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Jack White & Alabama Shakes @ Scottish Rite Theater in Detroit (pics/setlist/video)

photos by James Richards IV

Jack White

In the Masonic’s cozy, comely Scottish Rite Cathedral, the returning Detroit native served up a fiery if quick 80-minute set in his first show here in his new solo-artist phase, joined by an agile five-piece band and a capacity crowd of 1,500.

It was an event we don’t see much anymore: a matinee rock performance, with a sellout evening gig still to come.

In some quarters, 2 p.m. is rock ‘n’ roll wakeup time, and the event had an offbeat feel from the outset. With the sun blasting as fans streamed into the Masonic in shorts and tank tops, it felt like a playing-hooky sort of afternoon [Detroit Free Press].

On Thursday (4/24), Jack White played two hometown shows at the Scottish Rite Theater. The above review is from his matinee performance. bvChicago photographer James Richards IV made the treck to Detroit to catch both performances. A full set of pictures from Jack’s evening show, with support from Alabama Shakes, and both setlists below.

White began the evening show with a number of songs from Blunderbuss, including the raucous “Sixteen Saltines,” “Missing Pieces,” “Freedom At 21,” and the folky “Love Interruption.” He and his all-female band, The Peacocks (all-male band Los Buzzardos played the matinee show), also played a number of White Stripes songs: “Hotel Yorba,” “You’re Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl),” “I’m Slowly Turning Into You,” “Cannon,” “My Doorbell,” “Suzy Lee,” and of course “Seven Nation Army.” Raconteurs cuts including “Top Yourself,” “Steady, As She Goes,” and “Carolina Drama” made their way onto the setlist. White and co. closed the show with a cover of Leadbelly‘s “Goodnight Irene.”

Reminder: Both Jack White and Alabama Shakes will be here for Lollapalooza.

A full set of pictures from Thursday night’s show, both setlists, and some videos below…

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Jack White – “Suzy Lee” and “Seven Nation Army” (evening show)


Jack White – “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” (evening show)


Jack White – 5/24 Scottish Rite Theater setlists:

Matinee Show
Black Math
Missing Pieces
Trash Tongue Talker
Two Against One (Rome cover)
We’re Going to Be Friends
Weep Themselves to Sleep
Hypocritical Kiss
300 Pounds of Joy (Howlin’ Wolf cover)
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Blunderbuss
You Know That I Know (Hank Williams cover)
Hello Operator
Cut Like A Buffalo
Ball and Biscuit
•••••••••••••••••••••••••
Freedom At 21
Blue Blood Blues
The Hardest Button to Button
Take Me With You When You Go

Evening Show
Sixteen Saltines
Missing Pieces
Freedom At 21
Love Interruption
Hotel Yorba
You’re Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)
Weep Themselves to Sleep
Top Yourself
I Guess I Should Go to Sleep
I’m Slowly Turning Into You
Cannon
Steady, As She Goes
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My Doorbell
Hypocritical Kiss
On and On and On
Take Me With You When You Go
Carolina Drama
Suzy Lee
Seven Nation Army
Goodnight Irene

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