Jack White is someone who isn't afraid to step outside the norm, and he's doing just that with the release of his upcoming album.

The former White Stripes frontman has announced that before the March 23 release of his new record, Boarding House Reach, he's tapping various independent record stores across the U.S. and beyond to host listening parties. The special parties will take place Friday (March 9).

Along with previewing the full album, the listening party attendees will pick up free three-inch Jack White buttons, while supplies last. Raffles will also take place at the parties for various swag, such as a Jack White tote bag or a vinyl single with the track "Over and Over and Over." Attendees will be able to enter to score a grand prize specific to their location.

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For the tally of participating stores, head to JackWhiteIII.com.

In other news, White recently spoke with Los Angeles' KROQ on The Kevin & Bean Show and the topic turned to the current state of rock 'n' roll. What were his thoughts?

"Rock ‘n’ roll needs an injection of some new young blood to really just knock everybody dead right now," he said. "It think it’s brewing and brewing and it’s about to happen, and I think that it’s good. Since rock ‘n’ roll’s inception, every 10, 12 years, there’s a breath of fresh air…some sort of what you could I guess call “punk attitude” or something like that, a wildness."

He added, "Things get crazy and then they’re crazy for a couple years, and then they kind of get subtle. And then you’ve gotta wait for the next wave to come through and get people really excited and screaming about it again. We see it at Third Man all the time, a lot of young rock ’n’ roll acts, and I can tell in the last couple years it’s definitely different than it was five years ago. So I can tell something’s about to explode again."