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Jack White Will Perform National Anthem At Detroit Tigers Opening Day

Set to take place on Friday (4.08) at Comerica Park, Jack White will return to his hometown to perform an instrumental version of “The Star-Spangles Banner’ during the Detroit Tigers’ opening day against the Chicago White Sox.

While this’ll be the first time the superstar rocker has performed the national anthem before a baseball game, the musician is a noted fan of the sport and has contributed $10,000 to help restore Detroit-area Hamtramck Stadium, one of the last Negro League-era ballparks.

In 2018, a Warstic bat White he used at a charity baseball game outside Cooperstown, New York was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Warstic is co-owned by the rocker and former baseball player Ian Kinsler. And Jack also threw out the first pitch in a July 2014 Tigers’ game against the White Sox.

The musician’s Detroit appearance coincides with the release of his  first of two new albums this year, Fear of the Dawn and marks the start of his tour in support of the release when he performs at Masonic Temple Theatre for a two-night stint beginning that evening. White’s second album, Entering Heaven Alive, will arrive in July and in September he’ll will headline the Bourbon and Beyond Festival, alongside Alanis Morissette, during its opening night on Sept. 15 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Lindsey Turner