Your Reviews of The White Stripes at Irving Plaza (The Fillmore), June 19, 2007

I wasn’t as daring as some with bringing a camera, so my cellphone photo isn’t as nice as these, but hey–I didn’t want to give anyone a reason for me not to see the show.

white stripes at fillmore

SETLIST (as I kinda remember it–please correct! I think he did Rag and Bone guitar part somewhere–just can’t remember where):

When I Hear My Name/ Dead Leaves/ Icky Thump/ [Guitar interlude]/ Cannon/ John the Revelator/ My Doorbell/ I’m Slowly Turning Into You/ Jolene (cut short)/ Hotel Yorba/ I Think I Smell a Rat/ Effect and Cause/ Apple Blossom/ Same Boy You’ve Always Known/ Catch Hell Blues/ St. James Infirmary Blues/ Cold, Cold Night/ I Want to be the Boy to Warm Your Mother’s Heart/ You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket/ [Guitar solo]/ Astro/ Union Forever (with some lyrics to Little Cream Soda thrown in)/ [Crazy speech about drinking coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, at the bottom of the Empire State Building, Ellis Island, Chrysler Building, Battery Park, staying in Brooklyn, getting a cab back into the city, etc.]/ Blackjack Davy/ Black Math

ENCORE: Blue Orchid/ [Story about camping when he was 12 with a boy who killed a squirrel with his bare hands and brought it into the tent, with a sister who took swimming classes, but who wasn’t allowed to take a course on using farm equipment, which didn’t make much sense since he was also from southwest Detroit, etc]/ A Martyr for My Love for You/ I Don’t Know What to Do with Myself/ Ball and a Biscuit/ Bo Weevil

All in all a great show. Man, I haven’t seen the Stripes in so long, it’s so fantastic to see them back in action. Meg and Jack were ON tonight–solid, electric, the crowd was juiced throughout the nearly 2 HOUR-LONG SET.

The Will Call went rather smoothly, but DON’T TOUCH THE JOHN STAMOS!

The posters were by Rob Jones of course–large and lovely with a double twin lens depicted as the main graphic. The commemorative t-shirts with “NEW YORK, NEW YORK” and the date printed on them went for the low low price of $5!!

Would have liked to have heard “You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)”, which is one of my favorites off the album…well there’s always MSG.

Celebs spotted: Director Michel Gondry, Jessica Stam, Andy Samberg, Helena Christensen, and Matthew Fox (from “Lost”)

Oh, and they were on Conan last night. Played “Icky” and “Effect and Cause”. Brilliant brilliant! Especially sitting on the steps w/ the audience for the second song!

Author: laura

I run The Modern Age.org

34 thoughts on “Your Reviews of The White Stripes at Irving Plaza (The Fillmore), June 19, 2007”

  1. Amazing. I hope that everyone enjoyed it as much as i did. Close to two hours of pure rock n roll joy. Now that is what music SOUNDS like!

  2. NOW? As in “Now That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 139”?

    You forgot “Misirlou”(Pulp Fiction theme) as Jack went on his many holidays in between “I Think I Smell a Rat”.

  3. OMG that show was soo long. im such an old lady! good show though!
    youd think if a venues gonna renovate, theyd add some fans or vents or something. got way hot in there!

  4. Matthew fuckin’ Fox??!! Dr. Jack Shephard??!! Are you kidding??!!

    Ok. The little girl in me just went into hysteria.

    Unfortunately, they didn’t play Let’s Build A Home.

    Jim Jarmusch was there also. He was outside at the front getting pictures takened.

  5. the clip of icky live really shows how weak the band is. that song does not hold up live. well produced soundtrack to a neat video, ace, a live band trying to recreate – a mess. Jack’s got talent, yes, but icky is over-stretching

  6. I just googled Jessica Stam to see who she was. Ha.
    I totally saw her in the bathroom with another modelrific girl.

  7. It’s probably for the best I didn’t see Matthew Fox. I may have tackled him. I spotted Macaulay Culkin (no tackles there) and Andy Samberg who was rockin out next to me the whole time.

  8. i think there were songs off of the new album that would fare better live than some of the ones they played last night…

  9. Anybody have any XL shirts from last night? They were all gone in a flash. Will pay a premium. Thanks.

  10. Loved the stand up front with the two microphones, one that went to the speakers on the left, the other to the ones on the right. Noticed it during Effect and Cause

  11. The Guitar onslaught in I Think I Smell a Rat with a little bit of Misirlou (Pulp Fiction) was fantastic and easily my biggest highlight of the night.. Jack kept doing these great faces/shoulder shrugs basically saying “this is so easy for me, yet I am getting you all off”

  12. Macaulay Culkin, The Raveonettes, The Kills, Jim Jarmush, Elena Chistensen, Michael Sheen (also know as The guy who plaied Tony Blair on The Queen), Ryan Gentles, Josh Harnett, Angella Lindval, Drea de Matteo, Brendan Benson, Rufus Wainwright

  13. Macaulay Culkin, The Raveonettes, The Kills, Jim Jarmush, Elena Chistensen, Michael Sheen (also know as The guy who played Tony Blair on The Queen), Ryan Gentles, Josh Harnett, Angella Lindval, Drea de Matteo, Brendan Benson, Rufus Wainwright

  14. Hey,
    I have this crazy underground White Stripes album that someone gave me a few years ago… I want to post the songs on here, b/c they’re bad ass- how do I do it? Sorry, I’m not the most computer savvy person on the planet 🙂

    1 track is from the Hot Pinball Rock Vol.1 album and another track is from the Sympathetic Sounds of Detroit album… other than that, they’re all a mystery to me

    Thanks

  15. i think that show was the weakest i’ve ever seen them live. not to say it wasn’t good, or even great at times. maybe it’s just that i’m older now or whatever. his guitar also seemed to have a knack for knowing just the WRONG time to go out…like during Dead Leaves when he had to switch over to piano. it’s still kinda good to see him struggling with stuff onstage, come to think of it.

    RUFus was there?!?! aw mannn.

  16. didn’t go; had enough of secret shows this month! i can’t wait for my icky thump meg+jack usb drives (no, not listening to the leak!)

  17. I think I ran into Jessica Stam, too. Not even kidding. She was on about being put on the guestlist…and I barely paid attention, even though she looked familiar. Wow.

  18. the set was fucking unreal. It was one of the best shows i’ve ever seen.l i’ve actually got to admit even though I’m green with envy but Jack’s wife can fucking sing and the citizens band were great too. wow i never thought I’d say that!

  19. I went to the show!!! F*ckin AWSOME. The best I have ever seen them….bought a tee too!!Totally psyched till the next morn when I realized I lost it in the cab ride home:( talk about casting shadows over a parade…. my heart broken, my mind titilated…. Thanks Jack and Meg… and dude I love your site!!!!

  20. Is it me or has Meg’s voice totally changed? I thought it was just the microphone she used during Cold, Cold Night at first, but I’ve been watching interviews and other video clips and her pitch sounds higher and clearer. She used to sound a bit off-key and nasally. Or maybe I’m just taking crazy pills.

  21. i’ve never heard meg sing so well. if it was my guess she took some lessons, not that there’s anything wrong with that. it was a rather sexy version of the song. sexier than usual at least. jack’s wife karen has a great voice as well.

  22. i’ve never heard meg sing so well. if it was my guess she took some lessons, not that there’s anything wrong with that. it was a rather sexy version of the song. sexier than usual at least. jack’s wife karen has a great voice as well.

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