Jack White is going to play five surprise acoustic shows for $3 a ticket

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photo: Jo McCaughey

Love him or hate him, Jack White is pretty dang creative. The electrified bluesman has announced that after his upcoming Coachella performance this weekend, he will embark on a brief U.S. tour—five whole dates, to be exact, with each date happening in one of the five states in which White has yet to perform in his career. The shows will be 100 percent acoustic, and White’s band will include Fats Kaplin, Lillie Mae Rische and Dominic Davis. According to a statement, “These shows will be the very first totally acoustic full concerts Jack White has ever done.”

Cool idea, right? The problem is, as of right now, no one knows when or where the shows will be. A press release explains, “Each special acoustic performance will be announced day of show at 8am local time. Tickets for these engagements are priced at $3 per ticket and will be limited to one ticket per person. All tickets will be sold at the venue door starting at 12pm on the day of the show – first come, first served and cash only.”

I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess that two of the shows will be Hawaii and Alaska. As for the other three shows, they’re probably in pretty remote states that most tours don’t go to—so maybe Montana, Wyoming and one of the Dakotas? We’ll all have to wait and see.

UPDATE: After consulting with data over at Setlist.fm, it appears neither Jack White nor the White Stripes nor the Dead Weather nor the Raconteurs have ever played Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming. That is considerably more than five states. We’ll keep investigating…