Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on June 9, 2014

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Jack White
Jack White
Jack White

It was 2001 all over again at Governors Ball this weekend as Jack White played White Stripes songs on Saturday, the same day The Strokes co-headlined and one day before Interpol played. Another set of pictures and the setlist from Jack's performance are in this post.

Meanwhile, Newport Folk Festival is already sold out, but the July Rhode Island fest announced today that they've added Jack White to the 2014 lineup! Newport's Jay Sweet writes:

When George Wein asked me to come aboard I immediately compiled my list of every artist that for some reason or another has not played Newport Folk but should. It's always a pleasure to cross off a name, especially as there are so few left on the original list. In fact the elusive handful remaining have become known around the office as the "White Whales".

During that same first meeting, George also asked me what we could do to help bring the blues back to Newport in a meaningful and explosive way, something that would tie Newport's history with Bukka White, Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Skip James and of course Son House to the present. I circled a name atop the list and answered, "Jack White".

It was an easy answer as I had just seen the great film "It Might Get Loud" in which Mr. White sits alone listening to a Son House record.

Listening to the haunting "Grinnin' In Your Face", Mr. White muses, "By the time I was about 18 somebody played me Son House, that was it for me. This spoke to me in 1,000 different ways. I didn't know that you could do that just singing and clapping and it meant everything, it meant everything about rock and roll, everything about expression, creativity and art. One man against the world, and one song. That's my favorite song, still is too. I heard everything disappearing, it didn't matter that he was clapping off time, it didn't matter that there was no instruments being played, all that mattered was the attitude of the song."

I knew right then he was the answer and he had to come to Newport Folk.

It's only taken six years, but it is my distinct pleasure to cross another "White Whale" off our list. In 1967 at Newport, Son House brought his version of the B-L-U-S-E; now 47 years later, we can't wait to bring some explosive blues back to the festival. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome Jack White.

- JAY SWEET
Producer, Newport Folk Festival

We also just caught Jack, whose new album Lazaretto is out this week, at Free Press Summer Fest.

More tour dates, pictures and the setlist from Randall's Island, and the new video for the new album's title track, below...

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Jack White -- Governors Ball 2014 setlist
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (The White Stripes song)
High Ball Stepper
Lazaretto
Hotel Yorba (The White Stripes song)
Love Interruption
Missing Pieces
Sixteen Saltines
Cannon (The White Stripes song)
Top Yourself (The Raconteurs song)
The Rose With the Broken Neck
We're Going to Be Friends (The White Stripes song)
Weep Themselves to Sleep
Steady, As She Goes (The Raconteurs song)
Icky Thump (The White Stripes song)

Encore:
The Hardest Button to Button (The White Stripes song)
Freedom at 21
Just One Drink
Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes song)
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Jack White -- 2014 Tour Dates
6/10/14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre ^ (SOLD OUT)
6/11/14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Mayan ^ (SOLD OUT)
6/12/14 - Pomona, CA - The Fox Theater ^ (SOLD OUT)
06/14/14 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
06/25-29/14 - Somerset, UK - Glastonbury Festival
06/26/14 - Dublin, Ireland - Royal Hospital Kilmainham #
06/29/14 - Paris, France - L'Olympia (SOLD OUT)
06/30/14 - Paris, France - L'Olympia (SOLD OUT)
07/01/14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
07/03/14 - London, England - Eventim Apollo (SOLD OUT)
07/04/14 - Gdynia, Poland - Open'er Festival
07/19/14 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07/20/14 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre + (SOLD OUT)
07/21/14 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom + (SOLD OUT)
07/23/14 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre + (SOLD OUT)
07/24/14 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre + (SOLD OUT)
07/25-07/26 Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival (SOLD OUT)
07/27/14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE Outdoors + (SOLD OUT)
07/28/14 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre + (SOLD OUT)
07/30/14 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theatre + (SOLD OUT)
07/31/14 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre +
08/01-03/14 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Music Festival
08/29-31/14 - Edmonton, AB - Sonic Boom
08/30-31/14 - Calgary, AB - X-Fest
10/11-12/14 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital Festival

* with Kelley Stoltz
+ with Benjamin Booker
# with The Kills
^ with Cold War Kids

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Comments (33)

Jack White rocks!

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 9, 2014 11:28 AM

that custom tele is bangin

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 11:42 AM

L E T I T B L E E D

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 11:55 AM

Ok, ok I know this may not be popular, but someone has to stay on JW's butt for being a total diva. I was at an original tour WS show way, way back, saw JW/WS several times over the years and was totally disappointed when he walked off the stage after playing 40 min at Radio City last year just because he didn't like some guy in the front row. His music is fun and engaging, but he is a prima donna, for sure. I have a hard time putting more money in his pocket, but too late now. I will also be at NFF, so, JW, if you want to give me my money back, I'd appreciate it. I'll be the dork in the Son House t-shirt. Ok, I'm done with my little rant.

Posted by OK OK | June 9, 2014 11:58 AM

I really wish there was another NYC date on that list.

By the way....how bad was it getting to & from Randall's Island considering that there wasn't any parking allowed?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:00 PM

Jack wants to get out of the dessert/brunch capital of the world as quick as possible Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:00 PM. The post city doesn't rock. It's all Panda Bear and cute and fussy.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 9, 2014 12:08 PM

Meg White was the musical genius of the white stripes. This guy made a solo career by ripping off The Black Keys

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:13 PM

11:58 - I do get somewhat of a diva vibe from him too - or maybe more like he always seems totally disengaged from the audience, even when he does address the audience it comes off kinda snarky. Or, maybe he just doesn't like NYC for some reason...

12:00PM - it wasn't bad by ferry coming or going, although I got a jump going home on the majority of people all 3 nights so it may have been worse after I made my way to the ferry line.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:19 PM

He looks like the goth Carrot Top.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:24 PM

Getting to & from the Phish shows on Randall's Island is going to be a nightmare.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:31 PM

hahaha there are fish fans lol

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:36 PM

he should just join the black keys.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:43 PM

huh the black keys copied Jack White not the other way around.

In regards to Jack White? What happened Jack you bragged how you never made a setlist with the white stripes and now you play just about the same setlist every night?

travel to and from Randell's Island was easy, did the walk from 103 bridge and the 125st bridge both worked.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:51 PM

Bunch of fucking idiots saying Jack White copied Black Keys or vice versa. You're a bunch of morons. Learn some musical history. Neither of them are original.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 1:08 PM

You know I was insulting the strokes earlier but compared to this tim burton character doing shitty led zeppelin covers, shit I think The strokes are not that bad after all

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 1:24 PM

“It is better to be good than to be original.”

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 1:54 PM

He's not good nor original

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 2:15 PM

Ugh...go away already

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 2:20 PM

It is better to look good than to feel good, and dahling, you look marvelous!

Posted by Fernando Lamas | June 9, 2014 2:21 PM

Looks like a pretty good set, surprised he didn't play 'fell in love with a girl' to get the crowd riled up, though I guess seven nation army gets played at a lot of sporting events too these days

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 2:39 PM

I would love to see a drum battle between Jack's drummer and ?uestlove. Two of the best drummers out there right now.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 2:48 PM

Great performance at GovBall. Snark all you want, but the man is a force on stage.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 4:02 PM

There was a theremin solo. A THEREMIN SOLO!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 4:12 PM

A theremin solo.....are you sure we're not talking about Phish again? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GP6RI7ByMU

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 4:32 PM

Jack White is doing a reunion tour with his old self Jack White of the White Stripes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 4:52 PM

yo meg white could still get it for real i'd tear dat ass up ya feel me?

Posted by bobby be nice ya feel me? | June 9, 2014 5:24 PM

what, behind the rabbit?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 5:25 PM

"In regards to Jack White? What happened Jack you bragged how you never made a setlist with the white stripes and now you play just about the same setlist every night? "

Because in the White Stripes, Meg White played the same shit every song so he only had to know the songs he himself wrote, not rehearse them meticulously with a full band.

Can anyone name anyone except Dave Grohl who is as famous as Jack White and ISN'T a prima donna?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2014 1:05 AM

Morrissey?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2014 9:53 AM

1:05 is absolutely correct.

Great setlist.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2014 2:43 PM

Most post city folk can't Lazaretto properly. There are still a few gents in the Big Town who can, not many, but a few.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 10, 2014 3:04 PM

^says 'yous'

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2014 3:14 PM

After hearing the new full album, I have to say the title track is still my favorite. Great album and all of the songs sound like they'll play great live. Listen to the full album and read my review of the album, along with other album, concert, festival and music reviews at: http://www.wevebeentherebefore.com/. Get it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2014 12:29 AM

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