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Jack White announces secret acoustic shows & extended hiatus

Jack White has revealed that he will take extended and indefinite time out over the coming months (and maybe even years). However, before he does the Detroit rocker has confirmed a handful of very special farewell shows.

White has toured relentlessly since the mid-90s in a number of different guises – including the Raconteurs, the Dead Weather, the White Stripes and as a solo artist.

However, with the gigs in support of his most recent solo album Lazaretto nearly having come to an end – it seems this time there will be no immeditate side project to keep him busy.

Intriguingly, White’s farewell shows will take place in the only five US states that he is still yet to play in. The cities and venues where they will take place will not be announced until the the day and fans will be able to buy tickets in person on the door for a price of just $3 – a snip compared to the thousands forked out hundreds of dollars to see him at Coachella over the weekend.

They will also be White’s first ever completely acoustic gigs, with him forming a quartet also featuring Fats Kaplin, Lillie Mae Rische and Dominic Davis.

The news comes just days after White brought the California festival to its knees with a greatest hits set that spanned the whole of his career, as well as some welcome extras including covers of Rage Against the Machine and Otis Redding.

Check out Jack White’s performance of ‘Lazaretto’ from Coachella below:

Patrick Davies