Watch Jack White Pay Tribute to the Late Isaiah ‘Ikey’ Owens
Isaiah Owens, keyboardist with Jack White's band, passed away following a heart attack last month while the band was on tour in Mexico. Better known as 'Ikey' to his friends, Owens also played with the Mars Volta; he was only 39 at the time of his passing.
On the last night of his current European tour, during a concert at the O2 Arena in London, White took time to pay tribute to his fallen band mate. "I want to dedicate this show to the keyboard player, the beautiful musician we lost this year, Ikey Owens," White said to the crowd. "He's still with us today, so give it up, please, for him if you don't mind." He and the band then launched into a version of 'Love Interruption' from his first solo album, 'Blunderbuss.' His tribute takes place at around the 4:30 mark in the video above.
White also apologized for having to cancel a White Stripes show at the same venue many years prior.
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