Posted in music | tour dates on December 17, 2010

Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson and the Third Man House Band (featuring Jack White) will play two shows in January. In addition to the previously mentioned 1/21 show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn (on sale at noon), they'll appear at the El Rey Theatre in LA on 1/23 (on sale at 10am PST).

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Comments (50)

sold out

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 12:03 PM

sold out in 5 minutes?

Posted by abrazilianwerewolfinjersey | December 17, 2010 12:07 PM

Sold out...all because of Jack White. What if we really wanted to see Wanda?

Go away Jack.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 12:09 PM

Sold out...all because of Jack White. What if we really wanted to see Wanda?

Go away Jack.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 12:13 PM

you can get them on stub hub for at least double the ticket price...thanks life.

Posted by abrazilianwerewolfinjersey | December 17, 2010 12:13 PM

They shouldn't have announced that Jack White was going to be there. It would be way cooler unannounced and more Wanda Jackson fans would have been able to get tickets, as opposed to White's loyal following of douchebags.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 12:17 PM

12:09, hopefully you got to see her play at least one of the two shows she played in Brooklyn in 2010 (Sans Jack White).

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 12:18 PM

Neil Young did it right...you should learn a thing Jack.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 12:20 PM

if i had 20 dollars a month to spend on being a member of Jack White's Third Man Vault "Premium Account". I would have had the presale tickets. Shame on me for not wanting to spend 240 dollars a year. I feel like my priest molested me all over again.

Posted by abrazilianwerewolfinjersey | December 17, 2010 12:22 PM

bitch bitch bitch bitch

A true fan would be happy this is happening for Wanda and thankful that Jack White is giving her this attention. As someone else pointed out, she played two other shows this year in Brooklyn and neither sold right out.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 12:25 PM

we are thrilled for the success of all artists and hard working musicians involved...would've been more thrilled to be there and enjoy the show.

Posted by abrazilianwerewolfinjersey | December 17, 2010 12:28 PM

This really is ridiculous. This is a Wanda Jackson show NOT a Jack White show. The fact that Jack White's name sold it out instantly, when Wanda's previous two shows took longer to sell out shows how stupid people are and that most of this audience will be there not for the main star attraction but for the stupid sideman in the background. idiots. all of you.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 12:50 PM

I'm sure Wanda Jackson had some say in the matter. That said, as one of the most appreciated musicians of this generation (whether you happen to like him or not) you can't fault Jack White fans for buying tickets to this show. Perhaps they should have limited tickets to two per person and required the buyers to show ID at the door as they have done with other popular shows at small venues. For this show, they issued paper tickets and allowed people to buy up to four tickets. Oh, and you probably should be more mad at the scalpers than Jack White fans.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 1:00 PM

To clarify, Wanda Jackson's show in February at Knitting Factory this year did sell out.....

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 1:10 PM

maybe Jack just wanted to tour with his 73 year cougar rockabilly girlfriend. He has a thing for older women. Isn't Meg White about 54 years old now?

Posted by turd man records | December 17, 2010 1:17 PM

"he fact that Jack White's name sold it out instantly, when Wanda's previous two shows took longer to sell out shows how stupid people are and that most of this audience will be there not for the main star attraction but for the stupid sideman in the background. idiots. all of you."

You are way off base and have a feeling of entitlement. The fact that Jack White's name sold out the show means maybe the room will be full of new fans which means bigger and better things for Wanda and her legacy. If Wanda is a capable performer than you'll have people that go as Jack White fans and leave as Wanda fans.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 1:18 PM

right on, 1:18.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 1:21 PM

ha, and to be fair, jack white, despite sometimes coming off as a complete douche, is indeed awesome

if it takes a complete douche to be a rockstar then so be it

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 1:32 PM

Both Wanda Jackson shows last year at the Knitting Factory sold out just not the minute they went on sale. They were available for a long time and that venue is way smaller. Just proves that most of the people that bought this sp fast are not Wanda Jackson fans.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 1:36 PM

" If Wanda is a capable performer than you'll have people that go as Jack White fans and leave as Wanda fans."

that's a great optimistic dream, but in reality it probably won't turn out that way.

Wanda has been around for more than six decades playing her music. If someone hasn't caught on by now and needs stupid Jack White to turn them on, then they probably aren't interested.

What this really means is that both Jack WHite and Wanda Jackson fans will be disappointed. Jack WHite fans will be bored during the show becausevit's not a Jack White show and Wanda fans will be shut out because Jack White Fans bought all the tickets.

shame really

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 1:44 PM

If I am a Wanda Jackson fan and want to buy a ticket for a Wanda Jackson show but cannot because everyone bought them up because some guy in the background is considered hip, then yes I have a sense of entitlement. A fan of the star should be more entitled to be there then fans of someone in the backup band.

just sayin'.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 1:46 PM

If you're that huge a Wanda Jackson fan, you had two chances to see her last year. I saw her at the first Knitting Factory show and she was incredible. This show will be awesome for those of us who are fans for both Wanda and Jack White. I'm psyched to see her again, and psyched to see how she sounds playing with him.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 2:07 PM

Jack White is a great GUITAR player (#17 of all time according to Rolling Stone- I'm sure many people do not agree, but that's not really the point). He's going to be playing GUITAR for Wanda Jackson. How exactly will Jack White fans be disappointed? Look at videos of Wanda Jackson on youtube, then imagine her lead guitar player is Jack White. I'm sure Jack White fans can get down with that. There's a good chance they'll like it more than a Dead Weather show (where he really is in the "background" or "off to the side" playing drums.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 2:15 PM

"This show will be awesome for those of us who are fans for both Wanda and Jack White."

Honestly there can't be many of those

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 2:29 PM

If Jimmy Page was playing with the guy from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, I'd buy tickets to that too. Do fans of Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah have a right to be mad if it sells out right away? Nope. Maybe all those die hard Wanda Jackson fans will come away with a new appreciation of Jack White.

Just sayin'

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 2:30 PM

Jack White is no Jimmy Page.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 2:36 PM

2:29, I don't think it's too much of a stretch to imagine someone who likes Wanda Jackson could also like Jack White, or at least appreciate that the pairing of the two could be a pretty damn good show.

So you listen exclusively to 1950s rockabilly/country and like nothing current that is influenced by that era? How did you come across Brooklyn Vegan?

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 2:37 PM

Really, using Jimmy Page as a comparison to Jack White is silly. I'd buy a ticket if Jimmy Page was playing washboardl for the garbage man who was banging on his garbage can, Jack White on guitar? not so much.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 2:38 PM

Wanda Jackson dated Elvis Presley. Jack White dated Meg White.

Wanda wins.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 2:41 PM

Yeah, it's soooo horribly awful, the way Wanda has zero say whatsoever and being forced to have Jack White play two entire gigs with her.

All you complainers are dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb!

>>I'd buy a ticket if Jimmy Page was playing washboard for the garbage man who was banging on his garbage can.<<

Well good for you, man!! And . . . this makes you . . . smart? Cool? Holier than thou?

Posted by soysalami | December 17, 2010 2:53 PM

better than you

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 2:58 PM

If Wanda Jackson was doing her first two albums straight through in their entirety while Jack White bathed in Hummus on the side of the stage without a spotlight on him, this would probably sell out.

That's how brainwashed all you hipsters are at the mere mention of Jack WHite anywhere near a stage.

Where were your instant ticket buying fingers when Wanda played two shows for less money in a smaller venue just last year? Huh? Nowhere to be found for months.

fools.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 3:01 PM

And why do you even fucking care?

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 3:07 PM

My interest in Wanda Jackson was definitely picqued because Jack White is playing guitar on this gig. I bought tickets so that I could attend. Tell me I'm wrong/call me a name because of this, I dare you.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 3:15 PM

How about no more music for anyone?! Happy now?! Merry Christmas.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 3:18 PM

Jack White is using his name and influence to make a worthy musician more popular. How is he the enemy and the bad guy here? Like he needs to be doing this? I get that the show sold out because of him, but I don't get the hate on him. Again, he doesn't need to be a sideman to anybody, he's doing this because he loves this artist and wants more people too. Again, how is that bad?

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 3:27 PM

Feel free to replace Jimmy Page with a less significant yet popular artist if you're having trouble understanding the analogy. The Edge maybe? That's not to say that Wanda Jackson is not popular, but Jack White is very popular at the moment. He has also been popular for 10 years, and I imagine he will be for a long time. I don't think its fair to describe that as just being "hip." Basically, he would have to hold up a liqour store with hostages to fall from people's graces, and people would probably still like him in 20 years. As many people on this board have pointed out, his presence on the bill has caused this show to sell out much faster than it would have if he was not on the bill....just like a Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show would sell out faster with Jimmy Page...or the Edge.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 3:28 PM

The "Meh"dge

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 3:32 PM

I went to both Knitting Factory shows, the first wasn't sold out, and can't get tix to this......sux

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 3:32 PM

dare taken: you sir, are an idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 3:35 PM

Seriosly, I just want to get rowdy with my fellow "Greaser Bros". Now I can't even get tickets!

Posted by Danny Zuko | December 17, 2010 3:36 PM

"I went to both Knitting Factory shows, the first wasn't sold out, and can't get tix to this......sux"

You saw her enough anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 3:38 PM

you can never see Wanda Jackson enough

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 3:46 PM

Oh, 3:35, I'd hate to be 3:15 right now. Well played.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 4:40 PM

This is the perfect show for me as I have a pompadour, yet use hummus to grease it back.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 4:50 PM

i just want to see her type of music played with his type of guitar. that's all.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 5:03 PM

Good idea 4:50. I'm sure the olive oil is nourishing to the hair folicle

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 6:39 PM

"just sayin" is a more annoying phrase than both "meh" and "hummus" combined.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 11:06 PM

This seems like the right night to cum on her tits.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2010 2:09 PM

What difference does it make? Of course I wouldn't go see Wanda Jackson if it was just her playing. I have never been to a show where Jack White was on stage that disappointed. I think the whole point of people like Loretta and Wanda teaming up with him is to get exposure. Do you really think they don't want new fans? I never would have listened to Loretta Lynn, but "Van Lear Rose" ended up being one of my favorite albums. Say what you want about jack being a douche, but he is doing more for music than any of these asshole hipster bands. Maybe Jack should name his next band after a celebrity so you jackasses can jump all over that band for 10 minutes.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2010 2:15 PM

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