- Appeared on "The Late Show With David Letterman," performing "FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL" (March).
- V2 Records re-released WHITE BLOOD CELLS on Jack White's own label, Third Man Records.
- Performed on UK television shows "Top of the Pops" and "Later with Jools Holland."
- Performed on the festival main stages of Big Day Out, Reading, Leeds, Fuji, Roskilde and Glastonbury.
- Toured the UK and appeared on the cover of MOJO, and on the cover of NME three times. John Peel called them "the most exciting thing since punk or Jimi Hendrix."
- Performed at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles (June).
- Completed TWO sold out tours of the US, including four consecutive-night stints in NY (April) and LA (June).
- Teamed up with The Strokes (August) for four now-legendary shows, in both bands' home towns of New York City and Detroit, culminating in a sold out show at NYC's Radio City Music Hall.
- "FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL" (directed by Michel Gondry) picked up THREE MTV Music Video Awards (September) for Best Breakthrough Video, Best Editing and Best Special Effects. Gondry went on to direct the video for "DEAD LEAVES AND THE DIRTY GROUND." "FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL" received a Best Video nomination at the MTV Europe Video Awards.
- Performed a free afternoon concert in New York City's Union Square (September). 9,000 people showed up with one day's notice.
- Jack and Meg performed songs with Jeff Beck at the Royal Festival Hall in London, representing the Yardbirds in his career retrospective (September).
- Opened for THE ROLLING STONES (October).
- Performed "DEAD LEAVES AND THE DIRTY GROUND" and "WE ARE GOING TO BE FRIENDS" on "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE" (October).
- On New Years Eve day, KROQ announced "FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL" as the #1 Song of 2002.
- WHITE BLOOD CELLS picked as one of Q Magazine's "Top 50 Records of All Time."
- Jack White chosen as one of the "Top 50 Creative Geniuses" by The Face and
- Appeared on the cover of SPIN magazine (October) and WHITE BLOOD CELLS was voted #1 Album of the Year (December).
*WORLDWIDE SALES OF WHITE BLOOD CELLS
CURRENTLY EXCEEDS 1.2 MILLION UNITS*