Jack White has teamed up with his hometown Detroit Tigers for a new 7-inch single.
White and an ad hoc group called The Brushoffs -- featuring his regular bassist Dominic Davis, Raconteurs bandmate Brendan Benson and Dirtbombs drummer/Third Man Records executive Ben Blackwell -- has recorded a new song called "Strike Out," while the B-side features an interview with retired Tigers star and current broadcaster Kirk Gibson.
Exclusive Detroit @Tigers ticket package featuring a double A-side 7" pressed at @ThirdManPressing in blue and orange with the song "Strikeout," performed by Brendan Benson, Ben Blackwell, Dominic Davis and @OliviaJeanMusic, and, on the flip side, Jack White interviewing 1984 World Series Champ Kirk Gibson. Link in bio!
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Photos for the single, which is pressed in the Tigers colors of blue and orange, were taken by pitcher Daniel Norris. A purchase of the single comes with a ticket for the Tigers September 24 game against the Minnesota Twins. A portion of the proceeds go to the Kirk Gibson Foundation and the Detroit Tigers Foundation.
The song can be sampled at AtMLB.com
White recently revealed he's been recording his next solo album in New York and Los Angeles.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.