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Jack White plays first surprise acoustic set in Alaska

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Jack White, Music | Age 36 Hometown Detroit Why we love him After nearly 15 years fronting the most dependably dynamic duo in rock, White retired the White Stripes…
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Monday night saw the first in Jack White’s surprise, $3 (!) acoustic concerts and Anchorage, Alaska played host. The 11-time Grammy winning rocker announced the set on his website yesterday morning, letting fans know that the $3 (!!) tickets would go on sale at 12 p.m. and the venue would be the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Wendy Williamson Auditorium. 

According to Alaska Dispatch News, by 10:30 a.m there was a line of about 200 people and by the time the ticketing office opened the line stretched more than 1,000. (The venue seats 910 people.) ADN also speculates that Wyoming, Idaho, and the Dakotas will be the other states on this run—which actually shouldn’t be hard to figure out. White announced the string of performances last week between Coachella weekends saying that before he takes a long break from performing live he’ll hit five states he’s never played before. 

He’s joined by Fats Kaplin, Lillie Mae Rische, and Dominic Davis—making these the first totally acoustic concerts White’s billed. While he’s notorious for requesting that people put their cell phones away during his shows (a strong “Put your f—ing cell phones down for five minutes” from Coachella Weekend One is still ringing), but a few videos of the set have found their way onto Instagram anyway, to the shock and awe of no one.