Jack White LIVE at Radio City

Photos by Abbey Braden
Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY
September 2012

How does that saying go? “Good things come to those that wait”? Yup, that’s it. Old fashioned concert karma. Just like the special treats in store for everyone that went to Coachella on the second weekend (ie Thom Yorke during Modeselektor’s set), the crowd for night 2 of Jack White‘s sold out Radio City Music Hall shows definitely walked away as victors. Granted any time spent in front of that man onstage is sure to be life altering. But coming off the first night’s thunder, fans literally didn’t know what to expect – and what we got was 21 glorious songs. This was a packed set ranging from tracks off his solo release Blunderbuss to deep covers (SERIOUSLY DEEP), and of course classic White Stripes and Dead Weather faves. To top if off this night The Peacocks were his backing band which just took everything next level. Seriously – the second mezzanine was rattling like it was going to crumble into the crowd below! The juxtapostion of his shredding coupled with ladies ferociously rocking out = perfection (no offense to The Buzzards). I’d never seen him really sit down at a piano before, and he looked like he was having SO much fun with the band at that point I was literally happy for the guy. Check ‘em out on tour if humanly possible – hopefully this Saturday at Freefest – and be sure to get lost in the awesomeness of Third Man Records! More photos and set list after the jump.

Jack White Radio City September 30th, 2012 Setlist

1. Missing Pieces
2. Weep Themselves to Sleep
3. Love Interruption
4. Hotel Yorba (The White Stripes)
5. Top Yourself/ Maggie’s Farm
6. Cannon/ John the Revelator (The White Stripes )
7. Screwdriver (The White Stripes)
8. Rock Island Line
9. Blue Blood Blues (The Dead Weather)
10. Trash Tongue Talker
11. Papa Was a Rascal (James Booker cover)
12. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (The White Stripes)
13. I’m Slowly Turning Into You (The White Stripes)
14. We’re Going to Be Friends (The White Stripes)
15. Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy
16. Hypocritical Kiss
17. Ball and Biscuit (The White Stripes song)

Encore:
18. Freedom At 21
19. Sixteen Saltines
20. Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes)
21. Goodnight, Irene (Lead Belly cover)

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