Jack White has been making a flurry of promotional appearances in continued support of his chart-topping studio album Boarding House Reach, which dropped March 23 via Third Man Records. The 12- time Grammy winner made a return TV guest appearance on April 12 to “Saturday Night Live” and performed two songs “Over and Over and Over,” as well as “Connected by Love.”
Fans who missed the multi-platinum seller's appearance can catch a stream of White's scorching performance posted here and here via SNL's YouTube channel. The ex-White Stripes frontman last appeared on the popular NBC late-night comedy show back in 2012 while promoting his debut solo studio album Blunderbuss.
Along with performing two songs from Boarding House Reach, the “Icky Thump” hitmaker also appeared in comedy skit “Wedding Toast,” playing the part of wedding musician. The skit was cut from the show, but can be viewed here.
In the 4:50 video footage posted above, White and band serve up a steaming version of the Boarding House Reach lead single “Connected by Love.” The song opens with a stripped down bass and drum rhythm section and is later expanded with the full band and a gospel choir as White sings, “Woman, don't you know what I'm suffering from/Ease my pain/Make it wash on with the rain.”
The veteran blues-rocker's “SNL” performances received some fellow celebrity fan accolades from St. Vincent. The art-rock songstress posts via Instagram that White played the unique Ernie Ball electric guitar, which St. Vincent designed. White's "SNL" performance of his latest single “Over and Over and Over" can be view here.
White will kick off his highly anticipated 2018 North American tour on April 19 in Detroit at Little Caesar Arena and wrap up with a two-night Aug. 23 – Aug. 24 in Las Vegas at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan. Grab your tickets right now at AXS. For more information on Jack White, click here.