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Kid Rock set to follow Rebel Soul with new album
Kid Rock proved to be a man of his word last year when he sold every ticket to his Best Night Ever Summer Tour for just $20. The concerts included free parking, free food, free coffee, $4 beer and all merchandise under $20.
Of course the almost-too-good-to-be-true deal couldn't last forever, and ticket prices for most of Kid's upcoming 2014 summer concerts are back to average price. This includes shows in Tucson ($60+), The House of Blues in West Hollywood ($110) and Louisville, Kentucky ($65) … just to name a few.
Kid Rock has stated on his website that he has recently returned to the studio and is writing new material for the follow-up to his "Rebel Soul" album. No release date has been announced, but he recently performed an unreleased song for fans on his annual 'Chillin' The Most Cruise' called "Ain't Enough Whiskey."
Kid Rock was recently part of a huge birthday bash for Lionel Richie at the DTE Energy Music Theatre on June 20, 2014. Rock escorted a large sheet cake on stage, singing "Happy Birthday" before the two performed an encore version of "We Are the World" to cap off the 24-song show.
Just a few weeks before, Rock played a two-night stand at The (Las Vegas) Cosmopolitan's swanky Boulevard Pool deck. The opening set was courtesy of DJ M!keAttack, and Rock kicked off both shows by performing "Devil Without a Cause." The back-to-back events also included "Rock N' Roll Jesus," "Cowboy" and audience favorite "Bawitdaba."
Rebel with a cause (Updated May 15, 2013)
Kid Rock released the album "Rebel Soul" in the fall of 2012, with the cut "Let's Ride" as its lead single. And ride he did, but not just in a quick run to the top of the charts.
Rock has always been the kind of guy to blaze his own path, and the reason he was making headlines headed into 2013 had very little to do with the commercial appeal of his albums. Instead, he was riding a pact with promoters and management to not only lower the fees for his concert tickets to $5, but drop the prices of the tickets themselves to just $20.
The pact was made. And the result? After fighting tooth and nail and using his power to exact change, Rock had Live Nation kiosks set up in Wal-Mart stores across America. For just $20, fans could buy a ticket, including parking, with no fee. And since the deal was brokered, ticket sales have doubled or tripled from 2011 (In short, exceeding everyone's expectations).
So what is Rock up to now? As a man of his word, he's playing seven straight $20 shows in Detroit. The three-band bill also includes Uncle Kracker and ZZ Top, and the venue will offer cheaper beer and free coffee once the nightly gigs are over. If that's not a sweet deal, we don't know what is.
About Kid Rock
American singer-songwriter and rapper Kid Rock exploded onto the scene with his "Devil Without a Cause" album in 1998. Born and raised in the Detroit metro area, the bad-boy rocker is popular for songs like "Cowboy," "Only God Knows Why," "Bawitdaba," and "All Summer Long" which charted #1 in eight different countries across Europe and Australia.
Born Bob Ritchie, the man who would come to be known as Kid Rock immersed himself in rap music as a youngster. He learned to breakdance, performed in talent shows and recorded his first set of demos by 1988. It led to a contract with Jive Records and a debut album, "Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast," but Kid Rock was dropped from the Jive roster after the album failed to take off.
It wasn't until rap-metal artists like Korn and Limp Bizkit began to dominate the radio waves that Kid Rock got a real second chance to make a first impression. Signed by Atlantic Records, a big campaign to push "Bawitdaba" made the single a smash hit. The follow-up, "Cowboy," made Kid Rock a global phenomenon, and the country-tinged "Picture" with Sheryl Crow in 2001 introduced his music to a whole new audience.
Used to making headlines for his personal life as much as his music, Kid Rock had a five-month marriage to actress Pamela Anderson, numerous run-ins with the law, and once filed a lawsuit in a California court to stop the release of a purported sex tape. Still, he appeared on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight in 2011 and said he has no regrets about anything he has done in the past.
In May 2012, Kid Rock became the first of a handful of high-profile musicians to endorse Mitt Romney's GOP campaign for President of the United States. He performed at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida and is expected to release his 10th studio album in November.
Kid Rock Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|National Guard Warrior||2008|
|All Summer Long||2008|
|Rock N Roll Jesus||2007|
|Picture (feat. Allison Moorer)||2002|
|Bawitdaba (disc 2)||2001|
|Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast||2001|
|Only God Knows Why||2000|
|The History of Rock||2000|
|American Bad Ass||2000|
|Devil Without a Cause||1999|
|The Polyfuze Method Revisited||1997|
|Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp||1996|
|Fire It Up||1994|
|The Polyfuze Method||1993|
Top 10 Kid Rock Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||All Summer Long||93,280||30,338|
|5||American Bad Ass||13,559||5,026|
|6||Only God Knows Why||12,464||4,672|
|8||Devil Without a Cause||5,736||2,667|
|10||I Am the Bullgod||4,603||2,274|
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Kid Rock Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 01/30/2015 Scottsdale AZ TPC Scottsdale
Kid Rock Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 10/05/2014 Louisville KY Champions Park 10/04/2014 Louisville KY Champions Park 09/06/2014 Allegan MI Allegan County Fair 08/25/2014 Syracuse NY NY State Fair 08/23/2014 Saint Paul MN Minnesota State Fair Grandstand 07/25/2014 Cheyenne WY Cheyenne Frontier Days 07/19/2014 Monticello IA Great Jones County Fair 07/17/2014 Paso Robles CA California Mid-State Fair 07/16/2014 West Hollywood CA House of Blues Sunset Strip 07/03/2014 Tucson AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater 06/07/2014 Las Vegas NV The Boulevard Theater 06/06/2014 Las Vegas NV The Boulevard Theater 05/24/2014 San Antonio TX AT&T Center 05/23/2014 Pryor OK Catch the Fever Festival Grounds 05/18/2014 Columbus OH MAPFRE Stadium 05/16/2014 Columbus OH MAPFRE Stadium 05/09/2014 Gulfport MS Jones Park 05/09/2014 Gulfport MS Jones Park 05/04/2014 Concord NC Charlotte Motor Speedway 05/03/2014 Concord NC Charlotte Motor Speedway 05/03/2014 Concord NC Charlotte Motor Speedway 05/02/2014 Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 04/30/2014 West Palm Beach FL Sunfest 04/30/2014 West Palm Beach FL Sunfest 02/22/2014 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino
Kid Rock Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/01/2013 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 09/28/2013 Las Vegas NV Fremont Street Experience 09/22/2013 Puyallup WA Puyallup Fairgrounds 09/21/2013 Airway Heights WA Northern Quest Resort & Casino 09/15/2013 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 09/14/2013 Atlanta GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood 09/10/2013 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 09/07/2013 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 09/06/2013 Bethel NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts 09/04/2013 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 08/31/2013 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 08/30/2013 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/28/2013 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 08/25/2013 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 08/24/2013 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 08/20/2013 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/19/2013 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/17/2013 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/16/2013 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/14/2013 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/11/2013 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/10/2013 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/09/2013 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/03/2013 Englewood CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 07/31/2013 Wheatland CA Toyota Amphitheatre 07/28/2013 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 07/26/2013 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - CA 07/24/2013 Phoenix AZ Desert Sky Pavilion 07/23/2013 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 07/20/2013 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 07/19/2013 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 07/12/2013 Hartford CT Comcast Theatre 07/10/2013 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 07/09/2013 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 07/06/2013 Scranton PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain 07/06/2013 Scranton PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain 07/05/2013 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 07/02/2013 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 06/29/2013 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 06/28/2013 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 06/22/2013 Mack CO Country Jam USA Campground - Grand Junction 06/21/2013 North Platte NE Wild West Arena 06/21/2013 North Platte NE Nebraskaland Grounds 06/20/2013 Mack CO Country Jam USA Campground - Grand Junction 06/11/2013 Burlington IA Burlington Steamboat Days Fairgrounds 05/18/2013 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Events Center 04/16/2013 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 04/08/2013 Los Angeles CA Jimmy Kimmel Live Outdoor Stage 04/06/2013 Saginaw MI Dow Event Center 04/05/2013 Saginaw MI Dow Event Center 04/03/2013 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 04/01/2013 Evansville IN Ford Center 03/29/2013 Omaha NE CenturyLink Center Omaha 03/28/2013 Bloomington IL US Cellular Coliseum 03/26/2013 Fort Wayne IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 03/25/2013 Youngstown OH Covelli Centre 03/23/2013 Columbus OH Nationwide Arena 03/22/2013 Toledo OH Huntington Center 03/18/2013 Sioux Falls SD Sioux Falls Arena 03/16/2013 Fargo ND Fargodome 03/15/2013 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 03/02/2013 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 03/01/2013 Memphis TN FedExForum 02/27/2013 Knoxville TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium 02/26/2013 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 02/24/2013 Huntsville AL Von Braun Center Arena 02/23/2013 Birmingham AL BJCC Arena 02/21/2013 New Orleans LA Smoothie King Center 02/20/2013 Pensacola FL Pensacola Bay Center 02/18/2013 Estero FL Germain Arena 02/16/2013 Greenville SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena 02/15/2013 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 02/13/2013 Bossier City LA CenturyLink Center 02/10/2013 Wichita KS INTRUST Bank Arena 02/09/2013 Tulsa OK BOK Center 02/07/2013 Beaumont TX Ford Park 02/05/2013 Springfield MO JQH Arena 02/02/2013 Kansas City MO Sprint Center
Kid Rock Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/31/2012 Hollywood FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 12/30/2012 Hollywood FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 09/02/2012 Snowmass Village CO Snowmass Town Park 09/02/2012 Snowmass CO Fanny Hill 08/31/2012 Snowmass Village CO Snowmass Town Park 08/11/2012 Bowmanville ON Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 08/10/2012 Bowmanville ON Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 07/21/2012 Minot ND North Dakota State Fair 07/20/2012 Minot ND North Dakota State Fair 07/19/2012 Walker MN Moondance Festival Grounds 07/19/2012 Walker MN Moondance Festival Grounds 07/15/2012 Prior Lake MN Mystic Lake Casino Hotel 07/13/2012 Peru IL Illinois Valley Regional Airport 07/12/2012 Oshkosh WI Country USA Fairgrounds 07/12/2012 Oshkosh WI Country USA Fairgrounds 06/16/2012 Enterprise AL Bama Jam Festival Grounds 06/14/2012 Enterprise AL Bama Jam Festival Grounds 06/02/2012 Atlantic City NJ Revel Resort and Casino 06/01/2012 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 05/12/2012 Detroit MI Fox Theatre Detroit 03/04/2012 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 03/03/2012 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 03/01/2012 Catoosa OK The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa 01/28/2012 Las Vegas NV House of Blues Las Vegas 01/27/2012 Las Vegas NV House of Blues Las Vegas
Kid Rock Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/09/2011 Indio CA Fantasy Springs Resort 12/06/2011 Spokane WA Knitting Factory Concert House 12/04/2011 Boise ID Knitting Factory - Boise 12/03/2011 Magna UT The Great Saltair 12/01/2011 Denver CO Fillmore Auditorium 11/29/2011 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 11/26/2011 Chicago IL House of Blues 11/23/2011 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 11/22/2011 Indianapolis IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre 11/20/2011 Buffalo NY Town Ballroom 11/19/2011 New York NY Beacon Theatre 11/16/2011 Silver Spring MD The Fillmore Silver Spring 11/13/2011 Orlando FL Florida Citrus Bowl 11/12/2011 Orange Beach AL The Wharf 11/10/2011 Atlanta GA Center Stage Theatre 09/14/2011 San Francisco CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 09/10/2011 Allegan MI Allegan County Fair 09/05/2011 Orange Beach AL The Wharf 09/03/2011 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 09/02/2011 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 08/31/2011 Oklahoma City OK Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre 08/28/2011 Atlanta GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood 08/27/2011 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 08/25/2011 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 08/23/2011 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 08/22/2011 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 08/20/2011 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 08/19/2011 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/17/2011 Bethel NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts 08/16/2011 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 08/13/2011 Detroit MI Comerica Park 08/12/2011 Detroit MI Comerica Park 08/06/2011 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 08/05/2011 Phoenix AZ Desert Sky Pavilion 08/02/2011 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 07/30/2011 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - CA 07/29/2011 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 07/27/2011 Paso Robles CA California Mid-State Fair 07/26/2011 Wheatland CA Toyota Amphitheatre 07/23/2011 Minot ND North Dakota State Fair 07/22/2011 Cheyenne WY Cheyenne Frontier Days 07/20/2011 Omaha NE TD Ameritrade Park 07/17/2011 Omaha NE TD Ameritrade Park 07/16/2011 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 07/15/2011 Cadott WI Chippewa Valley Festival Grounds 07/13/2011 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 07/12/2011 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 07/10/2011 Hershey PA Hersheypark Stadium 07/09/2011 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 07/07/2011 Hartford CT Comcast Theatre 07/06/2011 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 07/03/2011 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 07/02/2011 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 05/31/2011 Kanata ON Scotiabank Place 05/30/2011 Montreal QC Bell Centre 05/28/2011 London ON Budweiser Gardens 05/27/2011 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 05/24/2011 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 05/23/2011 Regina SK Brandt Centre 05/21/2011 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 05/20/2011 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 05/18/2011 Kelowna BC Prospera Place 05/17/2011 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 05/06/2011 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 05/05/2011 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 03/12/2011 Memphis TN FedExForum 03/11/2011 Jackson MS Mississippi Coliseum 03/09/2011 Jacksonville FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 03/08/2011 Hollywood FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 03/05/2011 Orlando FL The Venue at UCF 03/04/2011 Duluth GA The Arena At Gwinnett Center 03/01/2011 Evansville IN Roberts Stadium 02/26/2011 Chicago IL United Center 02/25/2011 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 02/23/2011 Huntington WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena 02/22/2011 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 02/19/2011 Birmingham AL BJCC Arena 02/18/2011 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 02/16/2011 North Charleston SC North Charleston Coliseum 02/16/2011 North Charleston SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center 02/14/2011 Pensacola FL Pensacola Bay Center 02/12/2011 Greenville SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena 02/11/2011 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 02/09/2011 North Little Rock AR Verizon Arena 02/08/2011 Bossier City LA CenturyLink Center 02/01/2011 Wichita KS INTRUST Bank Arena 02/01/2011 Wichita KS INTRUST Bank Arena 01/29/2011 Dayton OH Wright State University Nutter Center 01/28/2011 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 01/28/2011 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 01/26/2011 Toledo OH Huntington Center 01/26/2011 Toledo OH Huntington Center 01/25/2011 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 01/25/2011 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 01/22/2011 Saginaw MI Dow Event Center 01/21/2011 Saginaw MI Dow Event Center 01/15/2011 Detroit MI Ford Field
Kid Rock Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 09/26/2010 Puyallup WA Puyallup Fairgrounds 09/11/2010 08/15/2010 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/14/2010 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/13/2010 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/10/2010 Sturgis SD Buffalo Chip Grounds 08/06/2010 Detroit Lakes MN Soo Pass Ranch 07/31/2010 Chicago IL Soldier Field 07/28/2010 Regina SK Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field 07/24/2010 Foxborough MA Gillette Stadium 07/21/2010 Toronto ON Rogers Centre 07/20/2010 Toronto ON Rogers Centre 07/17/2010 Winnipeg MB Canad Inns Stadium 07/16/2010 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 07/15/2010 Edmonton AB Commonwealth Stadium - Edmonton 07/09/2010 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 02/14/2010 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 02/13/2010 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Kid Rock Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 09/17/2009 Las Vegas NV Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort 09/06/2009 Essex Junction VT Champlain Valley Expo 09/05/2009 Syracuse NY NY State Fair 09/04/2009 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 09/02/2009 New York NY Terminal 5 08/29/2009 Saint Paul MN Minnesota State Fair Grandstand 08/15/2009 Boyne Falls MI Boyne Mountain 08/02/2009 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/01/2009 Bristow VA Nissan Pavilion 07/31/2009 Hershey PA Hersheypark Stadium 07/29/2009 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 07/26/2009 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 07/25/2009 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 07/24/2009 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 07/22/2009 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 07/21/2009 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 07/18/2009 Detroit MI Comerica Park 07/14/2009 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 07/12/2009 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 07/11/2009 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 07/10/2009 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center