Here’s an early Christmas present for you! The Saboteurs (aka The Raconteurs) will be reuniting at Bluesfest 2019 for the first time in years, a performance which will double as their first ever Australian show.
The band is made up of four friends from Detroit – Jack White, Brendon Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler – who started making music together all the way back in 2005.
The Saboteurs aka The Raconteurs will be reuniting for their first Australian Show at Bluesfest 2019, ahead of a long-awaited album release.
The Raconteurs, known in Australia as The Saboteurs – the storytellers or the sabotages depending on where you live – have just released their first singles in over a decade.
The music video for Now That You’re Gone is a ’60s-style take on a badass modern heroine shot in black and white, with Brendon Benson on lead vocals. Meanwhile Sunday Driver is a ’90s in-the-round, head-banging, punk style clip.
This release accompanies the reissue of the 2008 single Consolers of the Lonely on 7″ vinyl with Third Man Records Vault Package #38. This album earned a Grammy for Best Engineered Non-Classical Album.
The Saboteurs’ long-awaited LP will be coming out in 2019, and these two singles come from those studio sessions.
“We’re knee deep in the trenches of our first new album in a decade. We have a vast amount of genre – pushing songs that bridge the gap between Detroit and Nashville rock and roll. The album sounds like a World War Magazine recently,” White told Mojo this year.
2019 will be the 30th Anniversary of Bluesfest.
Bluesfest kicks off in 118 days, but who’s counting? Grab your tickets here.