Jack White gets name in lights after saving venue

The Masonic Temple said it was "eternally grateful" to Jack White for saving it from being shut down. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake

A legendary music venue in Detroit has been renamed the Jack White Theatre after the former White Stripes singer saved it from being shut down.

Jack White paid $142,000 (£92,798) to clear the debts of the concert hall at his hometown Masonic Temple.

The Temple's Cathedral Theatre, a venue he has played many times and where his mother worked as an usher, has now been retitled in his honour as thanks for his generosity.

Detroit Masonic Temple Association president Roger Sobran told the Detroit Free Press: “Jack’s magnanimous generosity and unflinching loyalty to this historic building and his Detroit roots is appreciated beyond words.”