The Raconteurs are uncertain of whether they will record any new material as they prepare to play their first live shows together in over two years.
Jack White and Brendan Benson‘s band will perform at White’s Third Man Records headquarters in Nashville tomorrow (September 14), before playing at the city’s Ryman Auditorium (15) and MI Fest in Michigan (17) later in the week, with further US dates scheduled before the end of the year.
Speaking to Billboard.com, bassist Jack Lawrence said that although the band are exciting to be reconvening, it’s “hard to say” whether they will be working on any new material any time soon.
We’re all doing other projects, still, so it’s hard to tell what’s going to happen. We never really plan anything; it just depends on what the mood is with all of us. But if it feels right, by the time we do these shows I’m sure we’ll want to do more and we’ll make some time for it.
The Raconteurs, which also features Lawrence’s bandmate in The Greenhornes Patrick Keeler, formed in 2005 and released their debut album ‘Broken Boy Soldiers’ the following year. Their second LP, ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’, followed in 2008.
Rapper Violent J has claimed the duo have offered to perform the song with White at MI Fest later this week but have yet to hear a response from The Dead Weather man.