The White Stripes Officially Break Up

The White Stripes Officially Break Up
In recent years, Jack White has kept himself busy by forming the Dead Weather, starting Third Man Records and collaborating with everyone under the sun. This has meant we haven't heard much from his breakthrough band, the White Stripes, with whom he released six albums between 1999 and 2007. Now, the duo of Jack and Meg White have officially called it quits.

This news comes via the White Stripes' official website. Jack and Meg released a joint statement announcing the band's breakup, which you can read in full below:

The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is that it can last forever, if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful.

Meg and Jack White
The White Stripes

A longer statement from Third Man Records is posted on the label's website.

The White Stripes last toured together in 2007, when they played a cross-Canada show that included a show in every province. They later cut their U.S. tour short when Meg White took some time off for acute anxiety. Their last official performance together came in 2009, when they performed "We're Going to Be Friends" on the final episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

In 2010, the band released the DVD Under Great White Northern Lights, chronicling their 2007 Canadian tour, as well as a massive vinyl box set.

Join us in remembering the White Stripes by listening to "Seven Nation Army" on full blast. The video is embedded below.