Watch Jack White surprise high school students with a pop-up gig

A real-life 'School Of Rock'

Jack White gave a surprise performance at a Washington DC high school today (May 30). Check out footage below.

The former White Stripes musician performed at The Anthem venue in the US capital last night (May 29), with a show scheduled to take place there tonight. During his time off, White headed down to the city’s Woodrow Wilson High School – where he appeared with his guitar outside in the atrium.

Students joined the rock star on the steps, fist-pumping and chanting along to the unmistakable riff of ‘Seven Nation Army’. Check out the video below via Consequence of Sound.


WTOP reports that White played a 45-minute set for the kids during their lunch break.

“They knew we have this big atrium space, and they thought that that might be an appropriate place for him to set up and do a pop-up show,” said Principal Kimberly Martin.

Jack White
Jack White

It’s said that only Martin and one other staff member knew about the special gig.


Meanwhile, Jack White recently joined Margo Price to perform The White Stripes track ‘Honey We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap’ in Nashville.

He also announced a string of new UK shows scheduled for this Autumn. Full dates are below. Find tickets here.

Jack White will play:

Tue June 26 2018 – LONDON Eventim Apollo
Wed June 27 2018 – LONDON Eventim Apollo
Thu June 28 2018 – LONDON Eventim Apollo
Tue October 16 2018 – BRIGHTON Centre
Wed October 17 2018 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Thu October 18 2018 – HULL Hull Venue
Sat October 20 2018 – LIVERPOOL Space by Echo Arena Liverpool
Sun October 21 2018 – EDINBURGH Usher Hall

White released his third solo LP ‘Boarding House Reach‘ in March this year.