Jack White to make solo live debut on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Singer will appear on the US show on March 3, with Lindsay Lohan acting as host

Jack White is set to launch his live solo career next month, performing on the long-running US sketch show Saturday Night Live.

The former White Stripes man will appear as the comedy show’s musical act on March 3. The programme will be hosted by actress and tabloid fixture Lindsay Lohan.

The appearance on Saturday Night Live will precede White’s debut solo live shows, which will take place at the end of March in the United States.

Prior to his show at Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend on June 23-24, alongside Lana Del Rey and The Maccabees, White will play a number of Stateside shows, appearing in Chattanooga, Birmingham, Memphis and Tulsa.

White’s debut solo album ‘Blunderbuss’, produced by the man himself and recorded at his Third Man Studio in Nashville, will be released on April 23. Of the album, he said it was a record he “couldn’t have released until now”.

He said: “I’ve put off making records under my own name for a long time but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name. These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colours on my own canvas.”

To learn more about Jack White’s career, head to iTunes.com.apple.com/nme-icons, where you can purchase a special NME iPad app detailing the celebrated singer/guitarist/producer’s past 15 years in rock’n’roll.

A one-off NME Icons special issue magazine dedicated to White is also available – see Backstreet-merch.com for details of how to purchase.