Raconteurs Confirm Title And Release Date Of First Album In 11 Years
The Raconteurs have announced their third album, titled Help Us Stranger, will be released on June 21st. Singer/guitarist Jack White will issue the disc through his own label, Third Man Records. The LP is the first from the group in more than a decade and follows 2008's Consolers Of The Lonely.
The 12-song disc was written by White and guitarist/singer Brendon Benson, with the exception of a cover of Donovan's "Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)." Last December, the Raconteurs released two new tunes, "Sunday Driver" and "Now That You're Gone," both of which appear on the new album.
The band, which also features bassist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler, will play their first show in eight years on April 6th, headlining an event celebrating the 10th anniversary of Third Man Records opening its offices in Nashville. They are also scheduled to perform at a number of festivals, including Railbird Festival on August 10th in Lexington, Kentucky and Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen, New York on August 16th.
The Raconteurs went on hiatus in 2010 after issuing two albums, while White began to focus on the Dead Weather as well as his solo career. White's most recent solo effort was last year's Boarding House Reach.