Kid Rock is not known as a progressive, either politically or when it comes to digital music. It took until November 2012 before he allowed new releases to be sold on iTunes. But from the start, he has been a leader in one core portion of the new music industry paradigm: to know and serve your fans.
So, this summer Kid Rock hits the road for a tour of that's sure to cement his relationship with fans on a budget.
Promoted by Live Nation, tickets for all seats and all sections for the tour will be offered for just $20 dollars. In addition, steps are being taken at all tour dates to lower the prices for everything from beer and merch to parking. Venues will be offering $4 dollar draft beers and value food packages for the tour.
The tour is partnering with some Wal-Mart locations to offer twenty dollar "all in" tickets that include ticket fees and parking.
The tour kicks off on June 28th at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia and will run through September 15th at the Live Nation Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida with three special shows at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Kid Rock's hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Kool & The Gang, ZZ Top, and Uncle Kracker are confirmed as support acts on select dates.
Kid Rock is touring in support of his 10th album, Rebel Soul and will be promoting the tour with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on April 8th as well as appearing with Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino on Piers Morgan Live on April 12th.
The full list of Kid Rock tour dates
Jun 28 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jun 29 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 02 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
Jul 05 - Darien, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 06 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Jul 09 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 10 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
Jul 12 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre
Jul 19 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jul 20 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavillion
Jul 23 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Jul 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Desert Sky Pavilion
Jul 26 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine
Jul 28 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul 31 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Aug 03 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Aug 09 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Aug 10 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Aug 11 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Aug 24 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 25 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center
Aug 28 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Aug 30 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sep 04 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sep 06 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sep 07 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Sep 10 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sep 14 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
Sep 15 - Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheatre
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