Jack White announces April date at Little Caesars Arena

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

Twenty one years after the White Stripes made their debut a half-mile away at the now defunct Gold Dollar, Jack White will play his first-ever arena concert in Detroit when he kicks off his latest tour on April 19 at Little Caesars Arena.

The tour comes on the heels of White’s third solo album, “Boarding House Reach,” due out March 23. In addition to the show at Little Ceasars, White’s tour includes headlining dates at the Governors Ball, Shaky Knees, and Boston Calling music festivals, and an April 21 date at 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids.

Tickets for the Little Caesars Arena and 20 Monroe Live concerts go on sale at 10 a.m. on Jan. 26. Members of White’s Third Man Records Vault program will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Jan. 22. Fans will also have an opportunity for pre-sale tickets through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program, registration for which is available at http://jackwhite.tmverifiedfan.com/.

Each ticket purchased includes a copy of “Boarding House Reach” on CD; vinyl fans will have an opportunity to upgrade for an LP copy.

White’s 37-date tour includes dates in London, Amsterdam and Paris, and wraps on Aug. 23 in Las Vegas. It consists of arena, amphitheatre and theater dates — even a brewery! — and include some of White’s biggest-ever non-festival shows. The White Stripes never toured arenas in the U.S., though the band did play Madison Square Garden in 2007 before disbanding in 2011.

There is an opening in White’s tour schedule the weekend of Aug. 2-5 and there is no announced Chicago date, so it stands to reason White will be one of Lollapalooza’s headliners when that lineup is unveiled.

White’s last Detroit performances were in July 2014 when he performed at the Masonic Temple and the Fox Theatre.

“Boarding House Reach” was previewed last week by the release of two singles, “Connected by Love” and “Respect Commander.”

Jack White tour dates:

April 19: Little Caesars Arena

April 20: Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI

April 21: 20 Monroe Live - Grand Rapids, MI

April 23: Baxter Arena - Omaha, NE

April 24: Providence Medical Center Amphitheater - Bonner Springs, KS

April 25: Chaifetz Arena - St. Louis, MO

April 27: Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX

April 29: Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX

April 30: Revention Music Center - Houston, TX

May 1: Revention Music Center - Houston, TX

May 2: 360 Amphitheater - Austin, TX

May 4 - 6: Shaky Knees Music Festival - Atlanta, GA

May 25 - 27: Boston Calling Music Festival - Boston, MA

May 27: Brewery Ommegang - Cooperstown, NY

May 29: The Anthem - Washington, DC

June 1 - 3: Governors Ball Music Festival - New York, NY

June 4: Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheater - Columbus, OH

June 6: Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica - Cleveland, OH

June 7: Dome Arena - Rochester, NY

June 8: Artpark Amphitheater - Lewiston, NY

June 9: Budweiser Stage - Toronto, ON

June 27: London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo

June 28: London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo

July 2: AFAS Live - Amsterdam, NL

July 3: L’Olympia - Paris. FR

July 4: L’Olympia - Paris. FR

August 6: The Armory - Minneapolis, MN

August 8: 1st Bank Center - Broomfield, CO

August 9: SaltAir - Salt Lake City, UT

August 11: Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Portland, OR

August 12: Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC

August 13: WAMU Theatre - Seattle, WA

August 15: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - San Francisco, CA

August 19: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA

August 21: Viejas Arena - San Diego, CA

August 22: Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ

August 23: The Chelsea @ The Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, NV


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