Jack White and the Raconteurs to Release First Live DVD


Story by Anne Erickson

In absence of a new studio album, alternative band chooses to release live DVD

Not only is Jack White readying his debut, solo full-length for release this April, but the former White Stripes frontman has just announced his alternative rock band the Raconteurs are set to release their very first live DVD/Blue-Ray!

The Raconteurs’ upcoming DVD is titled “Live at Montreux 2008,” and the tape was filmed at the band’s Montreux Jazz Festival performance that year, when they were making the rounds in support of their second LP, “Consolers of the Lonely.” The DVD will come arrive on June 18 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. Songs included in the set include “Consoler of the Lonely,” “Hold Up,” “You Don’t Understand Me,” “Top Yourself,” “Old Enough,” “Keep It Clean,” “Intimate Secretary” and “Steady, As She Goes,” to name some.

The Raconteurs play just a few shows last year, which spawned the rumor that the guys would be getting back together and putting out a new album. Speaking exclusively with Audio Ink Radio, Raconteurs drummed Patrick Keeler said the band had no immediate plans to tape a new album. “No. No plans. That’s one thing about the band— since we’ve started, we’ve never had a plan,” he said. “We didn’t have a plan to start a band or make a record, we just kind of did it, and that’s probably the unsaid motto of the band.” Still, Keeler says he had a blast getting back together with the Raconteurs last year and jamming together for the first time in three years. “It’s been great,” he said. “We’ve been practicing and getting together and playing all of the songs again, and we’re happy to be doing it.”


Anne Erickson
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