Jack White recently dropped some hints about a possible reunion of the Detroit rock duo The White Stripes. White took to his Instagram account and posted a picture with ex-wife Meg White.
Jack White teases a possible reunion
Meg White had turned to the White Stripes’ archivist and dropped a bombshell moments before taking the stage on July 31, 2007 for a performance at Snowden Grove Park Amphitheater in Southaven, Miss.: “I think this is the last White Stripes show.”
The White Stripes made a breakthrough as one of the era’s biggest rock acts in the decade prior to that night. Jack White’s formidable guitar and vocals coupled with an uninhibited imagination to help the duo spearhead a garage-rock revival. Their first two albums, 1999’s self-titled release and 2000’s De Stijl, were underground sensations. White Blood Cells became their mainstream breakthrough in 2001, thanks largely to the hit song “Fell in Love With a Girl.” The hits would keep on coming, with the White Stripes were soon hailed among rock’s elite.
The White Stripes were still riding high that night in Mississippi. Their sixth studio album, Icky Thump, had come out six weeks earlier, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard chart – a career high for the band.
Jack White’s current “Supply Chain Issues Tour” that began on April 8 in Detroit, Michigan also includes bassist Dominic John Davis and keyboardist Quincy McCrary. The tour in support of his fourth and fifth studio albums, respectively, Fear of the Dawn and Entering Heaven Alive will conclude on August 29in Kansas City, Missouri.