Jack White has cancelled the remainder of his tour dates in Mexico following the death of his keyboard player.
News of Isaiah ‘Ikey’ Owens’ passing was announced on Jack White’s official website, via a statement which read: “It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah ‘Ikey’ Owens. He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, bandmates and fans.”
It continued: “Ikey Owens was an astounding keyboard player in Jack White’s backing band. He also played with Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents, and many other projects. Out of respect for Ikey, the remaining shows of the Jack White Tour in Mexico have been cancelled. We will all miss you Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist.” The cause of Owens’ death has not been revealed.
Jack White and band were due to play Teatro Estudio Cavaret in Zapopan tonight (October 14) and Auditorio Banamex in Monterrey, Mexico tomorrow (October 15), but these shows will no longer take place. White played Festival Corona Capital over the weekend in Mexico City.