Jack White has announced that he is to play a one-off show at London’s Eventim Apollo on July 5.
The gig will take place the night after his headline slot at Poland’s Open’er Festival, and is White’s second UK date of the summer following last week’s announcement that he will be playing Glastonbury Festival in June.
‘Lazaretto’, the follow-up to White’s debut solo album ‘Blunderbuss’, which was released in 2012, will come out on June 9, released by his own label ‘Third Man Records’ and ‘XL Recordings.’
The multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work in The White Stripes, The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs also recently announced that he will release and record a record in one day in celebration of this year’s Record Store Day. He will play a live version of ‘Lazaretto’, the title track from his forthcoming album at 10am local time in the Third Man Records base in Nashville, recording it direct to acetate.
When the performance is finished, the masters will be taken to local record plant United Record Pressing, who will produce the 45rpm singles with the sleeves having photos of the live performance printed on them. When the process is finished, the records will be sold back at Third Man Records for as long as fans are willing to buy them.
Tickets for Jack White’s gig at London’s Eventim Apollo will go on sale here at 9am April 11.