The Raconteurs are set to make their long-awaited comeback this year, with Jack White reactivating the project for new music and live performances. Back in December, they teased their forthcoming LP with the tracks “Sunday Driver” and “Now That You’re Gone”. Then in January, the band’s Brendan Brenson promised “an exciting year of touring with The Racs!” Now we know when that touring will begin, as The Raconteurs’ first live appearance in eight years has been announced.
The show will take place on April 6th in Nashville as part of Third Man Records’ 10th anniversary celebration. The event will showcase the label’s talent across two stages, featuring performances from Lillie Mae, The Gories, Craig Brown Band, The Dirtbombs, Detroit Cobras, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, and more. Artists like Margo Price, The Dead Weather’s Alison Mosshart, Joshua Hedley, and Carla Azar will perform DJ sets.
Tickets are set at $75, with Vault members having access to Ultra Tickets for $150. Ultra ticket holders will get early access to the festivities, priority access to Blue Room performances, an exclusive Raconteurs 7-inch with artwork screenprinted by the band, exclusive swag from Blackwell’s Cloest (including test pressings), and entry into a raffle for a tour conducted by Ben Blackwell and a grab bag of goodies. Tickets go on sale March 15th via Third Man.
Meanwhile, The Raconteurs have a handful of other shows lined up in Australia and Europe, marking their first stretch of live appearances since 2011. Hopefully, additional US dates will announced in the near future.
The Raconteurs 2019 Tour Dates:
04/06 – Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records Ten Years
04/16 – Auckland, NZ @ Powerstation
04/18 – Melbourne, AU @ Regent Theatre
04/20 – Milsons Point, AU @ Big Top Sydney
04/22 – Byron Bay, AU @ Bluesfest Byron Bay
05/25 – London, UK @ All Points East
05/31 – Kværndrup, DK @ Heartland Festival
06/01 – Warsaw, PL @ Orange Warsaw Festival
06/02 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival