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Rockin' 1000: Group Invites Musicians To Play "Seven Nation Army" On Belle Isle

The refrain often chanted by thousands of people will now be played by 1,000 musicians.

June 26, 2018 - 12:05 am

DETROIT (WWJ) -- It is perhaps one of the most recognizable and most used guitar riffs in the entire world.

The main riff from the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" can be heard at nearly any sporting event across the world -- including as the intro song at the 2018 World Cup. Released in 2003, Michigan native Jack White's song continues to grow in popularity.

The refrain often chanted by thousands of people will now be played by 1,000 musicians.

Over the years, Rockin' 1000 has held massive music events where thousands of musicians simultaneously play the same song.

This year, they are taking their show to Detroit. The song will be "Seven Nation Army."

The group is calling for musicians -- guitarists, bassists, drummers and vocalists -- to play the song on Belle Isle on July 3.

The performance will be filmed for a "huge popular award-winning television show" and musicians from all walks of life are invited to apply. The Rockin' 1000 website does not specify what the TV show is.

Musicians can send in an application video, but first must be prepared under a few conditions:

  • Musicians are responsible for bringing their own instruments and everything else they might need.
  • Setup begins at 9:30 a.m, rehearsals start at 2:30 p.m., and filming begins at 6 p.m. and wraps by 7 p.m.
  • Musicians must study the song independently before the event. Click tracks and tutorials will be provided.
  • Participants must wear solid colors without logos, no white clothing or busy patterns.
  • Food and drinks will be provided.

Some of the more popular videos that Rockin' 1000 has produced in the past include "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana, and "Learn To Fly" By the Foo Fighters.