The Raconteurs Share Cover Of Donovan's 'Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)'

By Katrina Nattress

April 12, 2019

Though The Raconteurs' upcoming album HELP US STRANGER is bound to be filled with rockin' earworms written by Jack White and Brendon Benson, there is one song on the new project that wasn't written by the band. It was written by Donovan. In 1965. On Friday (April 12), the supergroup shared their rendition of "Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)."

Though they keep the heart of the song true to the original, The Raconteurs give it their own spin — opting for an electric, percussive arrangement and muffled vocals.

"Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)" is the third offering off the new album, following "Sunday Driver" and "Now That You're Gone." HELP US STRANGER is slated for a june 21 release. Listen to the cover below.

The Raconteurs are gearing up for a massive world tour in support of their comeback album. Check out a full list of dates below.

The Raconteurs 2019 Tour Dates

04/16 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Powerstation (SOLD OUT)

04/18 – Melbourne, Australia @ Regent Theatre (SOLD OUT)

04/20 – Sydney, Australia @ Big Top Sydney

04/22 – Byron Bay, Australia @ Bluesfest Byron Bay

04/24 – Tokyo, Japan @ Akasaka Blitz

04/25 – Tokyo, Japan @ Akasaka Blitz

05/25 – London, UK @ All Points East

05/26 – Paris, France @ L’Olympia (SOLD OUT)

05/27 – Brussels, Belgium @ Cirque Royal (SOLD OUT)

05/28 – Köln, Germany @ E-Werk

05/30 – Berlin, Germany @ Verti Music Hall

05/31 – Kværndrup, Denmark @ Heartland Festival

06/01 – Warsaw, Poland @ Orange Warsaw Festival

06/02 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival

07/12 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre

07/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

07/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Armory

07/18 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field Events Center

07/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

07/21 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield

07/23 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

07/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre

07/27 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl

07/28 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

08/10 – Lexington, KY @ Railbird Festival

08/11 – Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Auditorium

08/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

08/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE (Indoors)

08/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

08/16 – Watkins Glen, NY @ Woodstock 50

08/17 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem

08/18 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte

08/20 – Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium

08/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

08/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

08/29 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

08/30 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

09/03 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater

09/06 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

09/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre

09/09 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

09/12 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

09/13 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Indoor Pavilion

10/12 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion

10/13 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

10/14 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

10/17 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

10/18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

Photo: Olivia Jean

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