Jack White Recruits Gary Oldman To Direct NYC Concert That Will Stream Online

Jack White

By Zachary Swickey

Jack White has been rather busy lately preparing for the release of his first proper solo album, Blunderbuss, on April 24, and his newest endeavor will be streaming a concert live online, which will be directed by legendary actor Gary Oldman (of all people).

The program is going to be the first episode of the third season of the “Unstaged” series put on by American Express, which pairs top music artists with world renowned filmmakers. Oldman will be filming White’s much anticipated concert at Webster Hall in New York City on April 27 (9 p.m. EST), which will be broadcast on VEVO.

The concert will be an album release show of sorts since Blunderbuss will finally hit stores just a few days before the performance.

The “Unstaged” series from American Express has been a huge hit online. The live series has attracted more than 70 million streams with past performances from Coldplay, the Arcade Fire, Mary J. Blige and Duran Duran among others.

Oldman is best known to the masses as Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” films but is an acting legend, having starred in “Leon,” “Sid and Nancy,” “True Romance,” “Air Force One” and countless other films. He even picked up a Best Actor Oscar nomination this year for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.”

Luckily for White, the actor has some directing experience – he lensed the well-received indie “Nil by Mouth” in 1997.

Oldman will return as Gordon for the third installment of Nolan’s Batman saga, “The Dark Knight Rises,” which hits theaters (and will likely shatter box office records) on July 20.