Jack White Back at MSG After Seven-Year Hiatus
For the first time since his White Stripes days, Jack White has announced he’ll be performing a concert at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden. The tour date – January 30, 2015 – marks White’s first headlining show at MSG since July 2007, when he and ex-wife Meg held their first and only concert on one of the world’s most famous stages. This landmark event for Jack White, as a solo act, will be his second on US soil following fall tour dates in Mexico and Europe in support of his latest album, Lazaretto. The only other US concert date currently on White’s radar will be in his adopted hometown of Nashville on January 28.
It’s pretty remarkable to see where Jack White’s career and music portfolio have gone since the one other time he commanded the MSG stage. Aside from the Madison Square Garden concert, 2007 also marks the release of the final White Stripes album, Icky Thump. While he’s always carried a sort of minimalism throughout his career, his turns with The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather from 2005-2010 represented a lighter, slower sound than White Stripes tunes like “Seven Nation Army” and “Fell In Love with a Girl.”
His two solo albums, his 2012 debut Blunderbuss and the aforementioned Lazaretto, have continued to infuse more blues while also recapturing some of the edge from his earlier songwriting. This growing array of tunes, paired with White’s noted willingness to collaborate with musicians from all corners of the industry, provides so much potential for the heights he could take his return to the MSG stage. We can only wait and see what he brings to Broadway.
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