Jack White plans to get married on stage at a shocking concert in Detroit

A great day turned into a great Friday night for Jack White.

In a startled roar from a crowded audience at the Masonic Temple Theater, White culminated his return show in Detroit, proposing to his girlfriend, musician Olivia Jean.

Coming back for the show’s apparent encore five minutes later, White and Jean had another jubilant shake-up for the crowd, tying the knot in a stage wedding ceremony officiated by Ben Swank of Third Man. Their respective bassists were the best man and bridesmaid, while their family members, including White’s mother, Theresa Gillis, stood by.

In a long history of memorable performances by Jack White of Detroit – which stretches back more than two decades to the years of the White Stripes – he unexpectedly came close to the top. It was the beginning of White’s tour for supply chain issues and was expected to be a return of the artist’s standard holiday to Masonic, his favorite hometown.