Jack White Lazaretto

JW Steps Out with Lazaretto Tour

An ambitious 37-stop worldwide run – June 25-Nov. 19
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If you want to catch the “Busiest Man In Rock-N-Roll,” you’d better hurry and grab your tickets, or plan a trip to Calgary, Mexico or a quartet of destinations in Europe. White’s tour is selling out faster than jello shots at spring break in Panama City.

Jack, now nearly 40, channels the entire crashing, crowded stream of Rock in his sets: Dylan, Neil, Led Zeppelin, Clapton, Hank Williams, Lead Belly, Nashville, Punk, New Wave – the whole raging river.

Jack and Lillie Mae jam in Denmark

WhiteLillieTPDenmarkWhite and his high-gloss, five-piece backing band includes fiddler, mandolin player and vocalist Lillie Mae Rische, who provides Jack with his on-stage comic and quasi-romantic straight girl now that ex, Meg, has been kicked to the curb.

There’s funkalicious organist and synthesizer player Ikey Owens and pedal steel player Fats Kaplin, a Nashvillian via New York City (Seriously? There are still guys out there named Fats?); and White has bassist Dominic Davis on both stand-up and electric bass who keeps the bottom in order in a muscular yet delicate way.

Finally, there is the mad, mad, mad drumming of Daru Jones, who you should be glad is beating on the drums and not on you. He and White have a special musical give-and-take going, egging each other on in a way that recalls Springsteen and Clarence Clemons.  

White does a nice job of mixing old with new.

Madman drummer Daru Jones pumps it up big

WhiteJonesTPOf course, the tour is in support of the June release, Lazarettoso we would expect “Highball Stepper,” “Would You Fight For My Love” and “Just One Drink,” which SongMango has placed on its Top Rock 20 list for July of 2014.

Audiences are also being treated to Dead Weather songs (for instance, “Blue Blood Blues”) and the occasional gem from The Raconteurs (“Steady, As She Goes”).

He’s also doing some creatively chosen covers: “Message In A Bottle” by The Police; “Miserlou” by surf guitar king Dick dale; Dylan’s “Isis” and Zep’s “The Lemon Song.”

And Jack wouldn’t be Jack if he didn’t include a heaping spoonful from the White Stripes days. The closing number, and the one that sends the crowds packing in full hysteria mode could be no other than “Seven Nation Army” (a neo-classic that’s gained entry into SongMango’s elite DNA Source Songs of Rock-N-Roll.)

Jack White Lazaretto Set List
Eventim Apollo, London, England – July 3, 2014
Sixteen Saltines
 
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Astro
 
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Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
 
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High Ball Stepper
 
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Lazaretto
 
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Hotel Yorba
 
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Temporary Ground
 
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Ramblin' Man/Cannon
 
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Icky Thump
 
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Missing Pieces
 
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Three Women
 
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Love Interruption
 
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Blunderbuss
 
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Top Yourself
 
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I'm Slowly Turning Into You
 
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Holiday in Cambodia (Dead Kennedy's cover)
 
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Ball and Biscuit
 
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Just One Drink
 
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Alone in My Home
 
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Hello Operator
 
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You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told)
 
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Broken Boy Soldier
 
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Blue Blood Blues (The Dead Weather cover)
 
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Would You Fight for My Love?
 
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Steady, As She Goes
 
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Seven Nation Army
 
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