Updated 7/15/19: The Raconteurs have added a handful of new stops to their ongoing tour in support of their chart-topping third album, Help Us Stranger!
Added dates include stops in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, New Orleans, Birmingham, and Saint Augustine, featuring support from special guests The Hunt Sales Memorial!
Check out a full list of stops (with new dates in bold) below!
Original Article: The Raconteurs announced the latest string of dates on their upcoming world tour, revealing plans to hit the road stateside for the first time in nearly a decade!
The North American leg kicks off July 12 in Detroit, Michigan, and will see the band travel coast-to-coast, hitting cities including Troutdale, Tulsa, New York City, and Nashville. A final performance in St. Louis, Missouri will wrap up the 34-date trek on October 18.
The guys will be making a couple of previously announced festival appearances along the way as well, including the Railbird Festival in Kentucky August 10 and Woodstock 50 in New York on August 16.
News of the tour comes one day after the quartet played their first show in eight years at Third Man Record’s 10-year anniversary celebration April 7, where they debuted tracks off their upcoming third album, Help Us Stranger.
The upcoming run of shows will be in support of the new album, which marks their first release since 2008’s Consolers of the Lonely.
Help Us Stranger is due for release June 21.
Where are The Raconteurs playing near me?
Jul. 18 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
Jul. 21 – Troutdale, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
Jul. 23 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Jul. 24 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Jul. 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
Jul. 27 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Jul. 28 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Aug. 10 – Keeneland, KY @ Railbird Festival
Aug. 11 – Knoxville, TN @Civic Auditorium
Aug. 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Aug. 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Aug. 15 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Aug. 17 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Aug. 18 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Aug. 20 – Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
Aug. 21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Aug. 22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Aug. 23 – Florence, AL @ Billy Reid Shindig
Aug. 29 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Aug. 30 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Aug. 31 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Sept. 3 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
Sept. 5 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Sept. 6 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Sept. 7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
Sept. 9 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Sept. 10 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Sept. 12 – Toronto, ON @Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Sept. 13 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
Sept. 14 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Sept. 15 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Oct. 4 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
Oct. 5 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
Oct. 6 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
Oct. 7 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
Oct. 9 – Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom
Oct. 11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
Oct. 12 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
Oct. 13 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Oct. 14 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Oct. 16 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Oct. 17 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Oct. 18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Oct. 19 – Memphis, TN @ MEMPHO Music Festival
Oct. 20 – Memphis, TN @ MEMPHO Music Festival
Nov. 7 – New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore
Nov. 8 – Birmingham, AL @ Alabama Theatre
Nov. 9 – St. Augustine, FL @ The AMP St. Augustine
Nov. 10 – Miami Beach, FL @ Miami Beach Pop Festival
Who Are The Raconteurs?
Self-described as “a new band made up of old friends,” The Raconteurs formed in 2005, featuring musicians Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler. White and Benson had been collaborating on the track “Steady, As She Goes” when an idea to start the band was born, with the two later recruiting friends and previous bandmates Lawrence and Keeler to round out the lineup. “Steady, As She Goes” would become their debut single in 2006, earning the quartet a Grammy nod in 2007 and hitting the charts in both the US and the UK. Their debut album Broken Boy Soldiers arrived in the summer of 2006, achieving a gold certification and charting within the Top 10 in the US and UK, followed by their Grammy-winning sophomore effort, Consolers of the Lonely, in 2008. The Raconteurs entered a recording hiatus following the release of their second album, with all four members focused on other projects for several years. The group announced plans for a world tour and the release of their third album Help Us Stranger in April 2019.