Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ve likely heard about Coachella happening these last 2 weekends.
One of the headliners included Jack White, who, once again, proved himself as a very influential person in the music world.
Throughout his year-long tour for Lazaretto, White has been preaching on stage about music today and what it means to all of us. He’s been known to criticize Rolling Stone magazine, saying music doesn’t matter in that publication. It’s between White and his audience for music to happen.
Often, near the beginning of his sets, he would call out to the audience and say “Are you with me or against me?”, to which the audience would agree with a loud uproar.
The most memorable banter by far, though, is the call to arms he delivered following the end of his final electric show of the tour.
Of course, the most famous song of all of Jack White’s work is his song “Seven Nation Army” from his days in the White Stripes. This song is usually performed after the encore. And, this being his final show of the tour, it served as the grand finale.
In the middle of his epic extended performance of “Seven Nation Army,” White begins speaking to the audience, saying “The White Stripes’ legendary anthem was extended into a nine-minute jam session, which saw White rally the Coachella faithful with a call to arms. “I want you to do me a favor. Do everything you can, tell everyone you know, and the children that you have one day, that music is sacred!”
White continued by explaining that with so much access we have to music today, we must teach others of the importance of music and of the musicians who create it.
What an incredible way to end a wild ride of a tour. Thank you, Jack White.
Check out the video of the full performance below and let me know what you think!