Jack White Covers Talking Heads, Bob Dylan and More in Paris
Jack White’s Lazaretto tour is currently tracking across Europe at the moment and the guitarist has already notched several notable gigs. From his massive headlining slot at Glastonbury to his recent collaboration with The Kills and former Dead Weather bandmate Alison Mosshart, White has not shied away from mixing up his setlists and throwing in some surprises.
During his recent two night run at L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix in Paris on June 29 and 30, he mixed in a variety of covers and surprises including Flamin’ Groovies’ “Teenage Head” and Gene Vincent’s “Baby Blue” on the first night. Night two saw one of the most varied setlists of the tour thus far and included Howlin’ Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightning” as well as Robert Johnson’s “If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day” and Bob Dylan’s “Isis.”
In the massive, seven-song encore, White delivered a snippet of “Message in a Bottle” following “Steady As She Goes” and dropped into a segment of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” in the middle of “Seven Nation Army.” While most of the crowd seemed unaware of the Talking Heads tune and opted to keep the iconic “Seven Nation Army” chant going, the guitarist stuck with it and sung a few verses of the tune before going back into The White Stripes classic.
Next up for White on his Lazaretto tour is a show on July 3 at the Eventim Apollo in London. White’s European tour wraps up on July 4 in Poland before he returns to the States for a run that will last through September.