Hip-hop duo Run The Jewels have scored the opening act slot for rocker Jack White's upcoming gig at New York's famed venue Madison Square Garden.

The acclaimed team, made of rappers El-P and Killer Mike, will take to the stage before White's high-profile date on 30 January (15).

El-P took to Twitter.com to confirm the gig, and quipped, "When you get asked to open for jack white at Msg (Madison Square Garden) you say yes. its (sic) in the bible."

The former The White Stripes frontman has already tapped another star for his upcoming international tour - country icon Loretta Lynn will open for him in Nashville, Tennessee on 28 January (15).