White is a longtime Tesla fan
Jack White will perform a free gig at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California tonight. The concert is for the employees of the factory only, with attendees needing their Tesla badges to gain entry.
A representative for White has confirmed the news and his current ban of phones, photography or recording on his recent tour will remain the same for this one-off gig.
According to Business Insider, the spokesperson for Jack White said he contacted Tesla and asked if he could preform a free show for workers.
Tesla workers received an email yesterday (August 16) with the subject line: “You’re invited: A Special Performance Tomorrow at the Fremont Factory.”
“As a thank you for your hard work and dedication, we’re hosting a free concert tomorrow,” the email read. “Join us at 5:30 PM for a special performance at the Fremont Factory.”
White has previously called Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk ‘the Henry Ford of the 21st century’ in an Instagram post of the pair together back in 2016. You can see that below.
White has also been a fan of Tesla for years, after driving a Tesla Model S for years.
Meanwhile, during his show in Seattle earlier this week, White paid tribute to hometown heroes Pearl Jam with a cover of their track ‘Daughter’.
White was performing at WaMu Theater in the grunge icons’ native Seattle, where he responded to their recent cover of The White Stripes’ ‘We’re Going To Be Friends‘ with a rendition of the band’s 1993 single from the album ‘Vs’. Phones are banned from White’s shows so no footage is online, but some audio of his cover has since emerged.
The performance came after White and Pearl Jam united for a cover of Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World‘ at this summer’s NOS Alive Festival.