March 20th, 2012, 6:58 am · · posted by BEN WENER, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
It was only a matter of time before Jack White would play some solo shows in Southern California – but that time will be here sooner than expected.
As previously mentioned, the former White Stripes frontman, occasional Raconteurs cohort, Dead Weather drummer, indie label honcho and Wanda Jackson career booster has readied the first disc under his own name: Blunderbuss, a Dutch term word for a muzzle-loading firearm, is due April 23 on White’s Third Man Records.
He teased the first two singles – January’s “Love Interruption” and last week’s “Sixteen Saltines” – via his appearance on the Lindsay Lohan-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. (One track was backed by an all-male band, the other by an all-female ensemble.)
But now we don’t have to wait until summer or journey to the Sasquatch festival in the Pacific Northwest to see him. Just after that Washington bash, White will wrap up his first stateside leg of dates behind the album with two shows, May 30-31, at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. Tennessee roots-rocker Pokey LaFarge opens both gigs.
Tickets, $39.50, go on sale Friday, March 23, at 10 a.m. via Live Nation.
Photo by Jo McCaughey.
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