Former White Stripes’ frontman Jack White always has so many projects going on, I can’t keep up. But when one of them involves actor Gary Oldman, I sit up straight and perk up my ears Scooby-Doo style.
White, who has worked with everyone from Wanda Jackson to my friends The Secret Sisters, will be performing a show for the “Unstaged” series on April 27th which will be streamed live through Vevo, and Oldman will be directing it all. The series, which has drawn several million streams for acts like My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire and Mary J. Blige, teams up musicians with directors for a unique performance.
“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to collaborate with the incomparable and talented Jack White,” Oldman says. “The plan is to immerse the ‘Unstaged’ livestream audience in both a highly stylized and energetic viewing experience.”
The concert--which will also be available to stream on YouTube and Vevo’s mobile apps for Android and iOS systems--will be filmed at New York’s Webster Hall and will be fueled with songs from White’s new solo album, Blunderbuss, which will be released on April 24th.
Oldman, who is well known for being able to inhabit his characters so well that he is almost unrecognizable in every film he’s in (Drexyl in “True Romance”, Commissioner Gordon in “The Dark Knight”, Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films...all the same guy. Brilliant), is also a lauded director. And White is no stranger to being on the other side of the lens, either; he directed this video for his band The Dead Weather.