Jack White played an unannounced show at Wilson High School in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, surprising seniors with a 45-minute set during their lunch break. Apparently only the school’s principal and one other official knew about the show, with the students and faculty having no idea what was going to go down this afternoon.
Principal Kimberly Martin told local station WTOP, “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.” The principal added that she had no idea why White chose her school.
Hundreds of students and staff were on hand to witness the pop-up concert, with Martin saying, “It’s one of those things where you are very grateful to be in Washington, D.C. What principal can tell that kind of story?”
White issued his third solo album, Boarding House Reach, on March 23rd. The former White Stripes frontman continues touring in support of the new LP with a stop at New York City’s Governor’s Ball festival this Friday (June 1st).