The duo put their troubles behind them to play a storming show in Liverpool...

White Stripes overcame broken fingers and court appearances in LIVERPOOL last night (January 19) to make their triumphant UK return.

Opening the UK tour at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre, the band put their troubles behind them to remind fans what then do best with a stripped-down club show reminiscent of their early days.

Supported by Blanche – the band Jack White was watching on the infamous night of his fight with Von Bondies singer Jason Stollsteimer – the duo ploughed through their usual blend of hits, album tracks and covers at the sold-out tour opener.

It was also the White Stripes’ first UK show since they were forced to pull out

of festival appearances when Jack broke his finger last summer.

Commenting on the last time the band appeared in the city, Jack said: “We played the L2 last time and it was our best show in England, for sure.”

The setlist was:

‘Black Math’

‘Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground’

‘I Think I Smell A Rat’


‘I’m Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman’

‘In The Cold, Cold Night’

‘Hotel Yorba’

‘The Same Boy You’ve Always Known’

‘Death Letter’

‘I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother’s Heart’

‘Seven Nation Army’

‘Folk Singer’ / ‘Wayfaring Stranger’

‘We’re Going To Be Friends’

‘Offend In Every Way’

‘You’re Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)’

‘Hello Operator’

‘Apple Blossom’

‘Ball And Biscuit’

‘The Hardest Button To Button’

‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’

‘Boll Weevil’