Jack white rises again with lazaretto

Jack White will return on June 10 with Lazaretto, his second solo album.

The follow-up to 2012’s chart-topping, Grammy-nominated Blunderbuss takes its name from the quarantine stations built for maritime travelers in during the 18th century — of course — and will also be released in a limited-edition, one-time-only vinyl version, complete with hard-bound book, postcards, accompanying 7-inch and a poster “featuring a classic National Archives photo.”

The first single off Lazaretto is the title track, set to premiere later this month … though as he announced his new album, White also gave fans a taste of what’s to come, in the form of a live-wire instrumental track called “High Ball Stepper,” which will definitely shake the cobwebs out.

So far, White has only announced a handful of festival dates in support of Lazaretto, including Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball and Osheaga. When he hit the road behind Blunderbuss, he famously did so with two backing bands: the all-female Peacocks and the all-male Buzzards.

In addition to his new solo album, White’s also (always) keeping busy with a handful of other projects, including a a third album from his group the Dead Weather (they released a pair of new songs late last year) and working with Neil Young on his forthcoming album, A Letter Home, which will be released on his own Third Man Records.