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Jack White to Perform at MSU, Mississippi Influences Run Deep

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Jack White will perform at Mississippi State’s Humphrey Coliseum January 27. The last and only time the famed guitarist played in Mississippi was with The White Stripes in 2007. The Southaven concert turned out to be the band’s last show ever.

To fans it may come as a surprise that White has made few appearances in the magnolia state since he has cited Mississippi blues artist Son House in several interviews as being one of his of his greatest influences. Even in White’s solo career he still continues to perform his own versions of House’s “Death Letter Blues” and “John the Revelator” which were featured on early Stripes albums, along with “Stop Breaking Down” which was originally composed by Mississippi blues legend Robert Johnson.

White is credited as being one of the key artists reviving garage rock in the 2000s and was ranked number 70 by Rolling Stone Magazine in their list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time.” He has won eight Grammys including one received in 2004 for “Seven Nation Army” which has become an international anthem for protests and sporting events. White’s first solo album Blunderbuss was nominated for three Grammys in 2012. He is currently touring with his second solo album Lazeretto.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale for students December 3, at 10 a.m. Students must purchase their tickets in–person at the Colvard Student Union Box Office and show their current MSU Student ID.

A limited number of tickets will be available to Vault Members of White’s Third Man Record store at 12 p.m. December 9. Tickets go on sale to the public at 12 p.m. December 12.

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