Coachella releases unknown video of the White Stripes playing at the festival


The riffs and percussive, full of fuzz, echo in the desert. It is the 27 of April of 2003, and the White Stripes perform “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”, one of their singles more successful, as part of his presentation at the Coachella festival.

The record is now available on YouTube. The festival, which is celebrating its two decades, released the material as part of the promotion of the documentary 20 Years In The Desert Coachella, in detailing the history of one of the most relevant events in the industry of the concerts of today.

“A small gift for you,” reads a tweet from the official account of Coachella. “The presentation of The White Stripes in 2003 of ‘Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground’ is now available #CoachellaDoc”.

In 2003, the duo of Jack and Meg White was in a stellar moment of his career. That year they released their successful and celebrated album Elephantthat left simple, high-rotation radio as “Seven Nation Army”, “The Hardest Button to Button”, “I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself” and “There’s No Home for You Here”.

Precisely, the set they played that night in Indio, concentrated in the material of said lp, but also spent some cuts from his previous job, White Blood Cells (2001), as “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”. This plate also played “Hotel Yorba”, “I Think I Smell a Rat” and “We’re Going to Be Friends”, with its crosses between garage rock, punk and country rock. They didn’t played their biggest hit back then, “Fell in Love with a Girl”. Neither did the 25 of may of 2005, his debut in Chile, in the Víctor Jara stadium.

This year the festival had to be postponed to the weekend of 9 to 11 and from 16 to 18 October, due to the pandemic of COVID-19. Among its headliners are Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean. We will also present the figures of South Korea, such as Big Bang and Epik High.