It's been four years since Jack White last passed through Chicago, playing a pair of theater shows (at the Chicago and Auditorium) and attending a Cubs game in Wrigley Field where a broadcast of the game captured the musician looking incredibly miserable. Now the former White Stripes frontman is headed back to our fair city to headline the final night of Lollapalooza, supporting his recent album Boarding House Reach, which finds White experimenting with funk, hip-hop and jazz—in addition to his usual blues balladry.
Before he hits the stage in Grant Park, White will headline a special Lollapalooza aftershow at Metro—a venue he hasn't performed at since 2002, when the White Stripes visited Chicago on the duo's White Blood Cells tour. In addition to White's latest solo material, you can expect to hear plenty of tracks from his previous projects, including the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather.
Because the Third Man Records owners has always expressed a preference for analog technology, attendees at the show won't be allowed to use their digital gizmos and gadgets during the show. All attendees will be issued a Yondr pouch to keep their phone in upon entering the venue—the pouches lock themselves during the concert and can only be unlocked at the end of the show or in a designated Yondr Phone Zone.
Tickets to the special Lollapalooza aftershow go on sale Tuesday, July 24 at noon—there is a two-ticket limit and no paper tickets will be issued.