PICS: Jack White at Viejas Arena

What an 'icky thump': Blues-rock (and all things vintage) revivalist Jack White thundered through Viejas Arena recently.

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It's been a few years since White's played San Diego and it's always a thrill to see him live and in person. He certainly didn't disappoint!
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On this tour, White had an incredible band supporting him: Carla Azar on drums, Dominic Davis on bass, and Neal Evans and Quincy McCrary on keys.
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Currently on the road in support of his latest No. 1 album, "Boarding House Reach," the multi-Grammy-winning (12!) artist tore through selections spanning his solo catalog and work with his other bands the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather.
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Speaking of the White Stripes, the celebrated (and now-defunct) blues-rock duo rocked the tiny Casbah back in the day on one of their first tours -- check out the videos on YouTube, they're amazing!
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As one of rock & roll's most visible and visionary figures, White's, of course, made plenty of headlines over the years. Lately, the famed analog junkie and technology-weary frontman started quite a conversation after announcing that he would not allow cell phones into venues during his current tours. (Neal Evans pictured)
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Concert-goers had three options: Leave your phone at home, lock it in the car, or seal it in a portable pouch at the venue door. (Carla Azar pictured)
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"The way (the audience reacts) tells me what to do next," White told Rolling Stone magazine last year. "And if they're not really there, I don't know what to do next."
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As such, very few, if any, photos or videos have emerged online during this tour. White's official photographer for the show, David James Swanson, shared his photos with SoundDiego after the show.
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In other recent news, the Nashville-by-way-of-Detroit rocker is a longtime avid baseball fan. He can often be found at games, and actually co-owns a baseball bat company called Warstic with Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler.
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His appreciation of the game has apparently appealed to MLB's highest office: Before a concert White was scheduled to perform in Cooperstown, Ohio, he played in a special sandlot game before the show. Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson was on hand and presented White with his very own HOF plaque, and submitted the rocker's game-used bat into the hall! (Dominic Davis pictured)
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On Aug. 21, White and Co. powered through the following setlist (according to setlist.fm): "Over and Over and Over," "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" (White Stripes), "Lazaretto," "Corporation," "Cannon" (White Stripes), "Respect Commander"...
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Followed by "Hotel Yorba" (White Stripes), "Love Interruption," "Battle Cry," "Trash Tongue Talker," "A Martyr for My Love for You" (White Stripes), "Get in the Mind Shaft," "I Cut Like a Buffalo" (Dead Weather), "Humoresque," "Hello Operator" (White Stripes), "Just One Drink," and "I'm Slowly Turning Into You" (White Stripes).
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They returned to the stage for a rousing encore and performed "Steady, As She Goes" (Raconteurs), "Sixteen Saltines," "Connected By Love," and the White Stripes' massive hit "Seven Nation Army." What a show! Please come back soon!
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