Jack White has been one hell of a busy guy lately, dominating headlines with the promotional blitz for his impressive solo début LP Blunderbuss, which has so far included some great late night performances (Saturday Night Live, Later… with Jools Holland), a pair of music videos (‘Sixteen Saltines’, ‘Love Interruption’), some fascinating publicity (the balloon stunt; a great NY Times piece), a 2012 tour announcement (which includes a headlining gig at Splendour in the Grass; fingers crossed for NZ dates soon), and the free album stream on iTunes. Last week, White returned to The Colbert Report for another purposefully difficult interview as well as a terrific performance of his new single ‘Freedom at 21’. He then followed that up over the weekend with Unstaged, a Gary Oldman-directed Webster Hall show for AMEX which was available to live stream. If you missed it, you can check it out in all its glory below. The show features two 40-minute odd sets which span White’s career – the first with his all female group The Peacocks, and the second with his all male group Los Buzzardos – including such highlights as a ‘No Church in the Wild’ nod during ‘Cut Like a Buffalo’ (Jay-Z was reportedly in attendance), as well as weirdly charming clips of White hanging out with Oldman prior to the performance.
Watch Jack White’s interview and performance on The Colbert Report below.
Watch Jack White’s entire AMEX Unstaged show and check out the setlist below.
with The Peacocks
‘Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground’ (The White Stripes)
‘Freedom At 21’
‘Hotel Yorba’ (The White Stripes)
‘Two Against One’ (Rome)
‘Top Yourself’ (The Raconteurs)
‘I’m Slowly Turning Into You’ (The White Stripes)
‘Blue Blood Blues’ (The Dead Weather) (with ‘Screwdriver’ intro)
‘Take Me With You When You Go’
with Los Buzzardos
‘I Cut Like a Buffalo’ (The Dead Weather)
‘Weep Themselves To Sleep’
‘Trash Tongue Talker’
‘You Know That I Know’ (Hank Williams cover)
‘We’re Going To Be Friends’ (The White Stripes)
‘Hello Operator’ (The White Stripes)
‘Carolina Drama’ (The Raconteurs)
‘Catch Hell Blues’ (Fragment) (The White Stripes)
‘Seven Nation Army’ (The White Stripes)
‘Goodnight Irene’ (Leadbelly cover)
White also appeared on a German talk show called De Harald Schmidt Show recently to perform ‘Sixteen Saltines’ and ‘Freedom at 21’ with his respective bands. Check it out below.
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