An article posted to CoS seems to say that Jack White doesn’t really want to do all the rock star things that rock stars do. He is bored with touring and says he doesn’t think another full out tour is worth it, and when it comes to playing festival gigs he says he needs to find the inspiration to play those shows. To be fair he said half of the shows he plays he doesn’t want to.
He cites expenses for not wanting to tour or play festivals, and also the fact that organizers of big concerts kinda take over his life and he has to work around their schedule.
He just doesn’t seem to have a good attitude towards life lately. He was asked about Meg and whether or not they’d ever get back together, even if inducted in to the R&R Hall Of Fame. He said “doubt it and doubt it”. C’mon man. Chin up.
Update from Third Man Records:
* Never touring again – He never said that, but he IS taking a long break from the road (which was previously announced and discussed drama free over a month ago). He said he’d like to do acoustic shows in sit down venues and electric shows in standing venues. He said he doesn’t like festivals but hey, he does them anyway and he makes them work. Bonnaroo and Coachella were two of the greatest shows he’s ever been a part of (hell, we released his Bonnaroo set as a Vault release cause we loved it so much). He is not quitting music. He’s working with the Dead Weather next week, he’s involved in several projects we’re not even gonna tell you about right now cause we don’t want to ruin the surprise. Oh yeah!
They address almost everything talking about in the CoS article. Link to Third Man on Facebook.