Puddle Of Mudd Team Up With Kid Rock, Switch Gears On Next Single

Band to open nine shows for Kid Rock, beginning February 19 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Puddle of Mudd had already lined up their headlining tour with Smile Empty Soul when they got the phone call — Kid Rock wanted the group to open for him at select shows. So Puddle did what any band that has an already busy itinerary would do — they said yes.

The first of nine shows with the Kid will take place February 19 in Fort Worth, Texas, almost a month after the beginning of Puddle of Mudd's headlining tour. All of the band's dates with Kid Rock were scheduled in two- and three-day stretches so the band didn't have to reconfigure too many of its own shows. Cities include Little Rock, Arkansas; Louisville, Kentucky; Grand Rapids, Michigan; New Orleans and Memphis. The final show with Kid Rock is March 25 in Detroit. The last of 35 performances with Smile Empty Soul will be March 22 in Washington, D.C.

Playing seesaw with major tours hasn't been the only recent conundrum in the Puddle camp. After leaning toward releasing "Spin You Around" as their new single (see "Puddle Of Mudd To Spin Out Acoustic, Live Albums"), the guys have decided to go with "Heel Over Head" instead. The song will be sent to radio in mid to late February, and the band plans to shoot a video in the next two weeks.

Puddle of Mudd tour dates, according to Geffen Records:

  • 1/23 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre

  • 1/24 - Lubbock, TX @ The Pavillion

  • 1/26 - McAllen, TX @ Villa Real Conv. Ctr.

  • 1/27 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa

  • 1/28 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre

  • 1/30 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Event Center

  • 1/31 - Columbia, MO @ Blue Note

  • 2/2 - Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre

  • 2/3 - Jacksonville, FL @ Plush

  • 2/4 - Raleigh, NC @ Disco Rodeo

  • 2/6 - North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

  • 2/7 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

  • 2/8 - Knoxville, TN @ Blue Cats

  • 2/10 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

  • 2/11 - Springfield, MO @ Remington's Niteclub

  • 2/12 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom

  • 2/14 - Galveston, TX @ Mardi Gras

  • 2/16 - El Paso, TX @ Club XCape

  • 2/17 - Amarillo, TX @ Aztec Music Hall

  • 2/19 - Fort Worth, TX @ Tarrant County Coliseum (with Kid Rock)

  • 2/20 - Little Rock, AR @ The Alltel Arena (with Kid Rock)

  • 2/22 - Toledo, OH @ Headliners

  • 2/23 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's

  • 2/24 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

  • 2/26 - Johnson City, TN @ Freedom Hall Civic Center (with Kid Rock)

  • 2/27 - Louisville, KY @ Freedom Hall (with Kid Rock)

  • 2/28 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Adel Arena (with Kid Rock)

  • 3/1 - Madison, WI @ Barrymore

  • 3/2 - Springfield, IL @ State Fairgrounds

  • 3/4 - Bossier City, LA @ Century Tel Arena (with Kid Rock)

  • 3/5 - New Orleans, LA @ Lakefront Arena (with Kid Rock)

  • 3/6 - Memphis, TN @ Pyramid (with Kid Rock)

  • 3/8 - Urbana, IL @ Canopy

  • 3/9 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

  • 3/10 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's

  • 3/12 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Dome Theatre

  • 3/13 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street

  • 3/14 - Albany, NY @ Saratoga Winners

  • 3/16 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's at the Strand

  • 3/17 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

  • 3/19 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

  • 3/20 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre

  • 3/22 - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club

  • 3/25 - Detroit, MI @ The Palace (with Kid Rock)