Dead Weather First Live Performance in 5 Years Set for 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
The Dead Weather said the band led by Jack White wouldn't be touring behind its upcoming release Dodge And Burn, but now it appears the band will break its five-year hiatus from the live stage to perform for the second week of Stephen Colbert's tenure as host of The Late Show. That same week will feature a collaboration between Run the Jewels and TV on the Radio.
White, Alison Mosshart, Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence haven't released any new music since 2010's Sea of Cowards and haven't performed together live since that time either. On the Sept. 14 episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert all that will be corrected.
The Dead Weather join a roster of other killer music acts appearing on the show in the throes of its first month including Kendrick Lamar (Sept. 9th), Willie Nelson (Sept. 16th), Toby Keith (Sept. 10) and the show's band leader Jon Batiste (Sept. 8) according to Consequence of Sound and Entertainment Weekly.
This isn't the first time Colbert and White have worked together. Aside from White performing on The Colbert Report a number of times, the comedian also rereleased his once forgotten '80s song "Charlene II (I'm Over You)" via White's Third Man Records and the two sold records in New York together.
Aside from the music acts appearing on Colbert's second week, he's continuing with a slew of political guests - Senator Bernie Sanders, Justice Stephen Breyer and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon among them - in an aim to combine pop culture with political commentary in the way the host was able to on The Colbert Report, according to Entertainment Weekly.
"I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" is the lead single off of Dodge And Burn and it's a blistering track at that. The music video, directed by Ian & Cooper, shows a woman struggling against a monumental wind as she walks down a deserted street screaming the lyrics to the song. Watch the video below.
Third Man Records is releasing the album out Sept. 25 exclusively for streaming on Tidal and available for purchase off the label's website or in digital marketplaces.