Jack White joined by The Dead Weather as he plays three-hour homecoming gig – watch

The singer played at Detroit's Masonic Temple venue he saved from closure last year

Jack White played a three-hour, 38-song set earlier this week at the Detroit venue he saved from foreclosure last year.

White took to the stage in his hometown at the Masonic Temple, the venue he saved after paying off its reported $142,000 (£92,798) in back taxes so it could stay open. The venue then renamed its 1,586-capacity Cathedral Theater as the Jack White Theater to honour the singer.

On Wednesday night, White returned to the venue to perform a 38-song set that included his own solo material as well as songs from The White Stripes, The Dead Weather – on which he was joined by bandmates Alison Mosshart and Dean Fertita – and a brief cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Lemon Song’ during an airing of ‘Ball And Biscuit’. He also played a cover of Beck’s ‘Devil’s Haircut’. Check out fan footage of the gig below.


Earlier this week, Jack White marked his return to Detroit by throwing the ceremonial first pitch at a Detroit Tigers baseball match on Tuesday (July 29). White stepped out in front of fans prior to the game against Chicago White Sox at the Tigers’ Comerica Park, throwing the ball straight to his opposite number who was, incongruously, dressed as Santa Claus.

Jack White played:

‘Fell In Love With A Girl’ (The White Stripes)

‘Astro’ (The White Stripes)

‘The Big Three Killed My Baby’ (The White Stripes)

‘High Ball Stepper
‘Missing Pieces
‘Just One Drink
‘Hotel Yorba’ (The White Stripes)

’You Know That I Know’ (Hank Williams cover)

’Love Interruption
‘Weep Themselves To Sleep’

’I Cut Like A Buffalo’ (The Dead Weather)

‘Cannon’ (The White Stripes)

’Icky Thump’ (The White Stripes)

’Screwdriver’ (The White Stripes)

‘Ramblin’ Man’ (Hank Williams cover)

‘Apple Blossom’ (The White Stripes)

‘Three Women’

’The Same Boy You’ve Always Known’ (The White Stripes)

‘We’re Going To Be Friends’ (The White Stripes)

’Sugar Never Tasted So Good’ (The White Stripes)

‘Alone In My Home
‘Steady, As She Goes’ (The Raconteurs)

‘Ball And Biscuit’ (The White Stripes) /’Got My Mojo Working’ (Muddy ‘Waters cover) /’The Lemon Song’ (Led Zeppelin cover)
‘The Hardest Button To Button’ (The White Stripes)

’Sixteen Saltines’/’Devil’s Haircut’ (Beck cover)

‘Hypocritical Kiss
‘That Black Bat Licorice
‘Would You Fight for My Love?’

’Blue Blood Blues’ (The Dead Weather)

‘You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)’ (The White Stripes)

‘My Doorbell’ (The White Stripes)
I Fought Piranhas’ (The White Stripes)

‘Seven Nation Army’ (The White Stripes)