If there’s one thing that we’ve learnt over the years about Jack White – leader of garage rock titans The White Stripes and musical genius in his own right – it’s that John Anthony Gillis (for that is he) loves old stuff. Analogue recordings. Battered old vinyl. If it looks like it’s never come into contact with the 21st century, then he’s all over it.
Sticking to his personal brand then, it makes sense (as much as a global superstar rocking up to a London Bridge boozer can ever make sense) that Jack’s chosen The George Inn as his venue of choice for an impromptu free show this afternoon to launch new album 'Boarding House Reach'. Built in 1676 and owned by the National Trust, this proper old pub is about as good as it gets, if you like that sort of thing.
So, yeah. Million-selling, game-changing rock legend Jack White’s gonna be there in a bit. From 5pm in fact. Probably better start queuing now?