Jack White abruptly ended the first of two gigs at Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall after about an hour on stage. Once it became clear that White was not taking an extra-long break before an encore set, the scene at the venue got very ugly, and angry fans vented their rage on Twitter.
…and that’s just a few of the angry tweets.
There’s a strong possibility that White cut the show short because a huge amount of the tickets for the gig went to scalpers, but who knows.
Tickets for this gig were kinda pricey, so playing a show that is about half the length of the average performance on this tour is definitely a dick move. But here’s one thing to consider: We’re used to encores being a given at shows, but they’re not really supposed to be this empty ritual. The audience is entitled to a show, not an encore. If White wasn’t feeling it, or felt like the crowd wasn’t into what he was doing, it’s his prerogative to decline an encore.