Some people celebrate their 40th birthday with a nice dinner out, maybe a trip to Las Vegas or an extravagant purchase like a car they really can't afford. Kid Rock, as you must surely have noticed at this point, is not most people.
That's why the American Badass is tipping his hat to the big 4-0 with the biggest headlining date of his career at Detroit's Ford Field, his hometown 60,000-seat football stadium, as part of the upcoming tour in support of his new album, Born Free.
With country outlaw Jamey Johnson set to open the first leg of the tour, Rock will get things started right on January 15 with the blowout gig at the home of the Detroit Lions, which will be renamed "40 Field" for the night in honor of Rock's b-day. According to a press release announcing the tour, fans can expect surprise guests to join Rock at the gig, with tickets going on sale November 26.
From there, Rock and his trusty Twisted Brown Trucker band will hit the road hard through mid-March, with dates in Ohio, Kansas, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee and Georgia, with the initial round of gigs currently scheduled to wind down March 12 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. More dates are planned later in the year.
Rock will appear live at the American Music Awards on Sunday, and a new documentary about him, "Kid Rock: Born Free," will start airing on MTV, VH1 and CMT on Tuesday night (November 16).
Kid Rock's Born Free tour dates:
» 1/15 - Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
» 1/21 - Saginaw, MI @ Dow Events Center
» 1/25 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
» 1/26 - Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center
» 1/28 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
» 1/29 - Dayton, OH @ Nutter Center
» 2/1 - Wichita, KS @ Intrust Arena
» 2/8 - Bossier City, LA @ CenturyTel Center
» 2/9 - Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Wireless Arena
» 2/11 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
» 2/12 - Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center
» 2/14 - Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Civic Center
» 2/16 - North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
» 2/18 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
» 2/19 - Birmingham, AL @ BJCC
» 2/22 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
» 2/23 - Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy's
» 2/25 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
» 2/26 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
» 2/28 - Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic
» 3/1 - Evansville, IN @ Roberts Stadium
» 3/4 - Atlanta, GA @ Gwinnett Center
» 3/5 - Orlando, FL @ UCF Arena
» 3/8 - Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock
» 3/9 - Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena
» 3/11 - Jackson, MS @ Mississippi Coliseum
» 3/12 - Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
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