Kid Rock has announced the details of a summer U.S. tour for which all tickets will cost just $20. Rock is also working to lower prices on everything from parking to beer to merchandise at every show in every city. The trek begins on June 28th in Bristow, Virginia and winds down on September 15th in Tampa, Florida. Tickets go on sale to the public in selected markets beginning Friday (April 12th) on LiveNation.com.
Rock said, "Everyone knows the economy is still hurting people across the country, but I didn't want that to be a reason why everyone couldn't get out and enjoy themselves on a summer night. So we're going to throw the biggest and best party ever, with prices across the board that are reasonable and transparent. No hidden fees, no gimmicks. We're not sparing any expense on this tour, we're going over the top as always, but that doesn't mean we're going to ask the fans to pay more."
- Support on the trek will come from ZZ Top, Kool And The Gang and Uncle Kracker depending on the show.
- Rock is offering 1,000 "Platinum Tickets" for each show at market prices. These will be for the best seats in the house and are being made available specifically to combat local scalpers in each city.
- The first two rows at each show will also be reserved as free upgrades for randomly selected fans.
- Kid Rock is touring in support of his latest studio album, 2012's Rebel Soul.
- The singer will appear on Tuesday's (April 9th) edition of Chelsea Lately on E!, as well as CNN's Piers Morgan Live this Friday, April 12th.
- Confirmed Kid Rock tour dates (subject to change):
June 28 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
June 29 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
July 2 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
July 5 - Darien, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 6 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 9 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
July 10 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
July 12 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre
July 19 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 20 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 23 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
July 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Desert Sky Pavilion
July 26 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 28 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
July 31 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater
August 3 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
August 9 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
August 10 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
August 11 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
August 24 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 25 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center
August 28 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
August 30 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
September 4 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
September 6 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
September 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
September 10 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
September 14 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
September 15 - Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheater
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- Does this sound like a good deal to you? Would a $20 ticket make you more interested in going to the show?
- Do you feel like the best seats are only going to go to the "platinum ticket" buyers? What do you think of Rock "scalping" his own tickets?
- Should more acts offer this kind of deal?
INTERNET COMMENTS at RollingStone.com -- agree or not?
troof wrote: "come on, regardless of your thoughts on his music, it's great to see someone who's not gouging the hell out of the concert-going public."
rlj1010 wrote: "1,000 platinum tickets? well, that's virtually the entire front tier at every amphitheater! He will be scalping his own tickets. Good luck finding a $20 seat worth sitting in...You will be in the back...behind all those $250+ 'platinum' seats."
doubled wrote: "still too high...how about free? and I'll still take a pass..."
Chet Powell wrote: "Maybe someone should tell the ticket sellers. I just checked Atlanta, Tampa & Charlotte and the typical starting price is $88. What's the old saying? 'If it sounds too good to be true, then maybe it is.'"
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