Jack White Announces Acoustic Tour Before "Taking a Break from Performing Live"

Jack White Announces Acoustic Tour Before "Taking a Break from Performing Live"
Jack White has been touring hard since the release of last year's Lazaretto, and having just headlined Coachella, the Third Man Records boss has announced a short acoustic tour to be followed by an extended hiatus from the road.

The tour is a rather unusual one for several reasons. First of all, he will only be performing in the five U.S. states where he has never previously played a show. Furthermore, the shows won't be announced until 8 a.m. on the day of the gig, and tickets will cost just $3 (to be paid in cash and limited to one per person).

These engagements will be entirely acoustic and amplified using only ribbon microphones. White will be performing as part of an acoustic quartet with Fats Kaplin, Lillie Mae Rische and Dominic Davis. This will the first time White has played entirely unplugged shows.

A press release notes that, after this short tour, White "will be taking a break from performing live for a long period of time."

Stay tuned to White's social media pages for show announcements. Of course, White won't be coming to Canada on this acoustic trek.

It's unclear exactly how White will be filling his time when he's not on the road. He's working on the music history documentary series American Epic, and he's bound to keep busy with his Third Man Records. Whether he emerges with a new solo album — or perhaps that Dead Weather album he's been promising — remains to be seen.