Jack White Plays Surprise Show In Detroit To Celebrate His 44th Birthday

By Katrina Nattress

July 10, 2019

Tuesday (July 9) might have been Jack White's birthday, but it was his fans who received a gift. His band, The Raconteurs, are playing Detroit's Masonic Temple Theatre on July 12, but the rockstar decided to head back to his hometown early and celebrated turning 44 with a surprise concert at Third Man Records Cass Corridor. White's bandmate Brendon Benson joined him as the played a 45-minute-long acoustic show for roughly 375 guests. Tickets started at a mere $3.

As Billboard reports, the set list consisted of several tracks off The Raconteurs new album, Help Us Stranger, as well as a couple covers — Pink Floyd's "Fearless" and Little Richard's "Lucille" — White's "Love Interruption," and The White Stripes' "As Ugly as I Seem" and "We're Going to Be Friends." The duo also paid tribute to each other, with Benson performing the White Stripes' "Sugar Never Tasted So Good" and White playing Benson's "Metarie." Benson also led the crowd in a rendition of "Happy Birthday."

Check out footage from the special set below.

The Raconteurs will be on tour for the rest of the summer and beginning of fall. Check out a full list of dates below.

The Raconteurs 2019 Tour Dates

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: Getty Images

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