Kid Rock To Headline Fall Tour With Powerman 5000

Rap/rocker to play a few shows in September and start trek in earnest in October.

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,"

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excerpt) and "I Am the Bullgod" (RealAudio

excerpt).

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