September 30, 2012 9:36
Jack White angers fans with short New York gig
Former White Stripes singer finishes set after one hour at Radio City
The former White Stripes man was playing the first of two nights at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall when he abruptly cut his set short, walking off stage an hour before his gigs have usually finished on his current tour.
According to Buzzfeed, once fans realised White was not just talking an extra-long break before an encore set, the scene at the venue turned "ugly" and fans took to Twitter to vent their anger towards the singer.
One fan wrote:
Jack White is lame. Ended radio city show less than 1 hour. No explanation. I am pissed!!!— Steven Gold (@sfgchill) September 30, 2012
While, like many fans, Jeremy Current waited in the venue for a long period of time expecting White to return to the stage, he wrote:
I've been waiting for an encore for longer than Jack White's set. Several hundred people keep talking about him coming out for a diehard set— Jeremy Current (@jeremycurrent) September 30, 2012
Hunter Walker, a politics reporter for the New York Observer, who was at the show, tweeted: "Mystery solved. Security guy @ Radio City said Jack White 'wasn't happy with the sound, I don't know why he pulled that'."
Jack White will return to the UK and Ireland next month when he brings his 'Blunderbuss' tour back to Europe. The tour includes a show at Blackpool's Empress Ballroom, the venue where The White Stripes recorded their first live DVD 'Under Blackpool Lights'.
Jack White will play:
O2 Arena Dublin (October 31)
London Alexandra Palace (November 2, 3)
Bridlington Spa (4)
Blackpool Empress Ballroom (6)
O2 Academy Birmingham (7)
Edinburgh Usher Hall (8)
Tickets for the second Alexandra Palace show go onsale on Friday (September 7) on 9am (GMT). To check the availability of Jack White tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
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