Jack White Tour Schedule
There are few figures to have emerged on the rock and roll scene in the 21st Century who
have been as prolific, critically and commercially successful, or as influential as Jack White. Although he is best known
for being one half of his former band White Stripes, Jack White has also founded the Raconteurs and Dead Weather as well as
struck out on a solo career. If you are a fan of any of Jack White's bands you are sure to not only love his solo work but
also be thrilled to see him live as he still is known to play his older material in concert. His high octane performances
have been winning Jack White fans all over the world and are concerts no rock and roll fan will want to miss.
is heading out on the road in 2014 and there is no excuse to miss him as he will be hitting up major festivals as well as
headlining show in cities around the globe. After being the driving force behind the hugely popular White Stripes you can
be sure that fans will be frothing at the mouth to get Jack White tickets. Be sure to check back on StubHub regularly to see
when Jack White will be rocking the crowd at a concert hall near you.
About the Artist
Jack White was
born John Anthony Gillis but switched his last name to White when he married Meg White, the drummer for their band White Stripes.
Originally claiming they were brother and sister Jack has kept the name even after the break up of White Stripes. Jack White
started playing drums at age six and grew up listening to blues and 60's rock, sounds that are evident in his work. While
in high school he began working at an upholstering shop and formed a band with a co-worker called the Upholsterers in which
Jack played guitar. Years later he formed the White Stripes with Meg White, a band which was active from 1997 through 2011,
releasing six studio albums. The band was an underground hit for sometime before reaching cross over success with their third
album White Blood Cells. While still performing with the White Stripes, Jack White started two separate bands the Raconteurs
and Dead Weather, both of which are still active. In 2012 Jack White released his first solo album Blunderbuss which featured
two separate backing bands on different songs on the album, one all male and one all female. Jack White has also founded his
own record label, Third Man Records which in addition to releasing new music by the label's roster of artists also is dedicated
to releasing long out of print early blues, folk, and rock and roll music.
While Jack White
and the White Stripes had an underground following after releasing their first few albums on stalwart punk label Sympathy
for the record Industry, it was not until the band's third album, White Blood Cells that they became real rock and roll superstars.
Their Lego themed video for Fell in Love with a Girl directed by Michel Gondry was a visual feast to behold and when combined
with the hooky pop song became a huge hit for the band. The album was eventually re-released by major label V2 records which
would release their following album Elephant. Elephant was a huge hit from the get go and featured the song Seven Nation Army,
whose catchy opening riff has gone on to become ubiquitous in the form of a chant at sporting events.
White is one of the most energetic and talented guitar players in rock and roll and he has claimed that he is always trying
to challenge himself in his performances, sometimes positioning different instruments he plans on using farther away from
one another just to give himself a more difficult time. He is known for not having a set list and the improvisational nature
as well as the frenzy White and his cohorts create on stage makes for an unbelievable concert going experience that you and
your friends will not soon forget.
While working as an upholsterer, Jack White started his own
business called Third Man Upholsterers, a name he would revisit upon naming his record label. While working as an upholsterer,
Jack White would write poetry which he would hide in the furniture he fixed. This practice combined with a penchant for writing
out receipts in crayon did not suit the business world well and the shop soon closed. As a young teen, Jack White was almost
ready to go to seminary school to become a priest when he decided to instead begin an upholstery apprenticeship because he
was not sure that he would be allowed to bring his newly acquired electric guitar and amp to the seminary.