On Saturday, The Raconteurs headlined Jack White‘s Third Man Records‘ 10th-anniversary celebration in Nashville, TN, marking the quartet’s first live performance since 2011. The Raconteurs—comprised of White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler—recently officially confirmed their forthcoming new album, Help Us Stranger, slated for release on Friday, June 21st via Third Man Records.
Following an introduction by White’s mother, The Raconteurs opened up their set with “Consoler Of The Lonely”, the title track off of the band’s 2008 sophomore release. The quartet continued with the live debut of “Bored and Razed”, Help Us Stranger‘s lead track, which was followed up by “Level” and “Old Enough”. The Raconteurs continued to unveil live debuts of their new material with “Sunday Driver”, “Help Me Stranger”, and “Now That You’re Gone”, along with rockin’ renditions of fan favorites “Salute Your Solutions”, “Steady As She Goes”, and a set-closing “Blue Veins”.
The Raconteurs returned to the stage to open up their three-song encore with “Keep On Trash”. A re-worked cover of Donovan‘s “Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)” followed, which will appear on the forthcoming album before the band brought the stellar performance to a close with “Carolina Drama”.
Last night’s Third Man Records celebration also included 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 included Margo Price, Alison Mosshart, Carla Azar, Joshua Hedley, Dave Buick and more.
Luckily, there are some fan-shot videos of The Raconteurs’ Third Man Records performance, which you can enjoy below:
The Raconteurs – “Consoler Of The Lonely” / “Bored and Razed” / “Level”
[Video: Derek Stinson]
The Raconteurs – “Sunday Driver”
The Raconteurs – “Help Me Stranger”
The Raconteurs will celebrate their new album with a number of worldwide festival and headline dates, including their first-ever shows in Australia and New Zealand, a return to Japan, the U.K., and Europe, and U.S. festivals including Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen, NY.
A North American headline tour will be announced in the coming weeks. For updates and tickets, please visit the band’s website.
The Raconteurs 2019 World Tour:
April 6 – Third Man Records 10 Years – Nashville, TN
April 16 – Powerstation – Auckland, New Zealand (SOLD OUT)
April 18 – Regent Theatre – Melbourne, Australia (SOLD OUT)
April 20 – Big Top Sydney – Milsons Point, Australia
April 22 – Bluesfest Byron Bay – Byron Bay, Australia
April 24 – Akasaka Blitz – Minato City, Japan
April 25 – Akasaka Blitz – Minato City, Japan
May 25 – All Points East – London, UK
May 26 – L’Olympia – Paris, France (SOLD OUT)
May 27 – Cirque Royal – Brussels, Belgium
May 28 – E-Werk – Köln, Germany
May 30 – Verti Music Hall – Berlin, Germany
May 31 – Heartland Festival – Kværndrup, Denmark
June 1 – Orange Warsaw Festival – Warsaw, Poland
June 2 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
August 10 – Railbird Festival – Lexington, KY
August 16 – Woodstock 50 – Watkins Glen, NY
Setlist: The Raconteurs | Third Man Records | Nashville, TN | 4/6/2019
Set: Introduction By Jack White’s Mother, Consoler Of The Lonely, Bored and Razed, Level, Old Enough, Sunday Driver, Hands, Help Me Stranger, Now That You’re Gone, Salute Your Solution, Steady, As She Goes, Blue Veins
Encore: Keep On Trash, Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness), Carolina Drama