Jack White and Brendan Benson’s side project/other band The Raconteurs have announced a limited run of tour dates next month, including one in San Francisco on April 23, right before Coachella. Same night as the reunited Verve’s first U.S. show in ten years. King-Solomon-like choices must be made.
The new Raconteurs album Consolers of the Lonely was recorded earlier this month, and in a superhuman feat of record mixery and pressing, it will be released this Tuesday [on Third Man/XL/Warner Brothers]. In celebration of all the coming gratification, I’ve been listening to some scorchingly good live Raconteurs — let’s share.
LIVE AT THE APOLLO IN MANCHESTER
October 15, 2006
Five On The Five (on the new album)
Christian Life (Louvin Brothers cover)
Bang Bang (Sonny Bono cover)
Store Bought Bones
Blue Veins Intro Jam
Steady As She Goes
Broken Boy Soldier
BONUS LIVE COVERS:
Headin’ For The Texas Border (Flamin’ Groovies cover, live in Brixton 2006)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley cover, live at Lollapalooza 2006)
It Ain’t Easy (David Bowie cover, live at Lollapalooza 2006)
[Bowie mp3 fixed; if you snag the zip, get this single track too]
ZIP: RACONTEURS LIVE
THE RACONTEURS ON RACON-TOUR
Birds of Avalon opening
Apr 20 – Commodore Ballroom/Vancouver, BC
Apr 21 – Neumo’s/Seattle, WA
Apr 22 – Wonder Ballroom/Portland, OR
Apr 23 – Bimbo’s 365/San Francisco
Apr 26 – The Joint/Las Vegas, NV
Apr 28 – The Fillmore/Denver, CO
Apr 29 – Uptown Theatre/Kansas City, MO
May 1 – House of Blues/Dallas, TX
May 2 – Stubbs BBQ/Austin, TX
May 3 – Stubbs BBQ/Austin, TX
UK/Europe dates to be announced in the near future.
PS – First comment on this pic is still making me laugh.