White Stripes plan free show at Tower site


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.