White Stripes Prep 'Ghost' EP, Live Blitz
The White Stripes will on Dec. 6 release the EP "Walking With a Ghost" via Third Man/V2, featuring a cover of Tegan & Sara's title song plus previously unreleased live versions of "Same Boy You'veThe White Stripes will on Dec. 6 release the EP "Walking With a Ghost" via Third Man/V2, featuring a cover of Tegan & Sara's title song plus previously unreleased live versions of "Same Boy You've Always Known," "As Ugly As I Seem," "The Denial Twist" and "Screwdriver." "Ghost" will debut Nov. 14 via Apple's iTunes Music Store.
Meanwhile, the duo is also planning to sell a live download of "The Denial Twist" from every show on its current U.K. tour via the Web site for XL Recordings, its U.K. label. At each show, fans can pick a blank CD to burn the tracks as well as artwork specific to the performance.
The studio version of "The Denial Twist," taken from the group's latest album, "Get Behind Me Satan," will be released next week as a single in the United Kingdom, backed by a cover of the Greenhornes' "Shelter of Your Arms."
On Wednesday, the Stripes will also play a private show for 35 fans at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios in London. The group's U.K. tour will run through Nov. 17 in Manchester, and extended with a Nov. 20 gig in Reykjavik.
After a holiday break, the band will be back on the road beginning Jan. 12 in Tokyo, leading up to their run on the annual Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand later that month.
"Get Behind Me Satan" debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 591,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.