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The Raconteurs, indie-rock royalty, add Niagara Falls show

An open date on the Raconteurs' tour schedule has created a rare opportunity for regional fans of the indie-rock supergroup. The band has added a show on Friday, Aug. 16 at the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls) to its highly touted summer tour.

“Unfortunately, The Raconteurs will no longer be playing Woodstock 50,” reads a press release from the band's management. “In lieu, they are heading to Niagara Falls to headline The Rapids Theatre!"

The band – guitarist/vocalist Jack White, guitarist/vocalist Brendan Benson, bassist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler – released its third full-length effort, “Help Us Stranger,” in June, ending a several-year hiatus and racking up significant critical kudos. The buzz surrounding the band’s summer tour has been significant. All of this suggests that the Rapids Theatre show will sell out, er, rapidly.

The Raconteurs. (Photo courtesy of the Raconteurs)

Anyone who has attended a Jack White-related show over the past few years will be familiar with the “no cellphones” policy that, yes indeed, will be in full effect for the Raconteurs' Rapids Theatre show. Patrons bringing their cellphones to the show will be required to check them in the front of the venue, via Yondr, the company that provides phone storage cases at venues for artists and educators dedicated to the “phone-free space” concept.

Tickets, priced $65 plus service fees, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Etix.com.

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