Jack White to Soak the Grammys Stage in Blues After Nine-Year Hiatus
Three-times nominated this year, White last performed at the Grammys in 2004 (with Meg!)
Whether or not Jack White wins a Grammy for Blunderbuss — his SPIN-approved, very-popular-on-vinyl solo debut — the Third Man head honcho is guaranteed some stage time. According to a tweet from the Grammys’ official Twitter account, White will bring his blues-drenched live show to the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, joining previously announced performers Rihanna, fun., Mumford & Sons, the Black Keys, and Taylor Swift.
White, a nine-time Grammy winner, is up for three awards: Album of the Year (Blunderbuss), against Mumford’s Babel, fun.’s Some Nights, the Black Keys’ El Camino, and SPIN’s Album of the Year, Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE; Best Rock Album (Blunderbuss, again), squaring off with El Camino, Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball, Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto, and Muse’s The 2nd Law; and Best Rock Song (“Freedom at 21″), which could also be claimed by Mumford & Sons’ “I Will Wait,” the Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy,” Muse’s “Madness,” or Springsteen’s “We Take Care of Our Own.” Here’s hoping the Recording Academy surprises with a last-minute Frank Ocean booking.
Other recently announced performers include the Lumineers (nominated for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album for their self-titled debut), Carrie Underwood (whose “Blown Away” is eligible for Best Country Solo Performance), Miranda Lambert (2011’s Four The Record earned a nod for Best Country Album), Dierks Bentley (his “Home” also has a shot at Best Country Solo Performance), Ed Sheeran (landed a spot in the Song of the Year category with “The A Team”), and six-time Grammy winner Elton John.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted again by LL Cool J, will broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS on February 10, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST. Scroll down to watch White’s last Grammy performance, back when he was one-half of the White Stripes in 2004.