Jack White has commented for the first time on his upcoming James Bond theme song, "Another Way To Die." The track, written, produced & performed by White and featuring Alicia Keys, is the first duet theme song in Bond movie history. The film, Quantum Of Solace, directed by Marc Forster and staring Daniel Craig as James Bond, will be released theatrically in November '08.Bob Dylan must be jealous. Tour dates below...
Describing the creative process White says:
"After a couple of years of wanting to collaborate with Alicia Keys, it took James Bond himself to finally make it happen. Alicia put some electric energy into her breath that cemented itself into the magnetic tape. Very inspiring to watch. It gave me a new voice, and I wasn't myself anymore. I drummed for her voice and she mimicked the guitar tones, then we joined our voices and screamed and moaned about these characters in the film and their isolation, having no one to trust, not even themselves. Maybe we became them for a few minutes.
The Memphis Horns were there to help us out, along with some of Nashville's finest. Might be the first analogue Bond theme in twenty years, I don't know. We wanted to push soul into those tapes, and join the family of Barry, Bassey, Connery and Craig."
Jack White kicks off a series of European festival dates with his band The Raconteurs on August 23rd. A North American tour begins on September 16th in Portland, Oregon.
The Raconteurs - 2008 Tour Dates
08/23/08 Reading, England @ Reading Festival
08/24/08 Leeds, England @ Leeds Festival
09/16/08 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater**
09/17/08 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater**
09/18/08 Vancouver, BC @ Maulkin Bowl (Stanley Park)**
09/19/08 Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater**
09/21/08 San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
09/22/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater**
09/24/08 San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theater**
09/25/08 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl**
09/28/08 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
09/29/08 Memphis, TN @ Cannon Center**
09/30/08 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium**
10/1/08 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle**
**With The Kills