Jack White’s ‘Lazaretto’ LP Sets Vinyl Sales Record

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 06.18.14 in News

Topping the charts for two albums in a row is one thing, but Jack White just did the unthinkable with Lazaretto last week — he sold more than 40,000 copies of its loaded ‘Ultra LP’ pressing, setting a new SoundScan record. Yes, that’s the vinyl version with the hidden tracks, inside-out approach to Side A, hand-etched hologram, locked grooves, compression-free recordings, matte-finished Side B and, well, we’d go on but it’s all right here.

If you do the math, that means the record grossed more than $800,000 in its first week, not including the 137,732 standard copies SoundScan tallied for the record’s No. 1 debut. Somewhere, a man in a blue suit is saying, “I told you so” and rubbing his gloved hands together as he plans his next willfully insane marketing scheme. Check out White’s summer tour dates in the interim, and a closer look at the LP heard ’round the world…

Jack White tour dates:
6/26 Dublin, Ireland – Royal Hospital Kilmainham #
6/28 Somerset, UK – Glastonbury Festival
6/29-30 Paris, France – L’Olympia
7/1 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
7/3 London, UK – Eventim Apollo
7/4 Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
7/19 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
7/20 St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre +
7/21 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom +
7/23 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre +
7/24 Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre +
7/26 Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
7/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors +
7/28 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre +
7/30 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre +
7/31 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre +
8/02 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Music Festival
8/18 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
8/20 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
8/23 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
8/25-26 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
8/28 Vancouver, BC – Deer Lake Park
8/29-31 Edmonton, AB – SonicBoom
8/30-31 Calgary, AB – X-Fest
9/14 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
9/17 Boston, MA – The Bleacher Theater at Fenway Park
10/11-12 Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival
11/16 Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
11/17 Leeds, UK – Leeds Arena
11/18 Glasgow, Scotland – Scottish Hydro Arena
11/19 London, UK – O2 Arena

* with Kelley Stoltz
+ with Benjamin Booker
# with The Kills
^ with Cold War Kids