
While this might make some fans groan in distaste at not being able to see the show due to location, the fact that the concert will be seen on streaming video should make things more palatable.
The show itself is set to film at the Webster Hall in New York. It can be seen for free on VEVO on April 27 at 9 p.m. EST.
White's first solo album, "Blunderbuss", will be available three days prior on April 24. For those interested in the live show, tickets are available starting tomorrow at 3 p.m. EST, except for American Express (News - Alert) cardholders, who will be able to get their tickets three hours earlier that same day.
The VEVO show is part of the American Express Unstaged series, a series that takes big-name musical acts like White and puts them with big-name actors like Gary Oldman. A three-year-old series, the White / Oldman show previously brought in acts like Arcade Fire and Coldplay.
While Gary Oldman might be more immediately recognizable for his acting work than his filmmaking, he directed the critical smash of 1997, "Nil By Mouth", as well as a music video for Alex Eden's song "Kiss Me Like the Woman You Loved."
It's good to see more streaming offerings becoming available. And while some have historically been under-represented – live music among them – things like the Unstaged series will help the concept find ground.
It's nice to imagine a time in which a show taking place in New York or Los Angeles isn't completely unavailable to those in Kansas City or Houston, and streaming video offerings like this can help make that possible. And as bandwidth and compression techniques improve, we may very well be approaching an era in which much of our content is delivered digitally for our consumption at home.
Edited by Braden Becker