Jack White took to the field at Comerica Park in Detroit yesterday (April 8) to perform the US national anthem – you can watch his performance below.
The former White Stripes frontman played an instrumental version of the anthem before the Detroit Tigers’ baseball game against the Chicago White Sox. His fourth solo album was released at the same time. ‘Fear Of The Dawn’.
For the performance, White was backed by bassist Dominic Davis, keyboardist Quincy McCrary, and drummer Daru Jones – the same trio set to accompany White on his ‘Supply Chain Issues Tour’.
It is the same White who threw a ceremonial first pitch to a Tigers match against the White Sox in 2014.
You can see White’s performance below:
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Later in the same night, at a homecoming gig at Detroit’s Masonic Temple Theatre, White proposed to – then just moments later, married – his girlfriend, fellow singer-songwriter and local Olivia Jean.
The historic moment came at the end of White’s set at the Masonic Temple Theatre, during a rendition of The White Stripes’ 2001 tune ‘Hotel Yorba’. Jean – whose band also opened for the show, according to local outlet ABC 7 WXYZ – joined White and his band to perform the song, before he popped the question to an onslaught of cheers.
The show was part of White’s extensive run of headline shows, dubbed ‘The Supply Chain Issue Tour’It will also call Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and other cities in May/June.
White will then arrive in the UK to perform a two-night bill at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London (June 27,/28).
For his UK and European dates, he will be joined by Chubby & The Gang, Yard Act, SONS, Doctor Victor, Ko Ko Mo, Larkin Poe, Equal Idiots, and Mdou Moctar.
The Kills, Ezra Furman and Natalie Bergman will support the North American leg.
White will be touring Europe in July after his appearances in Washington. He’ll then return to the USA for a second stint. He’ll also perform at Mad Cool Festival in Madrid on July 10.
White’s new album ‘Fear Of The Dawn’ was previewed with singles ‘Taking Me Back’, ‘Hi-De-Ho’And ‘Queen Of The Bees’. You can read Camille Atebe‘s three-star review of the album here.