Jack White sprains ankle, refuses to postpone tour


    Jack White’s epic live shows have landed accolades across the board, including the top spot in our ranking of the summer’s best festival headliners. But it doesn’t come without a cost: White severely sprained his ankle while performing in San Francisco on Friday night.

    According to a posting on Third Man Records’ Instagram, White’s team advised him to postpone the remainder of his tour behind Lazaretto, but he refused. Instead, he returned to the stage on Saturday night for a second show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

    White proceeded to play a 20-plus song setlist, which included his first-ever performance of The White Stripes’ “I Smell A Rat” as a solo artist, covers of Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” and The Police’s “Message in a Bottle”, and the Rome track “The Rose with the Broken Neck”.


    White’s website has shared David James Swanson’s photos from last night, and he certainly looks like his usual self, though in the second photo you can see noticeably see him favoring his right ankle.



    Here’s the remainder of White’s upcoming tour schedule:

    Jack White 2014 Tour Dates:
    08/25 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
    08/26 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
    08/27 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
    08/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Deer Lake Park
    08/30 – Calgary, AB @ X-Fest
    08/31 – Edmonton, AB @ Sonic Boom
    09/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Farm Aid
    09/14 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
    09/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland State Wolstein Center
    09/17 – Boston, MA @ The Bleacher Theater at Fenway Park
    09/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown
    09/20 – Jacksonville, FL @ Moran Theater
    09/21 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
    09/22 – Miami, FL @ The FIllmore
    09/24 – Columbia, SC @ The Township Auditorium
    10/11-12 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital Festival
    11/16 – Brussels, BE @ Forrest National
    11/17 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Arena
    11/18 – Glasgow, UK @ Hydro Arena
    11/19 – London, UK @ O2 Arena

    & = w/ Benjamin Booker
    ^ = w/ The Kills