Jack White to play Fenway Park

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It’s been awhile but Jack White is finally coming back to Boston. The guitar virtuoso and acclaimed rocker will perform a special show at the historic ballpark on Wednesday, September 17. The concert will take place in a “Bleacher Theater” format with the stage set up atop the right field bullpen and seating available in the bleachers and certain grandstand sections for a limited capacity of 7,500. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday, June 20 at 10 a.m. through RedSox.com. Ticket prices have not yet been revealed. **Update: All tickets will be priced at $64.50.**

White is touring in support of his brand new album Lazaretto. Released earlier this week, White’s second solo studio effort follows 2012’s Blunderbuss. The title track and lead single is streaming below. On the new album, which he began recording at his home studio in 2012 during tour gaps, White is said to have experimented more with his guitar playing.

“I really love the guitar sounds and the solos that happened on this record,” he said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. “I didn’t spent that much time on that on Blunderbuss. I was looking at songwriting in a different way. With this record, I got to new places. I never played in drop-D tuning before, for one thing, and the solos were recorded live, in the room, at the time, the first thought out of my head. That’s different from mapping it out — ‘This is the solo, then blah-blah-blah is here.’ The guitar was in control of the song.”

The “Bleacher Theater” format  at Fenway Park was previously used for two soldout performances by the Dropkick Murphys and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones in 2011.

Along with the Fenway concert, White will also now headline the sold out Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island on Saturday, July 26.

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