Jack White Rocks First Sold Out Show at The Wiltern
At only 36 years old, he has become an incredibly important figure in rock and roll with 3 successful bands and multiple collaborations with artists, known for his work in The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather as a guitarist, vocalist, and pianist.
His solo effort has been received to critical acclaim and on the album and in his performance, his musical influence and taste are diverse.
White is somewhat of an enigmatic and mysterious figure – no photos were allowed in the crowd and cellphone use was discouraged.
Dressed in all black, he did not say much but was smiling and in good spirits. There was no banter between sets but instead he let his guitar skills shine, allowing the music to speak for itself – keeping the audience guessing about what he would play next.
He opened with “Black Math”, a White Stripes song, and the sold out crowd responded with great enthusiasm.
Jack White was joined onstage by his all male backing band, The Buzzards. He also tours with an all female band (The Peacocks) that recently performed with him in Vancouver.
White gave a shout out to Hank Williams after playing a cover of “You Know That I Know” and then transitioned into the White Stripes' hit “We’re Going to Be Friends,” The crowd responded wholeheartedly, singing back the words.
He commanded the stage with his powerful, intense guitar solos, with notable energy on “Sixteen Saltines” and “Missing Pieces”.
1. Black Math (The White Stripes)
2. Missing Pieces
3. Weep Themselves to Sleep
4. Two Against One (Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi feat Jack White)
5. Hotel Yorba (The White Stripes)
6. Hypocritical Kiss
7. Top Yourself (The Racounteurs)
8. I Cut Like a Buffalo (The Dead Weather)
9. Dead Leaves and The Dirty Ground (The White Stripes)
11. You Know That I Know (Hank Williams)
12. We're Going to Be Friends (The White Stripes)
13. I Guess I Should Go To Sleep
14. Take Me With You When You Go
15. My Doorbell (The White Stripes)
16. Freedom at 21
17. Sixteen Saltines
18. Ball and Biscuit (The White Stripes)
Live photos from this show will be available shortly courtesy of Jack White’s tour photographer Jo McCaughey here.