Photo courtesy of Third Man Records
Fans of the late great White Stripes will finally have a little something to cheer about as former frontman Jack White has announced the upcoming release of a brand new DVD. According to UK music site NME, “Under New Zealand Lights” will be released via White’s record label Third Man Records and is slated to feature performances from both 2000 and 2003.
The three time Best Alternative Album Grammy winners parted ways in February of 2011 after it became apparent that drummer Meg White no longer felt she could go on.
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Jack White spoke somberly about the band’s demise. “I’d make a White Stripes record right now,” he said. “I’d be in the White Stripes for the rest of my life. That band is the most challenging, important, fulfilling thing ever to happen to me. I wish it was still here. It’s something I really, really miss. Some people can live their whole lives in limbo, I’d rather cut the lifeline so we can move on with our lives. There came a point where I said, ‘If we’re not doing this, we need to put an end to it right now.’ And that’s what she wanted to do.”
Although the White Stripes are no more, White continues to play with his two other groups, The Dead Weather and the Raconteurs, as well as touring later this year as a solo artist and is set to release his solo debut, Blunderbuss, next month.