The White Stripes Reschedule Canadian Shows

By | August 6, 2003 at 12:00 AM

While there was some doubt that The White Stripes would be able to reschedule their show at the Hershey Centre due to Jack White’s messed up finger, we can now put those uncertainties to rest. Jack’s hand is healing and the duo will be ready to hit the road once again.

We already told you about Jack’s unfortunate incident, which forced the band to postpone a string of tour dates in U.S. and Canada. Now we can inform you about the details behind White’s hand surgery and the new dates for the Mississauga and Montreal shows.

Originally scheduled for August 5 at the Hershey Centre, The White Stripes will now play on November 13 at the same venue. The Montreal gig that was set for August 6 at the Metropolis will now be held at that same venue on November 14. We know it’s pretty crappy that you Stripes followers will have to wait until the winter to see them live, but it’s better than nothing, right?

After all, things could’ve been worse for Mr.White – but nothing a couple screws and a scalpel couldn’t fix. According to the band’s official website, Jack told fans that the break in his hand didn’t completely heal as expected. This caused problems for the future of his index finger and left doctors with no choice but to perform surgery on the guitar slinger.

If you don’t believe us, the band posted a link, which takes you to footage of the surgery and shows pictures of the screws that are now permanently imbedded in his hand for life. Unless you’re an avid watcher of The Learning Channel’s countless operation programs, we suggest you avoid watching the footage as it’s pretty freakin’ gross.

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