Jack White, center, performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park on Sunday, Aug. 5.
Jack White didn’t quite repeat the rock star meltdown by Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, but he did enrage fans by stalking off the stage just 45 minutes into his Saturday night concert at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall.
The critically acclaimed guitarist behind the White Stripes and the Raconteurs — and now touring behind his solo record “Blunderbuss” — pulled the plug after 12 songs lasting just 45 minutes.
White, 37, thanked the crowd and exited stage right, leaving the sold-out venue chanting for more. The crowd’s enthusiasm initially turned to puzzlement as roadies removed White’s guitars but transformed into anger as the curtain fell on the stage.
No official explanation was given for White’s quick exit. While audience members had been told not to use their cellphone cameras, early in the concert White was seen exchanging words with someone video recording the concert from the seating area nearest the stage.