Jack White shared a new live video of his latest single, “Taking Me Back“, to his YouTube page on Friday. This latest video confirms White’s band configuration for the upcoming Supply Chain Issues world tour.
Filmed from The Blue Room at White’s own Third Man Records in Nashville, TN, this live take on “Taking Me Back” sees the bandleader joined by three longtime collaborators, drummer Daru Jones, bassist Dominic John Davis, and keyboardist Quincy McCrary. Notably, White tracked every instrument on the studio version of “Taking Me Back”, which will appear on the first of two albums set for release in 2022, Fear of the Dawn. This live rendition shared on Friday stays true to the original while each member of the band adds their own flavor and technique. Jones’ unique drumming compliments distorted basslines from Davis, all while McCreary’s fingers flutter along and add high-frequency melodies on the synthesizers.
“People keep asking who’s going to be in the band, what’s the band going to be like for the tour dates … We thought it would be good to let people see who it is,” said White in an interview with Alt 98.7. “We can do really hard-hitting stuff, and then also really gentle acoustic numbers … They’re such improvisational musicians. They really perform differently each time.”
As has been the case with all previous solo tours, the group will be ready to perform nearly any song from White’s catalog, everything from The White Stripes and The Raconteurs to The Dead Weather and, of course, his solo songbook.
“I’m doing songs from everything I’ve ever done in my life. Not much is off-limit. Everything that I was the main songwriter or main singer, then that’s kind of in our bag of tricks,” he explained. “I think we ended up having over 80 the last time I went on the road.”
Jack White will kick off his Supply Chain Issues world tour on April 8th with two consecutive shows at Detroit, MI’s Masonic Temple Theatre, the very same day he releases Fear of the Dawn. Head to his official website for additional information on tour dates, tickets, and album releases, and check out “Taking Me Back (Live)” below.
Jack White – “Taking Me Back (Live)”