Jack White has been touring hard for basically forever, and he served as Coachella headliner just this past weekend. But for the moment, he is just about done with the road. White’s Third Man site announces that when both Coachella weekends are over, White “will be taking a break from performing live for a long period of time.” He hasn’t announced a reason, but my theory is that he wants to spend more time with his kids and his crazy-expensive Elvis record.
Before he leaves the stage completely, though, White has a very Jack White project that he wants to finish. There are five U.S. states where White has never played, and he will visit all of them in the months ahead. In those states — and no, he has not said which states those are; good luck digging through his touring history to figure it out — he’ll play a series of unannounced acoustic shows. They’ll be his first-ever acoustic shows. Here’s how Third Man describes what’ll happen:
The states these shows are occurring in will be unannounced until the day of each performance. Joining Jack on his jaunt across these locations will be musicians making up an acoustic quartet, including Fats Kaplin, Lillie Mae Rische and Dominic Davis. The shows will be totally acoustic and amplified only with ribbon microphones to the audience as well.
Tickets will cost $3 a pop, which basically makes these shows the opposite of Coachella in every way.
By Tom Breihan