Stage AE

July 27
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Fresh off the heels of releasing his second solo album, Lazaretto, Jack White brings his trademark gritty garage and blues rock sound to Stage AE on the North Shore. An eight-time Grammy winner, the singer-songwriter, producer, actor and multi-instrumentalist is currently touring the US and Canada, before heading to Mexico, Europe and the UK in the fall.

Released on June 10th via White’s own imprint, Third Man Records, the 11-song album is based loosely on short stories, poems and plays White penned when he was a teenager. Debuting at number one on the Billboard 200, Lazaretto sold some 138,000 copies in its first week. In addition to featuring White on lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, piano and percussion, the album also includes appearances by numerous musicians, who add everything from fiddle, mandolin and pedal steel guitar, to harp, moog and clavinet. Also featured among the album’s 10 original tracks is “Three Women,” based on Blind Willie McTell’s late-1920s song, “Three Women Blues,” and a tribute to one of White’s favorite musicians.

Née John Anthony Gillis in 1975 in Detroit, White formed The White Stripes in 1997, along with Meg White, with whom he would release six acclaimed albums. White went on to became a founding member of the Raconteurs in 2006. He then formed The Dead Weather three years later, a supergroup which features White on drums, lead vocals and guitar, along with Alison Mosshart (The Kills, Discount), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes, City and Colour).

Ranked No. 70 on Rolling Stone‘s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists,” White has collaborated with numerous renowned musicians, such as Beck, the Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, Alicia Keys, Bob Dylan, Wanda Jackson and Loretta Lynn. White has also appeared in several films and contributed to soundtracks, most notably playing Georgia in, and performing songs for, the 2003 war drama, Cold Mountain, which was written and directed by Anthony Minghella.

The show is open to all ages. Purchase tickets.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...