Jack White vs. Dublin’s Concert Curfew

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Jack White has proven time and time again just why he is such an icon and during a recent show at Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham, White proved again why he’s managed to stay on top in the music world for so long.

Recently, a video from the show was obtained by Consequence of Sound, which shows how during that concert, the venue tried to get White off the stage, but he wouldn’t budge. Apparently, they have a really strict curfew and either White forgot about the time constraint or he chose to ignore it.

In the midst of his 25-song set, which included some White Stripes favorites like “Icky Thump” and “Seven Nation Army” as well as tracks from the recently released, Lazaretto, the venue pulled the plug on the PA system.

Instead of getting defensive about it, White didn’t seem fazed and told the crowd, “the PA’s gone” and then proceeded to ask them to sing along with him.

Talk about a champ.

Check out the video and keep an eye out for the unplugging of the PA system which happens around the 4:30 mark.

White will be heading out on a North American tour beginning. Full tour dates can be seem below.

JACK WHITE’S NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

July 19 Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY

July 20 Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO

July 21 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

July 23 Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL

July 24 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

July 26 Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI

July 27 Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh, PA

July 28 Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI

July 30 Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI

July 31 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

August 2 Osheaga Music Festival, Montreal, QC

August 18 Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO

August 20 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO

August 23 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

August 25 Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA

August 26 Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA

August 27 McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, OR

August 28 Deer Lake Park, Vancouver, BC

August 29-31 SonicBoom, Edmonton, AB

August 30-31 X-Fest, Calgary, AB

September 14 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

September 15 Cleveland State Wolstein Center, Cleveland, OH

September 17 The Bleacher Theater at Fenway Park, Boston, MA

September 19 Music Midtown Festival, Atlanta, GA

September 20 Moran Theater, Jacksonville, FL

September 21 Fillmore, Miami Beach, FL

September 22 Fillmore, Miami Beach, FL

September 24 The Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC

October 11-12 Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City, Mexico

Pixies to Head Out on UK Tour

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With the release of a brand new track last week, the Pixies have announced that they will be heading out on a four-day UK and Ireland tour as part of their “massive world tour.”

If the first thought that came to you was “how are they going to pull this tour together since now they’re down a bassist?” (remember long-time bassist, Kim Deal left the band abruptly a few weeks back). Kim Shattuck, who’s previously played with The Muffs and The Pandoras has been asked to  join the band taking over the vacant spot.

The new line-up will begin at Dublin’s Olympia on November 18, the head on over to Manchester Apollo on November 21, Glasgow’s Barrowland on November 22 and London’s Hammersmith Apollo on November 24.

These new additions bring the total of European tour dates to 17 which will begin on September 29 in Paris. On their website, it announces that the tour “will give them an opportunity to do something they haven’t been able to do in two decades: premiere brand new Pixies songs, the first collection of new material since 1991’s ‘Trompe le Monde.'”

“Along with everyone’s favourites, we’ll be playing songs that we haven’t played in ages or never played live before,” frontman Black Francis, said on the band’s website.

“Songs like ‘Brick Is Red,’ ‘Havalina,’ ‘Tony’s Theme’ and ‘The Sad Punk.’ We’ve probably rehearsed some 80 songs, so we’ll be able to change up the set at the last minute if we feel like it. We’re all really looking forward to this tour.”