- SPIN Rating: of 10
Who: Southern-tinged supergroup of sorts featuring axe-dueling frontmen Jack White and Brendan Benson, plus bassist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler, both of defunct-but-awesome Cincinnati, OH garage rock trio the Greenhornes.
What: A 21-date tour sandwiching appearances at Coachella and Bonnaroo in support of the Raconteurs' latest album, Consolers of the Lonely, set to kick off in Vancouver on April 20. Atlanta-based garage rockers the Black Lips will join the outing in May and June and warm stages for nine dates. North Carolina prog rockers Birds of Avalon will open the tour's first half.
Should I Go? Yes. Despite Jack White and crew's efforts to block Consolers of the Lonely from hitting the web early, the new album leaked to the masses, surely slapping a smile across the faces of fans with its groovy, untamed riffage, and instilling anticipation for the band's much-mooted return to the road. Plus, c'mon, Jack White and the Black Lips is a no brainer! All dates via Pitchfork.
Raconteurs tour dates:
4/20, Vancouver, British Columbia (Commodore Ballroom) #4/21, Seattle, WA (Neumo's) # 4/22, Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom) # 4/23, San Francisco, CA (Bimbo's 365 Club) # 4/25, Indio, CA (Coachella)4/26, Las Vegas, NV (The Joint) # 4/28, Denver, CO (The Fillmore Auditorium) # 4/29, Kansas City, MO (Uptown Theatre) # 5/1, Dallas, TX (House of Blues) # 5/2, Austin, TX (Stubb's BBQ) # 5/3, Austin, TX (Stubb's BBQ) # 5/4, New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival)5/27, Washington, DC (9:30 Club) * 5/28, Washington, DC (9:30 Club) * 5/30, New York, NY (Terminal 5) * 6/3, Boston, MA (Bank of America Pavilion) * 6/4, Montreal, Quebec (Metropolis) * 6/5, Toronto, Ontario (Ricoh Coliseum) * 6/7, Detroit, MI (The Fillmore) * 6/9, Columbus, OH (LC Amphitheater) * 6/10, Cincinnati, OH (National City Pavilion) * 6/12, St. Louis, MO (Pageant) &6/13, Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo)
(# w/ Birds of Avalon) (* w/ Black Lips) (& w/ Fiery Furnaces)