23 Oct 2010

The White Stripes in New Zealand

White Stripes live in NZ 2000

White Stripes live in NZ 2000 Photo: Video Still from John Baker

The White Stripes NZ Tour poster 2000

The White Stripes NZ Tour poster 2000 Photo: supplied

2010 marked the 10th anniversary of the rock sensations first tour to the Pacific - in fact it was just about the first time The White Stripes played outside of their hometown of Detroit - and well before making it big in the United Kingdom.

It was a significant event for New Zealand music too, leading to several local acts and agents being introduced to the international stage.

Nick Bollinger talks to Jack White, members of The Datsuns and other musicians, promoters and punters influenced by six small gigs held across New Zealand in October 2000.

The White Stripes in New Zealand 2000.

The White Stripes in New Zealand 2000. Photo: Video stills courtesy of John Baker.

Produced by Nick Bollinger, featuring Jack White, promoter/tour manager John Baker, Troy Ferguson, Amber Easby, and Dolf De Borst of The Datsuns. Radio New Zealand thanks Third Man Records, TV3 and Bfm for their help in the production of this feature.

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  • Music Details - The White Stripes in New Zealand

    Artist: The White Stripes
    Song: Your Southern Can is Mine
    Composer: Blind Willie McTell
    Album: live recording
    Label: n/a

    Artist: The White Stripes
    Song: Hello Operator
    Composer: Jack White
    Album: De Stijl
    Label: Sympathy for the record industry

    Artist: The White Stripes
    Song: The Big Three Killed my Baby
    Composer: Jack White
    Album: The White Stripes
    Label: Sympathy for the record industry

    Artist: The White Stripes
    Song: You're Pretty Good Looking for a Girl
    Composer: Jack White
    Album: De Stijl
    Label: Sympathy for the record industry

    Artist: The White Stripes
    Song: Stop Breaking Down
    Composer: Robert Johnson
    Album: live recording
    Label: n/a

    Artist: The White Stripes
    Song: Jolene
    Composer: Dolly Parton
    Album: live recording
    Label: n/a

    Artist: The White Stripes
    Song: Apple Blossom
    Composer: Jack White
    Album: live
    Label: n/a

    Artist: The White Stripes
    Song: Truth Doesn't Make a Noise
    Composer: Jack White
    Album: live
    Label: n/a

    Artist: The White Stripes
    Song: Dead Leaves on the Dirty Ground
    Composer: Jack White
    Album: live
    Label: n/a

    Artist: The White Stripes
    Song: Fell in Love with a Girl
    Composer: Jack White
    Album: White Blood Cells
    Label: XL Recordings

    Artist: The White Stripes
    Song: Seven Nation Army
    Composer: Jack White
    Album: Elephant
    Label: XL Recordings