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Watch Jack White perform instrumental version of national anthem ahead of Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day game

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It’s a big day for Jack White. In addition to releasing his new solo album Fear of the Dawn on Friday, he performed the national anthem ahead of his hometown Detroit Tigers baseball team’s Opening Day game.

The White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather rocker led a slide-heavy instrumental rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on electric guitar, while backed by a three-piece band featuring drums, bass and keys.

White, of course, is a big baseball fan — you may remember that he co-owns the baseball bat company Warstic. However, his love of baseball may be overshadowed by the Sad Jack White meme, which captured him looking grumpy at a Chicago Cubs game several years ago.

White’s eventful day continues Friday with the launch of his Supply Issues headlining tour in Detroit. The massive outing is set to stretch all the way into September.

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