Jack White announces debut solo live shows

Meanwhile, the 'Love Interruption' video will premiere on Valentine's Day

Jack White has announced plans for his debut solo live shows, which are set to take place in March in the United States.

The video for his debut solo single, ‘Love Interruption’, which White directed himself, will premiere at 4.30pm (GMT) on February 14, Valentine’s Day at Vevo.com.

The video will feature appearances from vocalist Ruby Amanfu, Emily Bowland (bass clarinet) and Brooke Wagonner (Wurlitzer electric piano).

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

The ex-White Stripes man releases his debut solo album ‘Blunderbuss’ on April 23. The album was produced by White at his own Third Man Studio in Nashville. Speaking about ‘Blunderbuss’, White commented that it was “an album I couldn’t have released until now”. He continued:

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.

Jack White will play:

Chattanooga Track 29 (March 10)
Birmingham WorkPlay Soundstage (12)
Memphis New Daisy Theatre (13)
Tulsa Cain’s Ballroom (15)

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.