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Jack White kicks off tour with thrilling show in Detroit: Set List

“Very well, Detroit. Are you still feeling well?” Jack White asked fans at the city’s Masonic Temple Theater near the end of his opening concert for the Supply Chain Issue Tour on Friday night. “God knows I feel good right now.

And it was for many reasons.

White started the day by releasing his fourth solo album, fear of dawn – the first of two due out this year. In the afternoon, he and his quartet played a rustic slide guitar-led instrumental version of “The Star Spangled Banner” at the home opener of his beloved Detroit Tigers and in the evening he played a good rock show.

And got engaged and married 15 minutes apart.

So when White said “What a day today has been!” that was no understatement.

It’s hard to top a surprise nuptials, of course, and that’s exactly what happened at the end of Friday’s main set. White and company were tearing up a rendition of The White Stripes’ “Hotel Yorba” with his girlfriend, former Black Belles member Olivia Jean, guest on guitar. During a mid-song breakdown, White said he had a question for her and pulled out an engagement ring. She said a tearful “yes” as they embraced just before entering the song’s final verse, in which White sang “Let’s get married / In a big cathedral by a priest / Because if I’m the man you love the most / You could say “yes” at leastHe finished by carrying Jean, a fellow Detroit native, off stage.

What are you doing for an encore? Get married, of course. While keyboardist Quincy McCrary and drummer Daru Jones provided instrumental fanfare, White, 46, and Jean, 32, returned to the stage accompanied by her mother, Teresa. “It’s been such a beautiful day, I wonder why not do this now and get married.” He asked his mother and Jean’s father, who were being pushed out of the audience, for their blessing, and then the fans. White’s Third Man Records partner Ben Swank — ordained, he said, by the Universal Life Church Ministry of America — took the vows, and bassist Dominic Davis served as White’s best man.

After exchanging wedding rings and a big kiss, White got back to work with The Raconteurs’ “Steady, as She Goes”, the opening lyrics of which advise “Get yourself a girl and settle down.”

It was a stunning addition to an already eventful night, maintaining White’s reputation as a fierce artist whose tastes and idiosyncrasies serve him and his music so well. When he proclaimed early on at the Masonic, long his favorite Detroit venue, that “everyone in the band is on fire” and “the venue…seems electric,” they sounded as much like commands as they did observations and were easy to follow. .

Emerging from behind a ruffled blue curtain and performing on a stage built into the main stage – complete with a statue of the moonlit dude from fear of dawn‘s cover at the back of the stage and a wall-sized video screen showing close-ups of the action – White and the band kicked off the 90-minute, 15-song show with a “Taking Me Back” which melts the face. They followed with fear of dawnthe title track, the only two tracks played from this album. The band also performed “Love Is Selfish” from the upcoming Enter alive in paradise (scheduled for July 22), but spent most of the show examining White’s glorious past.

Beginning with “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”, the quartet played half a dozen White Stripes songs; White – sporting a black jacket with blue stars, a striped shirt, black pants and blue tennis shoes to match his dyed and cropped hair – dedicated “We’re Gonna Be Friends” to his mother and “Ball and Biscuit” to first wife and Stripes teammate Meg White. He also performed The Raconteurs’ “You Don’t Understand Me” for the very first time in his solo shows and nodded to Dead Weather with a stomping “I Cut Like a Buffalo.” He walked slightly on the rest of his solo output, with just 2012’s “Love Interruption” Blunderbuss and the title track from 2014 Lazarettowhile the painful cover of U2’s ‘Love Is Blindness’ seemed even more appropriate after what happened later that night.

White and the band ended, as usual, with “Seven Nation Army”, the sold-out crowd chanting his riff even after the band members put down their instruments and bowed one last time, ending this which was truly a feel-good day for all. evenings.

White continues the tour with another show on Saturday in Detroit and worldwide dates booked in September, including festival appearances in Japan, Spain and France.

Jack White, Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, April 8, 2022
1. “Take me back”
2. “Fear of Dawn”
3. “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” (White Stripes song)
4. “The Interruption of Love”
5. “Love is selfish”
6. “I Cut Like a Buffalo” (song from The Dead Weather)
7. “Lazaretto”
8. “Love Is Blind” (U2 cover)
9. “We’re Gonna Be Friends” (The White Stripes song)
10. “You don’t understand me” (song from Les Raconteurs)
11. “I’m slowly turning into you” (The White Stripes song)
12. “Ball and Biscuit” (The White Stripes song)
13. “Hotel Yorba” (The White Stripes song, featuring Olivia Jean)
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14. “Steady, as She Goes” (Storytellers song)
15. “Seven Nation Army” (White Stripes song)

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