Just a quick follow-up to a White Stripes in Edmonton? post I made last month. Sorry, no mp3s today-- I'm just so excited about this White Stripes thing I had to post right away!
A friend saw Jack White being interviewed last night on MuchMusic (our Canadian music channel) and he re-iterated that The White Stripes intend to tour in all 10 provinces and 3 territories.
"We're not going to leave any stone unturned. And if any new provinces or territories get made up during the tour we promise to play the new ones as well." says Jack. [via]
So now it seems as though it's no longer a matter of if they're coming, but rather when and where. Speculation is rampant on the Little Room forums as to which stops they'll make. If the rumour is true that they'll hit the Ottawa Blues Festival, expect an announcement on April 25th when the festival line-up is unveiled. I imagine a full tour announcement would come around the same time.
[EDIT: 4/18/2007 It's confirmed. The White Stripes will be taking the stage at the Ottawa Blues Festival July 8th! Press release here. That didn't take long! Let's hope full Canadian dates are on their way.]
Yesterday brought word that they'll be touring in July in a bunch of states they haven't visited before, so their story is checking out so far.
My own plans for a Western Canadian roadtrip are already underway...