The Raconteurs Return with “Help Us Stranger”

The Raconteurs: Help Us StrangerOver a decade after their last album, The Raconteurs have returned to release Help Us Stranger. The band consists of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler, and bassist Jack Lawrence, although it started as a collaboration between White and Benson.

“If I had my pick of everybody I knew, these are the three guys I wanted to start a band with,” White told Billboard. “We all came from nothing — everyone was just passionate.”

Lawrence plays bass and Moog Taurus pedals on the record. Hear his four-string work on the track “Bored and Razed”:

The Raconteurs will be on tour through the summer and into the fall in support of the album.

Help Us Stranger is available now on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Help Us Stranger Track List:

  1. Bored and Razed
  2. Help Me Stranger
  3. Only Child
  4. Don’t Bother Me
  5. Shine the Light on Me
  6. Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)
  7. Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)
  8. Sunday Driver
  9. Now That You’re Gone
  10. Live A Lie
  11. What’s Yours Is Mine
  12. Thoughts and Prayers

The Raconteurs Tour Dates:

Jul 12Detroit, MIMasonic Temple Theatre
Jul 14Milwaukee, WIEagles Ballroom
Jul 15Minneapolis, MNArmory
Jul 18Seattle, WAWaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field Events Center
Jul 19Vancouver, BCQueen Elizabeth Theatre
Jul 21Troutdale, OREdgefield
Jul 23Oakland, CAFox Theater
Jul 26Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre
Jul 27Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Bowl
Jul 28San Diego, CACal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Aug 10Lexington, KYRailbird Festival
Aug 11Knoxville, TNKnoxville Civic Auditorium
Aug 12Indianapolis, INEgyptian Room at Old National Centre
Aug 13Pittsburgh, PAStage AE
Aug 15Cleveland, OHAgora Theatre
Aug 16Watkins Glen, NYWoodstock 50
Aug 17Washington, DCThe Anthem
Aug 18Charlotte, NCThe Fillmore
Aug 20Columbia, SCTownship Auditorium
Aug 21Atlanta, GATabernacle
Aug 22Atlanta, GATabernacle
Aug 29Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
Aug 30Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
Sep 3Raleigh, NCRed Hat Amphitheater
Sep 6New York, NYHammerstein Ballroom
Sep 7Brooklyn, NYKings Theatre
Sep 9Boston, MAHouse of Blues
Sep 12Toronto, ONSony Centre
Sep 13Columbus, OHExpress Live!
Oct 12Oklahoma City, OKThe Criterion
Oct 13Tulsa, OKCain’s Ballroom
Oct 14Tulsa, OKCain’s Ballroom
Oct 17Kansas City, MOArvest Bank Theatre
Oct 18St. Louis, MOThe Pageant

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