ANIMAL MAGIC!

The duo celebrate their chart-topping album with a storming Wolverhampton show...

White Stripes celebrated the news their new album ‘ELEPHANT’ has topped the British charts with an incendiary start to their sold-out UK tour in WOLVERHAMPTON last night (April 7).

Jack and Meg White, playing on a stage draped in red and white curtains, wowed the capacity crowd at the Civic Hall with a clutch of tracks from the new album, including set opener ‘Black Math’, ‘Ball And Biscuit’, forthcoming single ‘Seven Nation Army’ and the Meg-sung ‘In The Cold, Cold Night’.

The duo also played a clutch of older classics such as ‘You’re Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)’ and breakthrough UK single ‘Hotel Yorba’.

One onlooker told NME.COM: “It was amazing to see two people fill a big venue like that. They were absolutely awesome and the lighting was fantastic!”

The tour continues tonight (April 8) at Manchester Apollo before moving on to Glasgow Academy (April 10). The band finish with two nights at London Brixton Academy this weekend (April 11/12).

White Stripes have also officially confirmed they will be playing this year’s Reading And Leeds: Carling Weekend between August 22-24.

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