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Jack white to play three different Lollapalooza stages
Since we last checked in on Jack White, he's released a new album, wrapped his 'nice velvet croon around some ragtime piano chords,' and found himself in the midst of a food fight…of sorts.
White's latest album, "Lazaretto," bowed June 10, 2014 and was considered his second true "solo" record under his own name (following "Blunderbuss"). The album was released simultaneously with the first single, "High Ball Stepper," and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. It also broke the record for the largest sales week for a vinyl album since SoundScan began tracking the sales in 1991.
"Lazaretto" was widely praised by critics, and was nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Music Album, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance (both for the title track). During the supporting tour he also performed the longest show of his career on July 30 at the Detroit Masonic Temple.
White was recently acknowledged for his cover of Harry Connick Jr.'s "Blue Light, Red Light (Someone's There)" (for which Slate talked about that aforementioned 'velvety croon). It appears as a B-side for "That Black Bat Licorice," the latest single off his album.
White also recently made news when, after playing a show at McCasland Field House on the campus of the University of Oklahoma, he publicly called out the university's newspaper for its printing of his contract for the show and his tour rider (which included a very specific recipe for guacamole with step-by-step directions). In the days that followed, OU was apparently informed it was blacklisted from any future Jack White performances, as well as all other artists represented by William Morris Entertainment, though White later issued a statement emphasizing that neither he nor his management said he would never play the university again.
White's upcoming tour will loop through South America, with stops to play three different Lollapalooza stages in Chile, Argentina and Brazil before he'll return stateside to play Coachella in Indio, California in April. Sandwiched between two appearances at that event, he'll fly out to Hawaii to play the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Jack White celebrates Record Store Day (Updated 4/24/14)
What would Record Store day be without a memorable and satisfying Jack White stunt? This year, he decided to record the world's fastest record – a live-in-studio version of "Lazaretto," the title track from his forthcoming album. And the time that elapsed from that in-studio performance to the actual vinyl release? About three hours, 55 minutes and 21 seconds start to finish.
The aforementioned feat came just a few weeks after White landed a feature in the New York Times that called him the 'coolest, weirdest, savviest rock star of our time.' That's high praise indeed for the guy who has a multitude of band projects to his name, went solo to great fanfare in 2012 and is about to deliver another brand new LP to the masses.
"Lazzaretto" will bow on June 10, though he's shared some of the new music with fans at recent appearances. Tracks like "Three Women," which is all funky soul, "Just One Drink," which Rolling Stone described as 'Buddy Holly-on-acid' track, and "Would You Fight For My Love," anchored by moody piano and deep, achy strings.
More fans (many, many more) will hear from White when he plays his first headline shows in North America, Europe and the United Kingdom since 2012. The first date on that trek is May 29, when White takes over Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He'll head overseas at the end of June, playing venues like L'Olympia in Paris and the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. He returns to the state in mid-July, and wraps with a stop at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario on July 31.
Jack White looks to the future (Updated June 19, 2013)
Jack White is back in the headlines, and this time it's not for storming off a stage at one of the country's most iconic venues.
Some nine months after White walked off stage at Radio City Music Hall just 45 minutes into his set, he's been identified as the 'anonymous donor' who paid $142,000 in taxes needed by Detroit's Masonic Temple to stave off foreclosure. In return the Temple's Cathedral Theater will be named the Jack White Theater in the rocker's honor. (A Detroit native, he had taken the stage at the Temple several times as a youngster).
The good press comes at a good time for White and his label, Third Man Records. Not only are they taking meetings with potential new artists and promoters, they've teamed up with Document Records to reissue the complete remastered works of three Depression-era musical pioneers: Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and the Mississippi Sheiks.
Following the success of his debut solo album "Blunderbuss" in 2012, White has told multiple media outlets he's got about 20-25 tracks being worked on for future use on various projects. He's also called 2013 a blank slate, and remains excited about what lies ahead.
About Jack White
Best known as the vocalist, guitarist and pianist of The White Stripes until they split in 2011, Jack White has already reinvented himself. Easily one of the most revered guitarists in all of music, he holds the same gig with The Raconteurs and is also the founding member and drummer of The Dead Weather. The evolution has allowed him to explore different sounds, including bluegrass/backwoods country, rock and roll, pop and metal.
White was born in Detroit and took up a multitude of instruments at an early age, including the drums and guitar. He worked his way through the local music scene, where he crossed paths with a bartender named Meg White. When they married in 1996 Jack took her surname and the pair formed as The White Stripes, spurring the garage rock revival of the late 90's. The band also created controversy by claiming to be siblings, and won three consecutive Grammys after Jack and Meg divorced in 2000.
Collaborating with many different artists has been a staple of White's career. In addition to his work with The White Stripes, by 2009 he had also issued two records with the Raconteurs, worked with Electric Six, recorded a duet with Alicia Keys, and produced several albums for other musicians.
White recently made headlines when he stalked off the stage at New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall after performing for just 45 minutes. Touring to promote his solo record Blunderbuss, he left after just 12 songs. No explanation was given for the quick exit, but he returned for an additional performance the following night and played a full set.
Jack White Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Fly Farm Blues||2009|
|Another Way to Die||2008|
Top 10 Jack White Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|4||Freedom at 21||320,423||91,846|
|7||Weep Themselves to Sleep||242,801||76,598|
|9||Trash Tongue Talker||221,129||71,964|
|10||Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy||217,434||69,815|
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date city state venue 04/17/2015 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/17/2015 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/15/2015 Honolulu HI Blaisdell Arena 03/28/2015 Sao Paulo Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (formerly Interlagos) 02/04/2015 Las Vegas NV Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas 02/03/2015 Albuquerque NM Popejoy Hall 02/02/2015 Norman OK McCasland Field House 01/31/2015 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 01/30/2015 New York NY Madison Square Garden 01/28/2015 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 01/27/2015 Starkville MS Humphrey Coliseum 01/25/2015 Austin TX Austin Music Hall 01/24/2015 Austin TX Austin Music Hall
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date city state venue 11/19/2014 London The O2 11/18/2014 Glasgow Glg The SSE Hydro 11/17/2014 Leeds W York First Direct Arena 11/16/2014 Brussels Bru Vorst Nationaal NV 11/11/2014 Vienna 9 Gasometer 11/07/2014 Istanbul Black Box Istanbul 10/14/2014 Guadalajara Dur Teatro Estudio Cavaret 10/11/2014 Mexico City ?? Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 09/24/2014 Columbia SC Township Auditorium 09/22/2014 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach 09/21/2014 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach 09/20/2014 Jacksonville FL Times Union Ctr Perf Arts Moran Theater 09/19/2014 Atlanta GA Piedmont Park 09/19/2014 Atlanta GA Piedmont Park 09/17/2014 Boston MA Fenway Park 09/15/2014 Cleveland OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica 09/14/2014 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 09/13/2014 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 09/07/2014 Boston MA Fenway Park 08/30/2014 Calgary AB Fort Calgary 08/29/2014 Edmonton AB Edmonton Northlands Grounds 08/29/2014 Edmonton AB Edmonton Expo Centre 08/28/2014 Burnaby BC Deer Lake Park 08/27/2014 Troutdale OR McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor 08/26/2014 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 08/25/2014 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 08/23/2014 San Francisco CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 08/22/2014 San Francisco CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 08/20/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 08/18/2014 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 08/02/2014 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/01/2014 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/01/2014 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 07/31/2014 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 07/30/2014 Detroit MI Jack White Theatre 07/28/2014 Detroit MI Fox Theatre Detroit 07/27/2014 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 07/24/2014 Chicago IL Auditorium Theatre 07/23/2014 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 07/21/2014 Milwaukee WI The Rave/Eagles Club/Eagles Ballroom 07/20/2014 St. Louis MO Fabulous Fox Theatre 07/19/2014 Louisville KY Louisville Waterfront Park 07/18/2014 Louisville KY Louisville Waterfront Park 07/05/2014 London Lnd Eventim Apollo 07/01/2014 Amsterdam Nhl Heineken Music Hall 06/30/2014 Paris Ile L'Olympia 06/29/2014 Paris Ile L'Olympia 06/26/2014 Dublin D Royal Hospital Kilmainham 06/25/2014 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/13/2014 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 06/12/2014 Pomona CA Fox Theater Pomona 06/11/2014 Los Angeles CA Mayan Theatre 06/10/2014 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre 06/07/2014 New York NY Randalls Island 06/06/2014 New York NY Randalls Island 06/05/2014 Charlotte NC The Fillmore Charlotte 06/03/2014 New Orleans LA Saenger Theatre 06/02/2014 Shreveport LA Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium 05/30/2014 Lubbock TX Wild West 05/29/2014 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 04/19/2014 Nashville TN Third Man Records
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date city state venue 12/18/2013 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 09/29/2013 New York NY Town Hall
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date city state venue 12/09/2012 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 12/07/2012 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 11/08/2012 Edinburgh Edinburgh Usher Hall 11/07/2012 Birmingham W Mids O2 Academy Birmingham 11/06/2012 Blackpool Lancashire Empress Ballroom 11/04/2012 Bridlington Ery The Spa Bridlington 11/03/2012 London Lnd Alexandra Palace 11/02/2012 London Lnd Alexandra Palace 10/31/2012 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 10/28/2012 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 10/26/2012 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 10/21/2012 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/20/2012 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/13/2012 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/12/2012 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/12/2012 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 10/10/2012 Jackson TN Carl Perkins Civic Center 10/09/2012 Atlanta GA Fox Theatre 10/08/2012 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 10/06/2012 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 10/04/2012 Toronto ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts 10/03/2012 Toronto ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts 10/02/2012 Montreal QC Olympia (L') De Montreal 09/30/2012 New York NY Radio City Music Hall 09/29/2012 New York NY Radio City Music Hall 09/28/2012 Boston MA Agganis Arena 09/27/2012 Charlottesville VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion 09/12/2012 Oslo 03 Sentrum Scene 09/11/2012 Stockholm AB Hovet 09/10/2012 Copenhagen 147 Falkoner Theatre 09/08/2012 London London Roundhouse 09/06/2012 Antwerpen Vlg Lotto Arena 09/05/2012 Zurich ZH X-tra 09/02/2012 Barcelona Cat Palau Sant Jordi 09/01/2012 Madrid Mad La Riviera 09/01/2012 London London Roundhouse 08/31/2012 Lisbon 11 Coliseo de Lisboa 08/17/2012 Billings MT Shrine Auditorium 08/15/2012 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 08/14/2012 Seattle WA WaMu Theater 08/12/2012 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/11/2012 Los Angeles CA Shrine Auditorium 08/10/2012 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/10/2012 Los Angeles CA Shrine Auditorium 08/08/2012 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 08/06/2012 Omaha NE Omaha Music Hall 08/05/2012 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/03/2012 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/03/2012 Chicago IL Grant Park 07/20/2012 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 07/03/2012 Paris Ile L'Olympia 07/02/2012 Paris Ile L'Olympia 05/31/2012 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 05/30/2012 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 05/28/2012 Eugene OR Hult Center for the Performing Arts 05/27/2012 Vancouver BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre 05/25/2012 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/24/2012 Detroit MI Jack White Theatre 05/24/2012 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/22/2012 New York NY Roseland Ballroom 05/21/2012 New York NY Roseland Ballroom 05/19/2012 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 05/16/2012 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 05/15/2012 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 04/30/2012 Los Angeles CA Mayan Theatre 04/27/2012 New York NY Webster Hall 03/15/2012 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 03/13/2012 Memphis TN New Daisy Theatre 03/12/2012 Birmingham AL Workplay Theatre