Jack White has bookended the victory lap portion of his international Lazaretto tour with a couple key arena dates: Madison Square Garden on January 30, and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena a few nights before. Both stops will be released to the general public on Friday at noon, with pre-sale tickets going to Third Man’s Vault subscribers tomorrow at 10 a.m. Not a bad chaser for the live triple LP they’re set to receive this fall, am I right?
As for whether this is the first time White has played MSG, he steamrolled the place with the White Stripes in 2007. Here’s what The New York Times had to say about that:
At most rock concerts, there are moments when the machine — the band — briefly comes unhinged: the beat is a split-second late, or the guitar emits a deafening squeal, or a lyric emerges as a formless howl. A White Stripes concert consists of almost nothing but these moments, and that’s the whole point. The two make a fierce, wobbly racket, confident that listeners won’t miss the comfort afforded by steady bass lines and fuller arrangements. Hearing them play is a bit like reading a sentence with no vowels. Wh rlly nds vwls, nywy?
In semi-related news, White is set to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this Thursday. Head over here for air times and more details, or skip right on down to the tour dates and recent Lazaretto video below.
Jack White tour dates:
10/11 Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival
10/13 Puebla, Mexico – Centro Expositor *
10/14 Guadalajara, Mexico – Teatro Estudio Cavaret *
10/15 Monterrey, Mexico – Banamex Auditorium *
11/7 Istanbul, Turkey – Black Box
11/9 Bucharest, Romania – Romexpo
11/11 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
11/12 Krakow, Poland – Tram Depot [Early Show]
11/12 Krakow, Poland – Tram Depot [Late Show]
11/13 Prague, Czech Republic – Carlin Hall
11/14 Frankfurt, Germany – Alte Oper
11/16 Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
11/17 Leeds, UK – Leeds Arena
11/18 Glasgow, Scotland – Hydro Arena
11/19 London, UK – O2 Arena
1/28 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
1/30 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
* with Comisario Pantera