26 April, 2015 - RollingStone.com
Jack White will wrap up his five-state acoustic tour Sunday night with a performance at Fargo, North Dakota's Fargo Theatre, and the Lazaretto rocker revealed that the concert will stream live via Tidal. White was among the marquee artists to sign a declaration supporting Jay Z's high-quality audio streaming site. Additionally, Tidal subscribers in North Dakota were automatically entered into a contest to win tickets to the Fargo Theatre gig.
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Following the North Dakota performance and live stream – scheduled for 8:30 p.m. local time – White's Fargo gig will remain an on-demand feature on Tidal; after aligning with the streaming service, many artists promised to contribute exclusive content to Jay Z's artist-friendly Tidal. White has been at the frontlines in terms of supporting the service, even making phone calls to his Tidal-using fans to thank them for their patronage.
White's five-state acoustic tour, with tickets only $3 apiece, previously visited four other states that singer had never performed in as a solo artist or as a member of the White Stripes, the Dead Weather and the Raconteurs. Those stops include Anchorage, Alaska; Boise, Idaho; Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Rapid City, South Dakota. As the Rapid City Journal points out, all five cities were part of the White Stripes' 2007 fall tour, but those concerts were canceled after Meg White suffered from acute anxiety. Eight years later, White made amends to fans in those cities with these unique, intimate solo acoustic gigs.
According to Fargo's Inforum, although White didn't confirm the Fargo Theatre show until Sunday morning, fans in the North Dakota city hedged Saturday that the rocker would next visit their town, only they didn't know which venue. Roughly 150 fans guessed White would perform at the Fargo Civic Center – the site of the nixed White Stripes show in 2007 – and set up shop there. Nearly 650 fans correctly predicted White would instead perform at the Fargo Theatre and lined up for hours outside that venue. At stake: One of 800 wristbands allowing entrance into the show.
White opened up his acoustic trek with a performance at Anchorage's Wendy Williamson Auditorium, where he and his small backing band treated the crowd to a 13-song set that alternated between White's solo work ("Love Interruption," "Just One Drink") and White Stripes favorites ("We're Going to Be Friends," "The Same Boy You've Always Known"). The concert wrapped up with a sing-along of the folk classic "Goodnight, Irene."
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