Posted in music | pictures on May 22, 2012

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

"Alabama Shakes and Jack White blew the roof off of Roseland." - Afshin Hatami

Jack White at Roseland Ballroom 5/21/12
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Jack White's tour stopped in NYC last night (5/21) for his first of two sold out Roseland Ballroom shows with Alabama Shakes. Last night's show was with Lox Buzzardos, his all-male band. He played a similar set to his Webster Hall show in April, mixing material off his new album, Blunderbuss, with White Stripes, Raconteurs, and Dead Weather tracks. He also threw in "Two Against One," one of the songs he contributed to on Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi's Rome album, and a cover of Hank Williams' "You Know That I Know."

Jack will do it again tonight (5/22) and if you can't make it to tonight's show, he'll be streaming the entire thing live on SiriusXMU at 9 PM. In addition, SiriusXMU will also be airing an interview with Jack by SiriusXM host jenny Eliscu at 5 PM.

More pictures, video, and setlist from last night's show below...

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Jack White - "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" at Roseland 5/21/12

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Jack White Setlist: (via)
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground [The White Stripes]
Missing Pieces
Sixteen Saltines
Hypocritical Kiss
I Cut Like A Buffalo [The Dead Weather]
Top Yourself [The Raconteurs]
Two Against One [Danger Mouse and Jack White]
Black Math [The White Stripes]
Hello Operator [The White Stripes]
Weep Themselves to Sleep
You Know That I Know [Hank Williams Cover]
Blunderbuss
Ball and Biscuit [The White Stripes]

Encore:
Freedom At 21
Steady, As She Goes [The Raconteurs]
Take Me With You When You Go
Catch Hell Blues [The White Stripes]
Seven Nation Army [The White Stripes]

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Comments (107)

Body Sock Leotard Man!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 11:50 AM

This is one ugly nigga

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 11:51 AM

I don't think there are enough pictures. Jeez.....

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 11:51 AM

Sign said no pictures...violators would be EJECTED! ;)

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 11:54 AM

Hummus jokes sorta funny..racist jokes not funny

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 11:56 AM

Looks like a short setlist, considering he has such a large catalog and tickets were like 60 bucks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 11:56 AM

IKEY!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 11:56 AM

6 Stripes songs...puhleeze

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 11:56 AM

11:56 finally found a use for that old RPN HP calculator

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 11:57 AM

good show awful venue

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 11:57 AM

Is he mutating into Edward Scissorhands?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 11:57 AM

Anyone know what time the Alabama Shakes came on?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:00 PM

Killer set Dana

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:00 PM

Despite what everyone says T5 is less of a shitshow than Roseland

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:00 PM

It's Cher! I knew she'd tour again! I love it when she does "If I Could Turn Back Time"

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:00 PM

The crowd was really into the Alabama Shakes. More packed than it usually is for an opening act.

I thought it was a great show. Glad we got the male band cause they seem to rock a little harder. Setlist didn't feel short. A lot of the songs were extended versions of the originals. Disappointed they didn't play Carolina Drama but it was still a lot of fun.

Heads up for anyone going tonight, they came on at about 10:05-10:15. Finished at about 11:30.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:02 PM

Can folks just stop playing Roseland?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:02 PM

Good show but no need to advertise an 8pm start time when it's actually 9pm start.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:03 PM

Went to Roseland last year for Radiohead. Worst time I've had at a show in recent memory. Between the sea of iPhones and constant chatter, it was an awful experience. What was the scene like for Jack White?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:03 PM

Maybe its just me, but I can barely understand a word he is singing...he can hit some high notes and I like the quality of his voice but it bugs me that I can barely make out the words.

Posted by Joshua Sanders | May 22, 2012 12:03 PM

Alabama Shakes came on at 9:00 and played until about 9:40.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:03 PM

Doors are when?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:04 PM

Not very flattering pics... looked and sounded much better as the night went on

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:04 PM

Or maybe I just got drunker as the night went on

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:05 PM

8pm doors

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:05 PM

I wholeheartedly agree that T5 is better than Roseland. #bringthehate

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:07 PM

I agree that the sound got better as the night went along. The vocals seemed kind of low in the beginning. I can never understand what the hell he's saying between songs with his fake southern accent.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:07 PM

brooklynvegan.com/img/music/jackwhite/roseland/1.jpg >> JACK I CAN'T PLAY NO FASTER!


brooklynvegan.com/img/music/jackwhite/roseland/5.jpg >> "I could die right now and no one would notice..."


brooklynvegan.com/img/music/jackwhite/roseland/46.jpg >> "point me in the direction of the scissorhands casting call, please."

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:12 PM

brooklynvegan.com/img/music/jackwhite/roseland/25.jpg >> "I SAID PLAY A FUCKING G NOTE, NOT AN F!"

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:13 PM

all these years...and he doesnt know the right way to use a geetar strap...what a douche!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:19 PM

T5 > Roseland

And that's really saying something.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:20 PM

doors were at 7pm
alabama shakes came on at like 9 and played for about 40 minutes
jack white came on about 10
it was pretty PACKT but the crowd was actually not unbearable (just a lot of waiting for alabama shakes to finally come on)

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:20 PM

12:20...yeah I know..On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being tops I would give T5 a 2 and Roseland a 1

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:26 PM

I like Roseland. But, well, you know, that's just like my opinion man.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:30 PM

I once got a frosty at a Wendys in Mobile, AL. I wasn't so impressed...really why name a band after such things?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:31 PM

12:30 what do you like about it? Just curious!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:32 PM

12:31 my new bands name is Mississippi Nuggets...that or Georgia Quater Pounders?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:33 PM

^ha ha lulz...Texas Toast is my bands name!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:35 PM

Dairy Queen is a way of life for hicks. That's all they have...no hummus down there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:35 PM

Stay out of Malibu 12:30! Stay out of Malibu Deadbeat!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:38 PM

The reason why the Alabama Shakes came on late is because they needed to load up on Phyto-Nutrients prior to the show, and the catering company was late to arrive backstage.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:43 PM

I like the location, which isn't that big of a deal for most people but I appreciate it. The sound is usually better at Roseland (in my personal experience) and I have an easier time finding a spot where I can see the stage. T5 has a lot of weird sight line issues. Also in my experience it's easier to hit the restrooms and grab a drink at Roseland. T5 is also very...sterile? Kinda of boring atmosphere while Roseland has more character. Neither place is my favorite venue either way.

Everyone else's mileage may vary.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:44 PM

ahhh, love the captions.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:45 PM

^I'll give you the location is better! hands down...Bathrooms in T5 are fine if you go upstairs...drinks ehh sucks in both places

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:46 PM

LULZ at the dummies making comparisons between T5 and Roseland. Like trying to compare 2 different piles of dogshit. They are both crap

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 12:56 PM

12:56, what's the best venue in NY?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:00 PM

What's with the guitar slung over one shoulder? Is that his new thing...or are all of these pictures from one song?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:01 PM

All the pictures are from early in the set, maybe even the same song. He took that white stripe (?) shirt off after a little while.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:04 PM

@1245 thanks! was hoping at least one person would appreciate my work.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:14 PM

knowing roseland, photographers only got one song to take photos.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:20 PM

Knowing the trolls on here, it's no surprise that 1:00's question is and will go unanswered. All bluster, no substance.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:22 PM

Mamouns is the best venue.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:25 PM

Not 12:56 but this is what I say -- best venue in New York:

The Bell House. Intimate, great sound, well-run. Somewhat of a pain to get to, but well worth it.

Bowery Ballroom and MHOW are perfectly nice as well.

BAM is great for bigger things. Town Hall, Beacon are nice theaters. United Palace is a nice larger one. Nothing wrong with Webster Hall either.

Terrible Venues: Roseland, T5. I also hate Radio City -- it's too big and most people can't hold the audience there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:28 PM

I liked the Supper Club..no shows there anymore though??

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:30 PM

not 12:56 but I would Le Poisson Rouge all the way is the best venue in NY

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:31 PM

not 12:56, but I play him on television.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:32 PM

LPR, Beacon, Webster, and MHOW are all great venues. Radio City is terrible, T5 is okay.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:33 PM

Webster Hall was better.

Posted by Venkman | May 22, 2012 1:36 PM

^NSS

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:43 PM

Best venue in NYC/Brooklyn = Glasslands Gallery. No contest whatsoever.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:44 PM

The Mayday thomkins square park venue was good.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:45 PM

Uhhh, Cake Shop? Hellooo?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:51 PM

Cake Shop is better than Glasslands structurally, but given the talent booked at both venues, I'd have to side with Glasslands.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:56 PM

Prospect Park, so long as it's not raining

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:03 PM

Ha Metrics show at Radio City might get moved to Cake Shop...amirite!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:05 PM

Last night was advertised as doors 8 pm. Don't know whether they actually opened earlier, but that was the posted time.

Received a phone call and email today saying the doors time for tonight (Tuesday) was moved up to 7:00 pm. Don't know if that effects the start times or not.

Last night I heard bartenders before show saying the show was "starting a half hour late".

Posted by Greg | May 22, 2012 2:06 PM

bowery is the best

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:07 PM

bowery ballroom is the best ever. hands down

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:11 PM

Glasslands is run by assholes, which makes it one of the worst places to see a show not the best.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:12 PM

and the new bathroom situation at glasslands is very strange. you can see into every stall

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:14 PM

How's the search on the way in here?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:15 PM

1:56..Glassland has what Flying Buttresses?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:16 PM

show was like a cheesy greatest hits show for jack white. the white stripes songs w/ a full band were beyond weird

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:17 PM

I miss Meg!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:18 PM

2:18- i also miss meg, very much so, show was almost sad last night

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:19 PM

2:15 At Roseland? They looked inside any bags. I didn't even get patted down.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:23 PM

I miss Meg too...cuz he is one ugly dude to concentrate on for 90 mins.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:25 PM

In terms of venues, it call comes down to crowds and the one last night was actually okay. I think it helped that Jack's people discouraged iphones and there wasn't a lot of talking. I always feel that T5 feels oversold when its a packed show but this one despite being sold out didn't feel cramped.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:30 PM

"In terms of venues, it call comes down to crowds "

You are an utter fool. It is music, moron. Live music!. So it all comes down to one thing. Sound.

Yes, crowds can be a factor but if your main concern is that, or beer consumption, or anything other than sound then please do me a favor and drop dead.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:50 PM

That black fucker working security at Music Hall of Williamsburg should be shot, he's such a fucking asshole.

Anyway, go IKEY!

Posted by Sam | May 22, 2012 2:53 PM

2nd 12:20 here... just wanted to point out re: times that last night i was under the impression that alabama shakes would be going on around 8 but they did not actually go on till around 9... doors actually opened at 7pm last night even though tickets said 8pm (someone told me they were opening at 7pm, not sure how they knew but i also doubt it was a secret)

tonight, given that the show is being streamed on sirius, things may start more promptly?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 3:09 PM

Hammerstein is by far the best of the 2000-4000 venues. You all argue the merits of Bowery Presents venues. Fuck you all.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 3:38 PM

more talk about the venue than the band... guess not many posters actually saw the show... roseland or the alley behind it... where ever jack's playing, i'll be there....

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 4:14 PM

how long before Alabama Shakes just go the fukk away?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 4:38 PM

Bowery presents = fart noise... but they get all the good bands... :(

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 4:46 PM

Was there last night.
Doors at 7
AS 9-9:40
JW 10:10 - 11:40.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 4:51 PM

4:51 Thanks for information that's been posted 3 times already.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 4:54 PM

4:54. Glad you have time to read all the comments. Get a job and stop being a d*&K.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 4:57 PM

You responded pretty quick. Must be refreshing a lot. Get back to work!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 5:01 PM

fuck you all on general principle

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 5:36 PM

Roseland and Hammerstein suck equally. T5 is not terrible, but it's like being in a warehouse. I've been to shows at the Beacon, although a nice theater on the floor with obstructed views and forget the top balcony, you might as well be in Hoboken. Radio City..meh. Madison Square on the floor or straight back low level is nice. I like Irving and BB.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 8:58 PM

Once back in 97 Oasis on Bedford had a show that was incredible.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 9:27 PM

Sounded great fuck you if you disagree.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 9:34 AM

this show was awesome the ones arguing have never been in any good show or they don't recognize when they see one

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 9:52 AM

Seems like everyone hates any venue that is over 1000-capacity. For big rooms, definitely prefer Roseland to T5 or Hammerstein. I'm 6'1 so sight lines are never an issue and if I get there late, I just shove into the center (I'm never one of those dipshits stuck watching a show on the side behind one of those stupid polls). T5 is mainly irritating because it's all the way over on 11th fucking avenue.

Oh, and this show ruled.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 9:57 AM

I feel like Jack Whites best days are behind him but whatever.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 9:57 AM

Here is a good comparison question. Anyone who has seen the White Stripes in conert and Jack solo which is better?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 9:58 AM

Last night's show was amazing.
He used BOTH Roseland stages (something I've never seen in all my years of seeing shows at Roseland), and both of his bands. The energy level was high, and both bands were on point.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 10:14 AM

Both stages??? as in the one where the Vip's usually sit?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 10:23 AM

@1014 that sounds pretty cool

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 10:40 AM

Yes, 10:23. For the encore, security literally shoved the VIPs aside, a curtain fell, and there was Jack and his all male band. Amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 10:44 AM

The stage change was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 10:45 AM

10:44 ha ha great!

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 10:52 AM

very cool, i wanna see pics now. more artists should do that, especially since it allows the people w a shitty view to be really close for the side stage stuff

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 12:09 PM

I could totally give a shit about Jack White, but I did very much appreciate how the thread got totally derailed into a discussion of NYC venues for a while. Don't know about you, but really can't get enough of highjacked threads.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 2:09 PM

2:09- so by giving a shit you do care about Jack White???

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 8:22 PM

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