Jack White Debuts Covers, Plays "Longest Set Ever" in Chicago
Jack White headlined the first of two shows in Chicago last night as the guitarist took the stage for what would turn out to be the longest show ever in his career.
While White peppered the beginning of the show with tunes from his latest Lazaretto as well as White Stripes favorites, he would dip into a cover of Hank Williams’ “You Know That I Know” as well as The Dead Weather’s “I Cut Like a Buffalo.” White also delivered the Danger Mouse/Danielle Luppi collaboration “The Rose with the Broken Neck” from his Rome project.
Towards the end of the set, the guitarist debuted a cover of Robert Johnson’s “Stones in My Passway” as well as “Entitlement,” from his Lazaretto album. “Blunderbuss” also included a snippet of Bob Dylan’s “Tell Me That It Isn’t True.”
In the ten-song encore, White premiered a cover of “Manic Depression” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience and played The White Stripes’ “Blue Orchid” from the band’s 2005 Get Behind Me Satan for the first time since 2007. The show once again closed with an extended take on the classic “Seven Nation Army” featuring White inviting a fan on stage to play guitar for the end of the song.
Next up for White is a show at the Chicago Auditorium Theatre tonight. He will also headline Newport Folk Festival this Saturday night in Newport, RI.
Here’s a look at the setlist via Setlist.fm:
Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
High Ball Stepper
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Missing Pieces/The Big Three Killed My Baby
You Know That I Know
I Cut Like a Buffalo
The Same Boy You’ve Always Known
The Rose with the Broken Neck
Freedom at 21
Cannon/Catfish Blues/Got My Mojo Workin’
Stones in My Passway
We’re Going to Be Friends
Fell in Love with a Girl
Steady As She Goes
You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)
The Hardest Button to Button
Just One Drink
Ball and Biscuit/Got My Mojo Workin’
Seven Nation Army