The director behind The White Stripes‘ new tour documentary ‘Under Great White Northern Lights‘ has predicted the duo will return sooner rather than later.
Speaking to BBC 6Music, Emmet Malloy said Jack and Meg White were ‘emotionally and physically exhausted’ following the completion of their last tour, but could now be ready to begin a follow up to 2007′s ‘Icky Thump‘. “Jack’s done a few interviews that I’ve read and it always sounds like they are going to get back together and do something,” he said. “After this tour, we all needed a break but I just can’t imagine that band not doing more records and doing more shows. They just probably needed a break like everybody does. I foresee them doing some shows together sooner than later.”
The fragile state of the band described by Malloy is apparent in his documentary, when Meg is seen in tears following a gig in Nova Scotia to celebrate their 10th anniversary. “They had just played a two-and-a-half hour set to a small audience,” Malloy commented. “That was a very emotional evening – it was very celebratory. It was an amazing set where they played so much of their catalogue. That was all the highs and lows of everything they’ve been through in their relationship as a band. The White Stripes have had some amazing moments together as a band and I think that was a moment to reflect on those 10 years.”
‘Under Great White Northern Lights’ is currently being shown in selected cinemas around the world, the accompanying CD/DVD set is out now.Just Published:
- Placebo announce new album, European tour
- Queen's Brian May brands The Voice 'absolutely the most depressing programme on TV'
- Video: The National perform live on Late Show...with David Letterman
- The Psychedelic Furs announce summer North American tour
- Video: Beck gives live debut to 'Song Reader' tracks