Jack White pays tribute to keyboardist Isaiah ‘Ikey’ Owens at London gig

Owens passed away last week aged 39...

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Owens passed away last week aged 39…

Jack White has honoured keyboardist Isaiah ‘Ikey’ Owens, who passed away last month (October 14) while touring with White in Mexico.

Owens had regularly played alongside White in recent years and performed on the 2014 album Lazaretto. The Grammy Award winner was also known for his work with Mars Volta and Free Moral Agents, among others. He died from a heart attack, aged 39.

White subsequently cancelled the remainder of his tour dates in Mexico. Taking time out from his gig at London’s O2 Arena on Wednesday (November 19), the former White Stripes frontman, as reportedby Consequence of Sound, urged the audience to applaud in Owens’ memory.

“I want to dedicate this show to the keyboard player and beautiful musician we lost this year ‘Ikey’ Owens,” said White. “He’s still with us today,” he added before performing the song “Love Interruption”. Click below to watch fan-recorded footage of the tribute, which appears around the 5.00 mark.


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