The Raconteurs made their live comeback last night at Third Man Records’ 10th anniversary concert in Nashville.
Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler took to the stage Saturday (April 6) for the first time in eight years, this ahead of the much anticipated release of the band’s third studio album, ‘Help Us Stranger’, which is due to arrive June 21 2019.
They announced last year that plans were underway for a new record after the four-piece recently returned to action by releasing two new songs, ‘Sunday Driver’ and ‘Now That You’re Gone’.
Now, ahead of a busy summer of touring and festivals, the supergroup have announced what they hail as “the rock n’ roll album you’ve been waiting for” with their first record in over a decade.
Previewing a lot of material from the new album during last night’s 15-song set, the band, who were introduced to the stage by Jack White’s mother, debuted ‘Sunday Driver’, ‘Now That You’re Gone’, ‘Bored and Razed’, ‘Help Me Stranger’, and ‘Shine the Light on Me’, along with two other new songs.
Other songs in the set included past favourites like ‘Consoler of the Lonely’, ‘Level’, ‘Salute Your Solution’, ‘Steady As She Goes’ and ‘Caroline Drama’.
Take a look at some photos and clips from the Third Man celebration below:
Jack White’s mother just introduced The Raconteurs THEY ARE BACK IT IS TIME pic.twitter.com/QCtikOTtP0
— Lyndsey Havens (@LyndseyAlana) April 7, 2019
— Chip Greene (@chipgreene) April 7, 2019
The Raconteurs are back!
— Jordan Pace (@jordanpace13) April 7, 2019
— Nashville Tennessee (@visitmusiccity) April 7, 2019
— Kelly Mahoney (@KellyMahoney4) April 7, 2019
Meanwhile, The Raconteurs have announced a full string of European appearances this summer, as they gear up to release their third album.
After previously announcing a support slot alongside The Strokes at London’s All Points East in May, the Jack White band have revealed details of their whole European schedule for 2019 so far.
The Racounteurs European tour dates
25 – All Points East, London, UK
26 – Olympia, Paris, France
27 – Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
28 – E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
30 – Verti Music Hall, Berlin, Germany
31 – Heartland Festival, Kvaerndrup, Denmark
1 – Orange Warsaw Festival, Warsaw, Poland
2 – Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Poland