Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, the keyboardist of Jack White’s touring band, has died. According to Third Man Records’ website, “Out of respect for Ikey, the remaining shows of the Jack White Tour in Mexico have been cancelled.”
Mexico’s Periodico Digital was the first to report news of Owens’ death. According to the publication, he was found dead in his Puebla, Mexico hotel room on Tuesday morning. The exact cause of death remains under investigation.
A native of Long Beach, California, Owens had been touring with White since 2012 and appeared on both of his solo LPs. Prior to that, he was a member of The Mars Volta, contributing to albums such as De-Loused in the Comatorium and Frances the Mute.
Below, watch Owens and White performing together at Mexico’s Corona Capital music festival this past weekend, along with footage of him with The Mars Volta in 2005.
Of Montreal (often stylized as of Montreal) is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. It was founded by frontman Kevin Barnes in 1996, named after a failed romance with a woman “of Montreal.” The band is one of the bands of the Elephant 6 collective. Throughout its existence, of Montreal’s musical style has evolved from vaudeville and Beatles-influenced psychedelic twee pop to a mixture of electronica, funk, glam, and afrobeat music influenced by Prince and David Bowie.
Members: Kevin Barnes, Kishi Bashi, The Late B.P. Helium, More
Record labels: Joyful Noise Recordings, Polyvinyl Record Co.,
The first video from the album Trouble Will Find Me, out now:
Director: Sophia Peer
Producer: Michelle Cameron
Production Coordinator: Naomi Wells
Starring: Rivers Curry
Director of Photography: Zoe White
Editor: Sophia Peer
Set Builders: Bennett Wilson and his team at Windmill Studios
Colorist: Michael Dwass
Color Grading Producer: Chavvah Stuart
Color Facilities Provided by: CVLT Production
Assistant Camera: David Sosnow
DIT: Rocio Ruiz
Gaffer: Freddy Cintron
Key Grip: Gautam Kadian
Hair & Makeup: Celina Santory
Wardrobe: Sandy Sui
Choreographer: Erica Magrey
Art Director: Annie Sicherman
Sound Effects: Christopher Keyes
Production Assistants: Dan Coch, Giovanno Montoya
Special Thanks: Winston Case, Marshall Curry, Liz W. Martin, Gus Hauser, Gabe Spierer, Dawn Barger, Andy Bodor, Allen Cordell, John Morena, Stephen Venezia, Glasslands, Jenny McManus