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Billy Bob’s Texas’s ‘musical experiment’ with Jack White is canceled

In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Jack White performs at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Jack White performs at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Vince Bucci/Invision/AP

Earlier this month, when Jack White announced he was “taking a break from performing live for a long period of time,” there was instant concern that Billy Bob’s Texas and its crowdfunded attempt to bring White to the Stockyards might be in jeopardy.

Late last night, the Fort Worth honky-tonk announced that, indeed, White’s decision to take a hiatus from the road effectively killed its plans to use the successfully funded Tilt campaign to book the rocker at Billy Bob’s.

“We have explored every opportunity possible and put this effort in front of every member of Jack’s camp,” read a note on the venue’s Tilt page. “We even sent a fantastic fan created video to Jack’s management and agent! However, we've learned that the news about Jack’s hiatus from live performances is sadly true.”

Since the show isn’t happening, refunds of the money pledged to make it happen will be given to contributors.

Billy Bob’s asks for four to five days for refunds to process. (“If later down the road the possibility of Jack performing at Billy Bob’s comes back to the forefront, any Tilt contributor from this campaign will be notified first,” reads the note on the venue’s Tilt page.)

“What we were able to accomplish in a matter of six days was truly remarkable and it told everyone that Fort Worth/Dallas loves music and we love the artists who create it,” reads the note on the venue’s Tilt page. “We are so proud of what you all were able to do and everyone should keep their heads held high on a valiant effort to do something big!”

White’s final performance for the foreseeable future was held Sunday night in Fargo, North Dakota.

Preston Jones, 817-390-7713

Twitter: @prestonjones

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