The Raconteurs Announce First Concert Since 2011

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The Raconteurs perform at San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival in 2008.

The Raconteurs resurfaced last December with “Sunday Driver” and “Now That You’re Gone,” their first new music in more than a decade. Now, the supergroup — comprised of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler — have a scheduled return to the stage.

The alt-rockers were announced Tuesday as the headliners for 10th anniversary show of White’s label Third Man Records, set to take place April 6 in Nashville, Tenn.

The gig marks the band’s first show since a brief fall 2011 tour. Their Sept. 15, 2011 headlining show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, the only 2011 Raconteurs concert for which Pollstar box office data is available, sold 2,197 tickets and grossed $92,917. The band last performed at Atlanta’s Tabernacle on Nov. 13, 2011.

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The Raconteurs will headline the Third Man Records 10th anniversary celebration in April.

The Third Man Records celebration features several other noteworthy artists signed to the label, including Lillie Mae, Craig Brown Band, Soledad Brothers, The Gories, Detroit Cobras, Quintron & Miss Pussycat and Todd Albright. Rising Third Man singer-songwriter and recent Best New Artist nominee Margo Price will perform a DJ set, as will White’s Dead Weather bandmate Alison Mosshart.

“Third Man Records has been doing its own damn thing for TEN YEARS,” a press release read. “If this doesn’t call for a celebration we don’t know what does.”

Last year, The Raconteurs began teasing their third album, which will follow 2006’s Broken Boy Soldiers and 2008’s Consolers of the Lonely.

But while the band as a whole has been quiet for most of the decade, its members haven’t. White and fellow Raconteur Lawrence formed The Dead Weather in 2009, which released albums in 2009, 2010 and 2015.

Benson released solo albums in 2009, 2012 and 2013, and Keeler served as a session musician for artists including The Afghan Whigs, Nate Ruess and Elle King.

And, of course, White launched his own solo career, releasing three albums under his own name between 2012 and 2018. During that time, White cemented his place as a festival headliner — in 2018, he topped bills at Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Boston Calling and more — and became a touring juggernaut, appearing on Pollstar‘s Year End Top 200 North American Tours Chart last year with a gross of $6.6. million. Box office highlights from White’s 2018 include two-night stands at Washington, D.C.’s The Anthem and San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, which grossed $683,242 and $825,440, respectively.

Tickets go on sale in two waves on March 15. At 10 a.m. ET, members of Third Man’s Vault – which also grants access to exclusive releases and other merchandise – will be able to purchase “Ultra” tickets for $150. These tickets offer an enhanced experience that includes early entry, a non-commercially-available Raconteurs 7″ and other perks. Only Vault members will have access to Ultra tickets.

General admission tickets then go on sale to the public at 1 p.m. ET.