Jack White brings 'Blunderbuss' back to London's O2 Brixton Academy

The blues rocker played solo material as well as White Stripes and The Dead Weather tracks last night

Jack White brings 'Blunderbuss' back to London's O2 Brixton Academy

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Jack White was back in the UK to showcase his debut album 'Blunderbuss', with an all-male band at London's O2 Academy Brixton last night (June 21).

The blues singer and guitarist last played in the UK backed by an all-female band in April, but this time took to the stage flanked by a seven-piece all male band. White's set included material from his first solo album alongside tracks by his bands The White Stripes and The Dead Weather. He also performed 'Two Against One' from the 'Rome' album by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi, for which he provided guest vocals.

Speaking after 'Hotel Yorba' - which received one of the biggest responses from the crowd - he said: "London is alive and well and kicking. You get one nice day of weather yesterday and you just spring alive don't you?"

Fans greeted the band's heavy version of The Dead Weather's 'I Cut Like A Buffalo' with a huge round of applause, while an extended version of 'Ball And Biscuit' saw White playing on his knees, marking the end of the main set. For the encore, White, who was sporting black, white and grey trousers, and his band played 'Sixteen Saltines', 'The Hardest Button to Button' and 'Take Me With You When You Go'.

Afterwards, Richard Bold from Andover told NME: "When Jack White came on everyone went absolutely nuts, and down the front it was absolutely insane. When he shredded on the guitar it was amazing. When he did 'I Cut Like A Buffalo' it was great."

Linzi King from Guernsey was also impressed, saying: "I was so in the moment, I floated up to the ceiling. I saw The White Stripes in 2001 in a tiny pub in Australia and there were about 12 people there, and this was almost as good as that. He's evolved."

Billy Scoker from Stockwell, London, added: "I've seen Jack White in different guises and different projects about four times, and this is the most confident, straight up, aggressive, I've ever seen him." Angus Wilson from Brixton added: "Everything about it, the attention to detail even down to the road crew who were all dressed in trilbys and black was amazing, he is amazing: there are no two ways about it."

Jack White plays at London's Hammersmith Apollo tonight (June 22), and Radio 1's Hackney Weekend this Saturday (June 23).

Jack White played:

'Black Math'
'Missing Pieces'
'Weep Themselves To Sleep'
'Hypocritical Kiss'
'Top Yourself'
'Hotel Yorba'
'Trash Tongue Talker'
'Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground'
'Two Against One'
'I Cut Like A Buffalo'
'Freedom at 21'
'We're Going To Be Friends'
'On and On and On'
'Poor Boy'
'Ball And Biscuit'
'Sixteen Saltines'
'The Hardest Button to Button'
'Take Me With You When You Go'

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