Published Sep 20, 2019Jack White's Third Man Records recently launched a live archive project on Nugs.net, and now this has yielded a particularly notable treasure: the White Stripes have released their last-ever show at a live album.
The show took place on July 31, 2007, at Snowden Grove Amphitheater, Southaven, MS. A couple months after the show, the garage duo cancelled the rest of their tour dates due to drummer Meg White's acute anxiety. They played one song on Late Night with Conan O'Brien a two years later; a couple years after that, the White Stripes broke up officially.
The show is 24 songs long and ends with a cover of the traditional blues song "Boll Weevil." Interestingly, the hits "Seven Nation Army" and "Fell in Love with a Girl" aren't on the setlist.
The White Stripes' archivist Ben Blackwell stared a lengthy statement about the concert. He explained that, just prior to the show, he had this interaction with Meg White:
Apropos of nothing, cups in hand, not even in a conversation at that point, Meg said to me, "I think this is the last White Stripes show." Confused, I responded "Well, yeah, last show of this leg of the tour." She replied "No…I think this is the last White Stripes show ever" and slowly walked away.
Read the full statement here. Check out Live in Mississippi's tracklist below. It's available to purchase here; different formats cost different amounts, but MP3 costs $9.99 USD.
Live in Mississippi:
1. Stop Breaking Down
2. Let's Build a Home
3. When I Hear My Name
4. Icky Thump
5. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
6. As Ugly as I Seem
7. The Same Boy You've Always Known
8. Wasting My Time
9. Phonograph Blues
11. John the Revelator
12. Death Letter
14. Apple Blossom
15. You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)
16. In the Cold, Cold Night
17. I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart
18. Hotel Yorba
19. A Martyr for My Love for You
20. Ball and Biscuit
21. Blue Orchid
22. I'm Slowly Turning into You
23. Boll Weevil