Jack White is returning to rock Northeast Ohio.
Sorry to those of you hoping this means a White Stripes reunion or even a solo show by the singer and acclaimed guitarist. No, White will play Agora Cleveland Aug. 15 with side project The Raconteurs, a group that also consists of Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler.
The band will be on a tour of North America in support of its third studio album, “Help Us Stranger,” due June 21 via White’s Third Man Records. It’s the Grammy Award-winning act’s first album in more than a decade.
Says a news release from Big Hassle media:
‘Help Us Stranger’ sees the mighty combo reassembled, stronger and perhaps even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock ‘n’ roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelia, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and White’s uncompromising songcraft and the band’s steadfast musical muscle. With ‘Help Us Stranger,’ The Raconteurs have returned right when they are needed most, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition, infinite energy and a collectivist spirit operating at the peak of its considerable powers, once again creating a sound and fury only possible when all four of its members come together.
And here’s information about grabbing tickets:
Tickets to the North American headline dates go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 12 at 10 am local time. Third Man Records Vault members will have access to the very first pre-sale starting on Tuesday, April 9 at 10 am local time, running through Thursday, April 11 at 10 pm local time. Sign up for Vault Package #40, which features an exclusive limited edition version of ‘Help Us Stranger’ on electric green/black/copper swirled vinyl and Vault-only lenticular cover art, and to gain ticket pre-sale access first here. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Wednesday, April 10 at 10 am local time through Thursday, April 11 at 10 pm local time. For tickets and more information on all tour dates, visit https://theraconteurs.com/tour.
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