Jack White on The Tonight Show

Back when Conan O’Brien was hosing Late Night, Jack White showed up as often as he possibly could; the White Stripes, as it happens, were Conan’s final Late Night musical guests. And now, it’s starting to look like White is forging a similar bond with Jimmy Fallon, Conan’s successor on both Late Night and The Tonight Show. Less than a month ago, White was on The Tonight Show to accompany Neil Young. And last night, as White’s new album Lazaretto was going on sale, he appeared again on the show, this time by himself. On the show’s stage, he blasted through two album songs — a down-home take on “Just One Drink” and, as an online bonus, a feverish and frantic run through the title track. He also sat for an interview with Fallon, sending Fallon into fits of dork-ecstasy by describing all the doodads on the album’s elaborate vinyl edition. Watch both performances and the interview below.

Lazaretto is out now on Third Man/Columbia.

Comments (5)
  1. Jimmy Fallons fingers holding the record are making me cringe.

  2. Actually, the title track was performed for TV; “Just One Drink” was the bonus performance. Also, anybody know who is in Jack White’s band on these performances, especially his violinist? I had my eyes on her more than Jack. :)

    • Well, thanks to a Rolling Stone write-up of last night’s pretty darn good performances by Jack and company, I can answer my own question (sort of): that violinist is Lillie Mae Rische, former lead singer of some country group of siblings known as Jypsi.

      Lookin’ forward to the tour now.

  3. Always waiting for what White will do next and with whom . . .

  4. One of my favorite things about Jack was always his wailing guitar solos (i.e. Ball & Buscuit), but lately (solo albums), he seems set on playing the highest, pluckiest notes possible. Come on Jack, let those strings sing!

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