Jack White's Third Man Records Selling New Song With Detroit Tigers Tickets
Jack White's Third Man Records has partnered with the Detroit Tigers for their latest record-selling scheme. Third Man records will release a seven-inch, featuring a new song, "Strike Out," that will only be available to those who purchase a ticket to the Tigers' September 24th game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park, the Detroit Metro-Times reports.
Fellow Third Man artists Brendan Benson, Ben Blackwell, Dominic Davis and Olivia Jean recorded the track (keeping with the baseball theme, the group is billed as the Brush-Offs). Along with the song, the seven-inch will feature audio from an interview White recorded with Tigers legend and two-time World Series champ Kirk Gibson. The seven-inch will be pressed on Tigers' blue-and-orange vinyl while the cover art features photography from current Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris.
Tickets for the September 24th game are available via the Tigers' website. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Kirk Gibson Foundation and the Detroit Tigers Foundation.
White is an avid baseball fan who threw out the opening pitch at a Tigers game in 2014. In April, the musician released a new song, "Battle Cry," which soundtracked a promo film for Warstic, the baseball bat company he co-owns with Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (Kinsler also used the song as his walk-up music).
Per a recent social media post, White is at work on his new solo album, which will follow his 2014 LP, Lazaretto. He's remained busy with a variety of projects since then. In 2015, he released a new album with the Dead Weather, Dodge and Burn, compiled a box set of acoustic recordings in 2016 and most recently executive produced and helped record the soundtrack for the PBS music documentary American Epic.