Kid Rock Adds Detroit Concert To 2011 Tour Dates, Talks New Album [VIDEO]
If there's anything that's a guaranteed sell out, it's a Kid Rock show at Comerica Park. Detroit's native son will be performing at least one show there this August and this time he's bringing another hard partying (and red) rocker along for the ride .
Kid Rock announced an August 12th tour stop at Comerica in grand fashion yesterday after paddle-boarding across the Detroit River to Belle Isle's beach with former Red Wing Chris Chelios and current team captain Nik Lidstrom. Rock exclaimed that the show will be a daylong celebration of Detroit and was also excited to be bringing openers Sammy Hagar and The Wabos to town. Rock said that just the Friday show is currently on the books, but added they have the whole weekend reserved. He was trying to be modest but if history has shown us anything the first show will sell out and at least one other show will be added.
Tickets will range in price from $30-$79.50 and upper deck six packs will sell for $99, they will go on sale @ 10 am June 11 at Tickets.com, the stadium box office and select Meijer stores. Details on VIP packages, which will include a customized Kid Rock Detroit Tigers jersey, will be announced. Kid Rock Congregation members should stay tuned to The KRC homepage for more information about a presale when it is available.
After the press conference Kid Rock spoke briefly with Billboard about already planning for his next album despite releasing 'Born Free' just 7 months ago:
"We've already started writing for the next record and talking about the feel and where we want to go with it. I think 'Born Free' was kind of a transitional record with [producer] Rick Rubin and going into the rootsy, American blues/rock 'n' roll vibe. I'd kind of like to go back to something like maybe a 'Cocky' feel -- that record, but knowing more now and trying to put those elements together. [I'm aiming to blend] some really good, fun rock songs to some of the country stuff to some of the mix of hip-hop and rock and blues and try to make a nice mix of a record. But a fun record, not serious. Rick Rubin made me a little serious."