White Stripes Play Surprise Elderly Gig

THE WHITE STRIPES surprised elderly British ex-servicemen this afternoon (12Jun07) by performing a special gig at a London hospital. The gig, which was the band's first in the U.K. for two years, saw the brother and sister team treat the pensioners to an acoustic set of six songs in a grand oak-panelled room in the Royal Chelsea Hospital. Jack White introduced the gig by telling the audience, "I'm Jack White and this is my big sister Meg. "We're from the United States, thanks for letting us into your home, we really appreciate it. We won't take up too much of your time, I heard it's your cocktail hour. Besides letting us into your home my sister and I also want to thank you for your service to your country and to the world, especially the United States." He also took the opportunity to introduce his new guitar to the veterans, telling them, "This is my new guitar called Rita I named her after Rita Hayward, there's a picture of her on the back. I remember her so you all must." The band - who donned traditional East London Pearly King and Queen outfits for the cover of new album Icky Thump - are playing a charity gig in London tonight (12Jun07), with proceeds going to the Chelsea Pensioners Appeal and the London Pearly Kings And Queens Society.


Contactmusic

Tags: White Stripes


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

White Stripes Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on White Stripes

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All