Rap-rocker Kid Rock, whose afternoon set at Woodstock '99 was widely
considered one of the festival's highlights, will celebrate his long-in-coming
mainstream success with an extensive North American tour this fall.
Hard rockers Powerman 5000 will open.
After several isolated Kid Rock shows in September including a
Sept. 10 bill with the Foo Fighters, Busta Rhymes and Primus at the
Gravity Games, an extreme-sports festival in Providence, R.I.
the tour will kick off in earnest in Kid Rock's home state, Michigan.
Following the Oct. 20 tour opener in Kalamazoo, Kid Rock and Twisted
Brown Trucker, his backing band, are scheduled to head across the U.S.,
playing a single Canadian date (Oct. 25 in Toronto). Dates are confirmed
so far through Nov. 11 in Orlando, Fla.
Shortly after Woodstock, Kid Rock (born Bob Ritchie) said he knew his
performance had been special.
"You put 60 bands onstage over three days to millions of people, you
really get to see something that stands out," he said. "And I know I
stood out, without trying to sound too cocky. Because that was 10 years
of hard work and talent. I finally got to display it, solidify everything
I've ever worked for."
Kid Rock's first album, Grit Sandwiches for Breakfast, came out
in 1990. But he toiled largely in obscurity until the release of Devil
Without a Cause (1998), which remains a top-10 album on the Billboard
200 albums chart more than a year later. It includes the hits "Cowboy,"
excerpt), "Bawitdaba" (RealAudio
excerpt) and "I Am the Bullgod" (RealAudio
Kid Rock is scheduled to perform "Cowboy" on Late Show With David
Letterman Wednesday, according to his record company, Atlantic.
Kid Rock Tour Dates:
Sept. 10; Providence, R.I.; Providence Civic Center
Sept. 11; Virginia Beach, Va.; Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Sept. 17; Englewood, Colo.; Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
Sept. 18; Peoria; Ariz.; Peoria Sports Complex
Oct. 20; Kalamazoo, Mich.; Wings Stadium
Oct. 22; Chicago, Ill.; Aragon Theatre
Oct. 23; Auburn Hills, Mich.; Palace of Auburn Hills
Oct. 25; Toronto, Ontario; Warehouse
Oct. 27; Lowell, Mass.; Tsongas Arena
Oct. 28, Philadelphia, Pa.; Electric Factory
Oct. 30; Fairfax, Va.; Patriot Center
Nov. 2; New York, N.Y.; Hammerstein Ballroom
Nov. 4; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; House of Blues
Nov. 5; Atlanta, Ga.; Tabernacle
Nov. 7; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Nov. 11; Orlando, Fla.; UCF Arena