Jack White arrives in London to open new Third Man Records Store
Jack White has arrived in London for the opening of his new Third Man Records Store.
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The store is the record company’s third physical outlet, with the London space – Third Man’s first outside the United States – joining existing buildings in Nashville, Tennessee and Detroit, Michigan.
The London store was personally designed by White with the aim of “creating a physical space to help maintain record sales and live performance after such a tough time for everyone.”
Located at 1 Marshall Street in Soho, London (W1F 9BA), the new store officially opened to the public earlier this afternoon (September 25), with hundreds of people lining up around the block to enter .
White, wearing blue hair, was on hand to oversee the proceedings – which are still ongoing – and there are rumors he will perform on a nearby rooftop soon.
See some of the photos of White in London and the opening of the Third Man Records Store below:
To celebrate the store’s opening, Third Man Records released a slew of new and unreleased records from Paul Weller, David Ruffin, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Cornershop, Gina Birch of The Raincoats and the “Lost” band from Manchester. The magic roundabout.
The Third Man Records Store in London is transformed into a retail space on two levels, an intimate live music venue named “The Blue Basement” and the European headquarters of Third Man Records.
The store has a Third Man Records coin-operated lucky booklet machine, the âLiterarium,â which was designed by Toronto artist Craig Small. A Third Man Records token recording booth is also in operation, where artists and audiences can record their own music directly to vinyl.
In July, Jack White launched Jack White Arts & Design to showcase his non-musical creative work.