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Jack White sprains ankle, refuses to postpone tour

on August 24, 2014, 11:52am

Jack White’s epic live shows have landed accolades across the board, including the top spot in our ranking of the summer’s best festival headliners. But it doesn’t come without a cost: White severely sprained his ankle while performing in San Francisco on Friday night.

According to a posting on Third Man Records’ Instagram, White’s team advised him to postpone the remainder of his tour behind Lazaretto, but he refused. Instead, he returned to the stage on Saturday night for a second show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

White proceeded to play a 20-plus song setlist, which included his first-ever performance of The White Stripes’ “I Smell A Rat” as a solo artist, covers of Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” and The Police’s “Message in a Bottle”, and the Rome track “The Rose with the Broken Neck”.

White’s website has shared David James Swanson’s photos from last night, and he certainly looks like his usual self, though in the second photo you can see noticeably see him favoring his right ankle.



Here’s the remainder of White’s upcoming tour schedule:

Jack White 2014 Tour Dates:
08/25 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
08/26 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
08/27 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
08/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Deer Lake Park
08/30 – Calgary, AB @ X-Fest
08/31 – Edmonton, AB @ Sonic Boom
09/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Farm Aid
09/14 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
09/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland State Wolstein Center
09/17 – Boston, MA @ The Bleacher Theater at Fenway Park
09/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown
09/20 – Jacksonville, FL @ Moran Theater
09/21 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
09/22 – Miami, FL @ The FIllmore
09/24 – Columbia, SC @ The Township Auditorium
10/11-12 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital Festival
11/16 – Brussels, BE @ Forrest National
11/17 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Arena
11/18 – Glasgow, UK @ Hydro Arena
11/19 – London, UK @ O2 Arena

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