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Guitarist Jack White stalks off NY concert stage after 45 minutes

Published on Oct 1, 2012 9:27 AM
 
Jack White performs at the Hackney Weekend festival at Hackney Marshes in east London in this June 23, 2012 file photograph. 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. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - 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 perplexity 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.

 
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