Today we got word that our prodigal son of garage, Jack White, will be doing a series of solo shows where each date will not be announced until the day of the actual show. White, like Prince (whose Detroit show the other day was announced one week in advance), clearly enjoys doing things his own way. And because he's Jack White and has so many loyal fans, and because we're all so super connected with social media etc., such a thing is totally possible for him. It's assumed he'll sell all of his instant shows close to instantly.
Unlike Prince's shows, White's are all priced at just three dollars. How rad is that??! Especially considering that these will be his last live shows for some time, according to the release posted below. Here's to hoping the whole thing is scalper-proof. We haven't heard whether or not the Third Man record van will also be at the shows.
JACK WHITE ANNOUNCES FINAL ACOUSTIC SHOWS FOLLOWING COACHELLA HEADLINING PERFORMANCES
After many years of performing in a multitude of configurations, Jack is announcing that he will be taking a break from performing live for a long period of time. To cap off the Lazaretto world tour, and following his pair of headlining performances at Coachella, Jack will embark on a short acoustic tour of the only five states left in the U.S. that he has yet to play. 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. These shows will be the very first totally acoustic full concerts Jack has ever done.
Each special acoustic performance will be announced day of show at 8am local time. Tickets for these engagements are priced at $3 per ticket and will be limited to one ticket per person. All tickets will be sold at the venue door starting at 12pm local time on the day of the show – first come, first served and cash only.