Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Live Review: Jack White - 4/21/22 @ Barclay's Center Brooklyn, NY

Jack White
Live 4/21/2022
Barclay's Center, Brooklyn NY

Jack White brought his Supply Chain Issues Tour to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night as the blue haired, bluesman fired off distorted riffs and strutted around the stage with fierce confidence.

However, before White took the stage, a reunited Be Your Own Pet opened the show with their clanging punk rock as the band has returned after a 14 year hiatus to play a few shows on this tour. Front woman Jemina Pearl propelled herself around the stage as Jonas Stein blasted out guitar lines like a young Pete Townshend on the raucous “The Kelly Affair”. Nathan Vasquez on bass and John Eatherly on drums laid down the rhythm for upbeat numbers ending their opening slot with the angular “Bunk Trunk Skunk” and raging “Bicycle Bicycle, You Are My Bicycle”.

White and band (Daru Jones – drums, Dominic Davis – bass, Quincy McCrary – keys) started their set behind a curtain, playing like a velvet blue Wizard of Oz, as they cranked out new rippers “Taking Me Back” and the wah-wah drenched “Fear of the Dawn”. The curtain slowly rose to reveal the band in front of a super high-tech lighting/video screen set up that dazzled throughout the night. The headbanging rock of White Stripes classics “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” and “I Think I Smell A Rat” had the crowd bobbing up and down; while the Barclays Center was far from sold out, the fans in attendance were loud in support of the artists on stage.

An early set highlight was “You Don’t Understand Me” as White moved his talents to the piano weaving around the tune and singing with passion as Davis and McCrary provided background vocals. The newly married White went deep on the subject love as he covered U2’s “Love is Blindness” with power and sang “Love Interruption” with yearning before a brilliantly delivered, acoustic led, “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known”.

The electro funk got amplified for “Lazaretto” while White’s loud blues pumped throughout the “Cannon” > “Give Me Back My Wig” > “Catch Hell Blues” > “Cannon” segue, shining brightest with ferocious slide playing during “Catch Hell Blues”. The set ended with a thundering “I’m Slowly Turning Into You” as Jones punched the drums, leaving the stage in darkness before returning for a five song encore which hit the peak with a crowd aided “Steady As She Goes” and one of the best arena rock songs of all time “Seven Nation Army”.

White is one of the few guitar slinging rock stars on the scene today and this tour is solidifying his standing as the quartet blazed through new and old efforts with feral sense of vitality.

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