We thought he would, and that he must. Jack White is officially coming to Brighton as part of a UK tour, at the Brighton Centre, 16th October.
In support of his latest album, Boarding House Reach, The White Stripes/Dead Weather/Ractonteurs frontman-turned-solo-star will be following up his trio of June shows at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith with gigs in Brighton, Birmingham, Hull, Liverpool and Edinburgh.
White has been making the news for banning mobile phones from all of his live shows – describing it as an, “Interesting art experiment” and saying that it would have been “Funny” had he surprised gig-goers with the rule and they had “Got mad and demanded their money back”.
“I really react to the crowd, just like a stand-up comedian would,” White said. “If I finish a song and go, ‘Ta-da!’, and it’s crickets, I’m like, ‘Well, I don’t know what to do now.’ Am I supposed to play a heavier song, a faster song? Do you want me to play acoustic? Do you want me to leave? I’ll leave!’”
For more details on how this no-phone policy actually works check out the Brighton Centre website: