The Dead Weather, Jack White’s new project, played the Tabernacle Friday night, October 2, with Imaad Wasif opening.
(From Wiki): The Dead Weather is an American alternative rock supergroup formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009. Comprised of Alison Mosshart (of The Kills and Discount), Jack White (of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes). The Dead Weather debuted at the opening of Third Man Records’ Nashville headquarters on March 11, 2009. The band performed live for the first time at the event, immediately before releasing their debut single “Hang You from the Heavens”.
In January 2009, Mosshart, Fertita, Lawrence, and White got together for an impromptu jam at White’s Third Man studio. The session was followed by two-and-a-half weeks of song writing and recording, during which the Dead Weather formed. Said White: “Things just started to happen. We didn’t have a direction. We just went a song a day, two songs a day, whatever we could do and recorded them on the fly… There was no time to think about what it was. It just was.”
Horehound is The Dead Weather’s debut album. It was released on July 14th 2009 in North America, and July 13th in Europe. It entered the U.S. Billboard 200 Album Charts at #6 and the UK Album Charts at #14. Three tracks from Horehound (”No Hassle Night”, “Hang You From the Heavens”, and “Treat Me Like Your Mother”) were made available as downloadable content for the Rock Band video game series on the same day as the North American release.
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