Jack White Rules Out White Stripes Reunion

I would only reform if we were bankrupt,” White asserts. Don’t go wishing that on him now, die hard White Stripes fans…”

Jack White has firmly denied that he will ever reform The White Stripes.

I know, you’ve heard it all before, but one more time here’s what the man told NME:

‘I would probably say absolutely not. Absolutely no chance. I couldn’t see any reason to ever do that. I’m not the kind of person that would retire from baseball and come out of retirement the next year. I mean, if we went to all the trouble of telling people we’re done, we meant it you know?… If we were forced to change our mind about that, I can only imagine the reason being if we went bankrupt or really needed the cash, which would be a really sad thing. I would probably be issuing an apology along with the announcement of the show dates.’

You can read our First Listen piece on new single ‘Blunderbuss’ here.

Jack White is also about to hit the road in the coming months. The dates in full read:

15 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
16 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
18-20 Gulf Shores, AL - The Hangout Music Fest
19 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
21 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
22 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
24 Detroit, MI - Scottish Rite Theater
26 Quincy, WA - Sasquatch!
27 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
28 Eugene, OR - Hult Center for the Performing Arts (Silva Concert Hall)
30 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
31 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

22 London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
23-24 Hackney Marshes, UK - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend
25 Amsterdam, NL - Heineken Music Hall
26 Berlin, GER - Tempodrom
27 Cologne, GER - E-Werk
29 Werchter, BEL - Rock Werchter

1 Belfort, FR - Les Eurockeennes
2 Paris, FR - L’Olympia
5 Hamburg, GER - Docks
27-29 Niigata, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival

Jack White’s forthcoming debut solo album is available to pre-order via both his website and iTunes now. ‘Blunderbuss’ will be released on April 23rd via Third Man Records / XL Recordings.

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