The Raconteurs Play Their First Concert In Eight Years

The Raconteurs made their live comeback at Third Man Records’ 10th anniversary concert in Nashville on Saturday (April 6th), marking the quartet’s first full concert performance in eight years.

After being introduced by singer/guitarist Jack White’s mother, the band ripped through a 15-song set that leaned heavily on material from their upcoming third LP, Help Us Stranger. They debuted seven new songs, while also dusting off past favorites like "Consoler of the Lonely," "Level," "Salute Your Solution" and "Steady, As She Goes."

The band, which also includes guitarist/singer Brendan Benson, bassist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler, have been largely on hiatus since 2010, playing a handful of shows in 2011 and making one four-song appearance at a 2015 concert in Nashville.

Lawrence explained what makes the group so special: "I think the talent of the group that is together is just -- it's hard to beat, you know. Two great songwriters coming together and a lot of bands, you know, don't have that. Jack and Brendan, you know, that's a pretty special thing to be able to work with."

Help Us Stranger will be released on June 21st. The LP is the first from the group in more than a decade and follows 2008's Consolers Of The Lonely. The band is 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.