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The Raconteurs announce two UK shows (2008)

The Raconteurs

Story by Jack Foley

THE Raconteurs have announced two UK shows next month, including a night at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

Jack White’s band will also perform in Liverpool to mark the release of their sophomore album Consolers Of The Lonely.

The concerts take place at Hammersmith Apollo on May 14, 2008, and at Liverpool’s Carling Academy on May 15.

Tickets go on sale for both shows this Friday, April 11, at 10am.

Consolers Of The Lonely has been available in all formats – physical and digital – since being rush-released on Tuesday, March 25 (2008).

It contains 14 new recordings that were mastered and completed in the first week of March, before the LP was taken immediately to a vinyl pressing plant, then to a CD pressing plant and so forth.

According to a statement from Jack White and Brendan Benson: “We wanted to get this record to fans, the press, radio, etc., all at the EXACT SAME TIME so that no one has an upper hand on anyone else regarding it’s availability, reception or perception.”