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The Raconteurs planning three Oklahoma dates on new tour

The Raconteurs [Photo by Olivia Jean]
The Raconteurs [Photo by Olivia Jean]

Hot on the heels of announcing their new album "Help Us Stranger," due out June 21 via Third Man Records, The Raconteurs – Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler – have announced an extensive run of North American headline tour dates, including an OKC show and two Tulsa concerts. 

The band's new dates, spanning from July to October, include previously announced U.S. festival appearances at Woodstock 50 and Railbird. The Raconteurs will kick off their world tour with their first trip to Australia and New Zealand later this month, as well as stops in Japan, Europe, and the United Kingdom before returning to the U.S. for their North American tour, according to a news release. 

The U.S. tour includes an Oklahoma run starting Oct. 12 at The Criterion, 500 E Sheridan in OKC, and Oct. 13 and 14 shows at the historic Cain's Ballroom, 423 N Main in Tulsa. 

Tickets to the North American headline dates go on sale to the general public sat 10 a.m. Friday. For OKC tickets and information, go to For Tulsa tickets and information, go to

Third Man Records Vault members will have access to the first pre-sale starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Thursday. Fans can sign up for Vault Package No. 40, which features an exclusive limited edition version of "Help Us Stranger" on electric green/black/copper swirled vinyl and Vault-only lenticular cover art, and to gain ticket pre-sale access first here

American Express Card members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday through 10 p.m. Thursday. For tickets and more information on all tour dates, go to

Additionally, every online ticket purchased in North America for the new headline shows will include a physical copy of "Help Us Stranger" on CD. Fans will also have the option to upgrade their CD to the standard black vinyl LP.

"Help Us Stranger" (Third Man Records) is the Grammy Award-winning rock band’s third studio LP and first new album in more than a decade. Due out June 21, "Help Us Stranger" sees the power combo reassembled, stronger and perhaps even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock 'n' roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelia, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and White’s uncompromising songcraft and the band’s steadfast musical muscle. 


April 16: Powerstation – Auckland, New Zealand (SOLD OUT)

April 18: Regent Theatre – Melbourne, Australia (SOLD OUT)

April 20: Big Top Sydney – Sydney, Australia

April 22: Bluesfest Byron Bay – Byron Bay, Australia *

April 24: Akasaka Blitz – Tokyo, Japan

April 25: Akasaka Blitz – Tokyo, Japan

May 25: All Points East – London, UK *

May 26: L’Olympia – Paris, France (SOLD OUT)

May 27: Cirque Royal – Brussels, Belgium (SOLD OUT)

May 28: E-Werk – Köln, Germany

May 30: Verti Music Hall – Berlin, Germany

May 31: Heartland Festival – Kværndrup, Denmark *

June 1: Orange Warsaw Festival – Warsaw, Poland *

June 2: Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands *

July 12: Masonic Temple Theatre – Detroit, MI

July 14: Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI

July 15: Armory – Minneapolis, MN

July 18: WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field Events Center – Seattle, WA

July 19: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC

July 21: Edgefield – Troutdale, OR

July 23: Fox Theater – Oakland, CA

July 26: Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

July 27: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA

July 28: Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA

August 10: Railbird Festival – Lexington, KY *

August 11: Knoxville Civic Auditorium – Knoxville, TN

August 12: Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN

August 13: Stage AE (Indoors) – Pittsburgh, PA

August 15: Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH

August 16: Woodstock 50 – Watkins Glen, NY *

August 17: The Anthem – Washington, DC

August 18: The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

August 20: Township Auditorium – Columbia, SC

August 21: Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

August 22: Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

August 29: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

August 30: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

September 3: Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC

September 6: Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY

September 7: Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY

September 9: House of Blues – Boston, MA

September 12: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts – Toronto, ON

September 13: Express Live! Indoor Pavilion – Columbus, OH

October 12: The Criterion – Oklahoma City, OK

October 13: Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

October 14: Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

October 17: Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland – Kansas City, MO

October 18: The Pageant – St. Louis, MO

* denotes festival performance


Bored and Razed

Help Me Stranger

Only Child

Don’t Bother Me

Shine The Light On Me

Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)

Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)

Sunday Driver

Now That You’re Gone

Live A Lie

What’s Yours Is Mine

Thoughts and Prayers


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The Raconteurs [Photo by Olivia Jean]

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