Kid Rock fans are going to have a lot to look forward to next year. The Detroit rocker/rapper has just announced that he’ll be releasing a new album, tilted First Kiss, on February 24. Mr. Rock also revealed that he’ll be hitting the road in the summer to promote the record with his Twisted Brown Trucker band with a tour that’ll be “even more ambitious” than his 2013 “Best Night Ever” tour. For those of you who may not remember, Rock famously took a pay cut and made deals with vendors to ensure that ticket prices and merchandise for the 2013 show series stayed at $20 and beers went for a legendary four bucks a pop. No word yet on the exact details for the 2015 tour, though Rock is already set to play the Birds Next Phoenix Open in Arizona on January 30 and his Chillin’ the Most Cruise, which will sail from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico from March 2 to 6. Fans can also probably expect a lengthy stint at the Motor City area venue DTE Energy Music Theatre, which was home to an eight-show run back in 2013. We’ll let you know when more details are announced.
Born Robert Ritchie, Kid Rock is a multi-instrumentalist who came up as an independent act in the Detroit’s hip-hop community during the early 90s. In the late 90s, he found mainstream success as part of the rap-rock trend. His 1998 album, Devil Without a Cause, has been certified platinum 11 times. Since then Rock has continued to expand and evolve his musical style, incorporating more Southern Rock and Country elements into his sound — earning him more respect from critics, a larger fanbase, and massive record sales. He’s estimated to have sold over 25 million records.