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Jerry Lee Lewis at Third Man Records [UPDATED]

Goodness gracious Third Man is winning. At this point in time, one might wonder if Charlie Sheen borrowed his trademark slogan from Nashville’s Third Man Records, because with the news that dropped yesterday the hub proved yet again (as if it were even questionable at this point in time) that Jack White and co. are doing exactly that: Winning!

Having already announced some downright ridiculous releases (What, you’ve never heard of peach colored rose petals being hand-inserted into clear vinyl during the pressing process? Step your game up, kid!) TMR announced that the label’s Record Store Day festivities would be topped off by a performance by The Killer himself, Jerry Lee Lewis. Yup: Winning!

Backed by a group of musicians including guitarist Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MGs, Rolling Stone’s 36th Greatest Guitarists of All Time), drummer Jim Keltner (John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Traveling Wilburys) and bassist Jack Lawrence (the Raconteurs, Greenhornes, the Dead Weather), the show is set to close down Record Store Day festivities this April 16 (doors at 4:00 pm, show at 5:00). During the day however, Third Man’s Rolling Record Store is returning to its home base to help celebrate the day, opening at 11:30 am it will help unveil some of the other rare items which the label is making available for the day. Yup: Winning!

A detailed list of TMR’s Record Store Day offerings can be found here. The Killer’s April 16 show will be recorded and sold via both black & blue split colored vinyl (available to those partaking in the event) and basic black vinyl (available to everybody). Third Man Records: The definition of winning!

UPDATE FROM THIRD MAN RECORDS (4/13)

“The people have spoken! Due to outrageously high demand for our sold out Jerry Lee Lewis show / Live LP taping on Record Store Day, we have decided to move the whole concert (grand piano, LJ and all) from our venue inside Third Man outside for a Third Man Record Store Day block party! Today, April 13th, at 12 noon CT we will be releasing another 300 tickets total via our online store and brick and mortar store here in Nashville. The tickets will be $50 with a portion of the ticket sales being donated to our friends and neighbors at the Nashville Rescue Mission who have been kind enough to loan us their lot for the show.

The Record Store Day events kick off at 11:30am this Saturday, April 16th with our shop opening at 12 noon. All of our limited edition Record Store Day releases will be for sale as well 100 copies of the silk screened Jerry Lee Lewis “KILL” poster, AND a pre-order of the Jerry Lee Lewis Live at TMR Black & Blue LP will be available for all who attend Record Store Day. The Third Man Rolling Record store will also be open for business featuring DJs throughout the day. Food and refreshments will be available via two of our favorite local food trucks, The Grilled Cheeserie and Pizza Buds. Jerry Lee Lewis starts at 5pm sharp. This will be a standing room only concert, with priority placement going to the original 300 ticket holders.”


7 Comments

    I slept on getting tickets. Woke up at 12:30 and didn’t get one. You have any luck?

    • The tickets pictured above are in my possession–one for me, one for a friend who couldn’t make it to stand in line. Had a limit of two in the line & it was about 35 people deep when I got there at 12:10. Rumor was that about as soon as things went for sale online they sold out.

    nice. I knew they were going to be in high demand, but since I couldn’t make it to Nashville, I really had no other option. Oh well. Enjoy the show dude!

  • Me and my friend Frank will be in Nashville this day,just arrived from Norway the day before.If anyone have tickets for the Jerry Lee Lewis show at Third Man Records on Saturday, 4/16. Please reply if you have any to sell. Almost any price is interesting…PLEASE !!!

  • Well, i don’t even have to ask how it was! Also, I hard the Mayor gave a big award to Jack White for his beautiful work with cross-genre, cross-generational work and his great ambassadorship of Nashville to the WORLD! Well-deserved, well-done!

    • Not without its issues Jan. Was postponed Saturday due to weather. Sunday was a beautiful day for it though. Aside from that I have some personal reservations, but I’ll keep them to myself.

      Here’s more on that award, if anyone else is interested: http://nashvillemusiccouncil.com/blog/and-winner

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