The White Stripes have released a surprise new live album using audio taken from their final ever live show.
The band, made up of Jack and Meg White, performed a huge concert in Mississippi with a 24-song setlist which included a four-song encore. Taking place on July 31, 2007, the band were drawing to a close their major tour in support of Icky Thump, what is now their last ever record.
While the end of The White Stripes came as a surprise to many, Third Man Records’ Ben Blackwell knew instantly: “Meg said to me, ‘I think this is the last White Stripes show.’ Confused, I responded ‘Well, yeah, last show of this leg of the tour.’ She replied ‘No… I think this is the last White Stripes show ever,’ and slowly walked away,” as per Consequence of Sound.
“I was dumbfounded. I had no idea what she was talking about. I had no idea what she meant. I had no idea what to do. I looked around to see if anyone else heard what Meg had said, but I was all alone.”
Apparently, Jack White addressed the crowd by saying: “I can’t believe how long it has taken us to get here,” when the duo had finished their set. “Thanks for waiting. Thanks for coming. Thanks for buying our records. Thanks for buying a ticket. We love you very much. Thank you. God bless you, Son House. God bless you, Robert Johnson. Thank you so much.”
The White Stripes: Live in Mississippi is available to stream and download via Nugs.net.