Jack White Plays His First Live Shows Since 2016


Former White Stripes frontman Jack White made his return to playing live with two intimate gigs at his Third Man Records label in Nashville.

The former White Stripes man previewed his new solo album ‘Boarding House Reach’ (artwork below), at the headquarters of his record label over two nights. There’s no media available since White has banned phones from his shows. However fans did manage to upload two setlists to Setlist.fm

The first night (March 15th), saw White debut a number of tracks from ‘Boarding House Reach’. They include, ‘Over and Over and Over’, ‘Respect Commander’ and ‘Connected By Love’ and the previously unheard of ‘Ice Station Zebra’.

They were joined by The White Stripes’ ‘Cannon’, ‘We’re Going To Be Friends’, and ‘Ball and Biscuit’, The Dead Weather’s ‘I Cut Like A Buffalo’, and The Raconteurs’ classic ‘Steady, As She Goes’.

The next evening, White performed White Stripes hits ‘Fell in Love With a Girl’, ‘Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground’ ‘Catch Hells Blues’, ‘Hello Operator’, and ‘Seven Nation Army’.

The full setlists for Jack White’s Third Man Records live return were:

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (The White Stripes song)
Over and Over and Over (Live Debut)
Corporation (Live Debut)
Hypocritical Kiss
Connected by Love (Live Debut)
Cannon (The White Stripes song)
John the Revelator (Blind Willie Johnson cover)
Love Interruption
Respect Commander (Live Debut)
I Cut Like a Buffalo (The Dead Weather song)
Why Walk A Dog? (Live Debut)
We’re Going to Be Friends (The White Stripes song)
What’s Done Is Done (Live Debut)
Ball and Biscuit (The White Stripes song)
Ice Station Zebra (Live Debut)
Sixteen Saltines
Steady, as She Goes (The Raconteurs song)

Battle Cry (Live Debut)
Wasting My Time (The White Stripes song)
Over and Over and Over
Why Walk A Dog?
Fell in Love With a Girl (The White Stripes song)
Connected by Love
Catch Hell Blues (The White Stripes song)
Little Bird (The White Stripes song)
Missing Pieces
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (The White Stripes song)
Hypermisophoniac (Live Debut)
Ice Station Zebra
Hello Operator (The White Stripes song)
Respect Commander
Sixteen Saltines
I’m Slowly Turning Into You (The White Stripes song)
Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes song)

This week, White will play smaller shows in L.A, New York and London. ‘Boarding House Reach‘ is out on 23rd March via Third Man Records/XL Recordings, and will be White’s third solo LP. It features a brand new group of musicians.

Back in January, the singer announced his first UK shows in four years, headlining London’s Eventim Apollo on June 27 and 28. The dates are sold out but a new show on 26 June has been added.

White has banned phones from all of his gigs and users must keep them in a locked pouch throughout, to give an ‘100% human experience’. The singer has commented that he is ‘wasting time’ performing for people ‘who can’t even clap’ because they have a phone in one hand and a bevvy in the other.