It appears that Jack White is on a mission to make all other rock stars look inadequate by comparison. Over the past decade, he has founded three critically and commercially successful rock bands, produced numerous albums, appeared in two Hollywood blockbusters and started a record label. You can now add philanthropy to the blues rock savant's ever-growing list of accomplishments.
Clark Park is a baseball field in southwest Detroit, close to where Jack White (then known as Jack Gillis) grew up. He has since relocated to Nashville, but when his former ballpark needed restoration last year, White reportedly stepped up and donated almost $170,000, a contribution that funded the field's new dugouts, grandstands and infield.
What's most impressive about White's charity is that his donation was initially anonymous. He wouldn't let the Clark Park management mention his name until a recent article in the Detroit News, and he has refused to comment on the contribution. He is many things, but apparently bragger isn't one of them.
Look for Jack White in the documentary It Might Get Loud, in which he appears alongside guitar legends Jimmy Page and rhe Edge. He's also on tour with his newest band, the Dead Weather.
Dead Weather tour dates:
10/2 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
10/3.New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
10/4 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/5 Dallas, TX - House of Blues Music Hall
10/8 Mexico City, Mexico - Jose Cuervo Salon
10/9 Guadalajara, Mexico - Teatro Estudio Cavaret
10/19 Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy
10/21 Newcastle, UK - Newcastle O2 Academy
10/22 Edinburgh, UK - Edinburgh Picture House
10/23 Leeds O2 Academy - Leeds, UK
10/25 Bristol, UK - Bristol O2 Academy
10/26 Birmingham, UK - Birmingham O2 Academy
10/28 Paris, France - Olympia
10/29 London, UK - London O2 Brixton Academy
11/1 Koln, Germany - E-Werk
11/2 Berlin, Germany - Astra
11/3 Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg