The White Stripes have pushed forward the release date of their highly anticipated Third Man/V2 album "Elephant" from April 15 to April 1 (March 31 internationally) after songs from the disc were leak

The White Stripes have pushed forward the release date of their highly anticipated Third Man/V2 album "Elephant" from April 15 to April 1 (March 31 internationally) after songs from the disc were leaked onto the Internet. As previously reported, the band had taken the unusual precaution of distributing a limited amount of promotional copies only on vinyl and cassette. "Elephant" is still expected to be available on vinyl to the general public on the date of the CD release.

The new set is follow-up to the Stripes' 2001 commercial breakthrough, "White Blood Cells" (Sympathy for the Record Industry), which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and has sold 631,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The single "Fell in Love With a Girl" reached No. 12 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart, while "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" peaked at No. 19 on the same tally.

As reported yesterday, the White Stripes are among the bands confirmed for the fourth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, set for April 26-27 in Indio, Calif. Beforehand, the group has a handful of sold-out U.K. dates on tap, beginning April 7 in Wolverhampton.

Here are the White Stripes' tour dates:

April 7: Wolverhampton, England (Civic Auditorium)
April 8: Manchester, England (Apollo)
April 10: Glasgow (Academy)
April 11-12: London (Brixton Academy)
April 27: Indio, Calif. (Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival)