White Stripes plan free show at Tower site

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Tower Records may be dead, but its flagship outlet in Los Angeles still has some relevance to the music industry.

Rock duo the White Stripes will perform a free show for about 200 fans Wednesday at an "Icky Thump Records" store specially built on the landmark Sunset Strip site, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The ersatz store takes its name from the band's new album, "Icky Thump," which goes on sale in the U.S. on Tuesday.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show will be made available to the first 200 people who buy the album at the store after midnight Monday. A handful of tickets will also be given away this weekend through a radio station.

"Icky Thump," the band's sixth album, marks the follow-up to "Get Behind Me Satan," which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 in 2005.
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