Run The Jewels to support Jack White at Madison Square Garden gig

The show will take place later this month (January 30)

Jack White has asked rap duo Run The Jewels to open for him at his opening show at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The former White Stripes frontman (pictured right) will headline at the massive venue later this month (January 30) and now Killer Mike and El-P have been confirmed as special guests. El-P offered an explanation to the team-up on Twitter, stating: “when you get asked to open for jack white at MSG you say yes. its in the bible.”

Run The Jewels released their second album in the form of ‘RTJ2’ last year. ‘RTJ2’ came in at number 14 on NME’s Top 50 Albums of 2014 list.


Meanwhile, El-P recently revealed that a third Run The Jewels album is “100 percent going down”. The rapper made the assertion last month (December 11) in a series of Twitter posts, adding that the record will happen after the duo first “take a year to tour the world”.

El-P – who alongside Killer Mike makes up the group – was less certain, however, about potentially working again with former Rage Against The Machine member Zack de la Rocha. The singer appeared on Run The Jewels’ recent album ‘RTJ2’ on the track ‘Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)’ but has not released a studio album since the band split in 2000.

“In 1999 I spent a month in my apartment in Brooklyn with Zack de la Rocha just before he split Rage Against The Machine, working on music that will never see the light of day. I can’t speak about his future but I will say that I’m going to LA to spend another month with him in January,” he said.

However, the MC later poured cold water on the comment, posting on Twitter, “please understand the ZDLR thing is not at all %100. y’all gonna fuck it up by jumping the gun on that one”. He did, however, cryptically add: “or maybe I’m lying about it not being confirmed. hard to tell, really. not sure i even know if i know.”


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