Jack White recently announced the return of The Raconteurs, one of his former projects, for a new album slated for release this year. The Raconteurs consists of White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler. The new album will mark The Raconteurs’ first release in more than a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2008’s Consolers of the Lonely.
On Tuesday, the quartet announced that they will headline White’s Third Man Records’ 10th-anniversary celebration in Nashville, TN on April 6th. The performance will mark The Raconteurs’ first live performance since 2011.
The evening will also feature performances by Lillie Mae, Craig Brown Band, Teddy & The Rough Riders, The Dirtbombs, The Gories, Detroit Cobras, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Soledad Brothers, and Todd Albright. Special guests at the festival will include Margo Price, Alison Mosshart, Carla Azar, Joshua Hedley, Dave Buick and more.
The announcement explains,
One moment in the midst of putting out nearly 600 records, hosting hundreds of live shows, capturing thousands of recordings for visitors to our stores, blowing up the box the rest of the record industry thinks inside, opening a pressing plant, giving schoolchildren the opportunity to make a vinyl record, helping to revive a dying industry, and bringing the music of our favorite musicians to a larger audience, Third Man blinked. They blinked and when they opened our eyes decennial awe befell them. Third Man Records has been doing its own damn thing for TEN YEARS. If this doesn’t call for a celebration we don’t know what does.
General admission tickets include 10+ performances across 2 stages, as well as access to vendors, official merchandise, and concessions. A limited amount of Ultra tickets are available to Third Man Vault Members only and include early entry, priority access to the day’s Blue Room performances, a special Raconteurs 7″ that won’t be available commercially, and more. General admission tickets go on sale this Friday, March 15th at 1 p.m. (CST) here. Ultra tickets go on sale to Third Man Vault Members at 10 a.m. (CST).