Thursday, November 18, 2010
– Kid Rock will tour the U.S. this winter with Jamey Johnson serving as his opening act.
Kid Rock announced the tour this week, the same wee he released his CD , "Born Free," which is trying to gain a foothold in the country market.
The kickoff of the tour comes in the form of a 40th birthday party Kid Rock is throwing for himself with 60,000 of his closest friends, at Detroit's Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions football team. The stadium will be renamed "40 Field" in honor of the occasion. The special show will include surprise guests. Tickets for the Detroit celebration will go on sale Nov. 26. Tickets for the tour will go on sale Dec. 3 and 4, depending on the market.
Kid Rock will be backed by his own Twisted Brown Trucker Band. Following the Detroit celebration the tour wraps around the country, hitting arenas throughout the country with this first leg of the tour ending March 12 in Memphis.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 15 Detroit, MI Ford Field ( B-Day Show)
Jan. 21 Saginaw, MI Dow Events Center
Jan. 25 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel
Jan. 26 Toledo, OH Huntington Center
Jan. 28 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Jan. 29 Dayton, OH Nutter Center
Feb. 1 Wichita, KS Intrust Arena
Feb. 8 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center
Feb. 9 Little Rock, AR Verizon Wireless Arena
Feb. 10 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Feb. 12 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
Feb. 14 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
Feb. 16 N. Charleston, SC N. Charleston Coliseum
Feb. 18 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Feb. 19 Birmingham, AL BJCC
Feb. 22 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Feb. 23 Huntington, WV Big Sandy's
Feb. 25 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Feb. 26 Chicago, IL United Center
Feb. 28 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic
Feb. 1 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
March 4 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center
March 5 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
March 8 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock
March 9 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
March 11 Jackson, MS Mississippi Coliseum
March 12 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
More dates will be added later this year.