Kid Rock Engineers A Longer Pain Train Tour

Puddle of Mudd will open several shows beginning January 22 in Michigan.

Want to know why Kid Rock's calling his spring trek the Rock 'n' Roll Pain Train 2004 Tour? Just listen to his new single, "Cold and Empty."

The ballad describes the frustration of leaving loved ones behind to tour, beginning with the verse "Maybe I've been on the road too long/ Livin' my life through these songs/ I guess lovin' a music man/ Really wasn't in your plans."

Kid Rock still puts music first, having nearly doubled the number of dates originally announced for his upcoming tour, according to a statement released Wednesday (January 14).

The Rock 'n' Roll Pain Train 2004 Tour will kick off with previously announced, sold-out shows at Wendler Arena in Saginaw, Michigan, on January 22 and 23 (see "Kid Rock Taking His Twangy New Album On The Road"). So far, the outing is slated through April 10 in Tampa, Florida, but more dates may be added.

Puddle of Mudd will open some of the shows (see "Puddle Of Mudd Team Up With Kid Rock, Switch Gears On Next Single"), with other openers to be named.

Rock will again perform with his Twisted Brown Trucker Band, which includes DJ Uncle Kracker. After the tour, Kracker will hit the road on his own, opening country star Kenny Chesney's Guitars, Tiki Bars + A Whole Lotta Love Tour from June 3 to September 10 (see "Uncle Kracker To Bring The Bliss On Third Solo Album").

Video plans for "Cold and Empty" are being finalized.

Rock 'n' Roll Pain Train 2004 Tour dates, according to Atlantic Records:

  • 1/22 - Saginaw, MI @ Wendler Arena

  • 1/23 - Saginaw, MI @ Wendler Arena

  • 1/30 - Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena

  • 1/31 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Wachovia Arena

  • 2/5 - Dayton, OH @ Hara Arena

  • 2/6 - Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium

  • 2/7 - Duluth, GA @ Arena at Gwinnett Center

  • 2/12 - Chattanooga, TN @ McKenzie Arena

  • 2/13 - Charlotte, NC @ Cricket Arena

  • 2/14 - Raleigh, NC @ RBC Center

  • 2/19 - Fort Worth, TX @ Convention Center (with Puddle of Mudd)

  • 2/20 - North Little Rock, AR @ Alltel Arena (with Puddle of Mudd)

  • 2/21 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

  • 2/26 - Johnson City, TN @ Freedom Hall Civic Center (with Puddle of Mudd)

  • 2/27 - Louisville, KY @ Freedom Hall (with Puddle of Mudd)

  • 2/28 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena (with Puddle of Mudd)

  • 3/4 - Bossier City, LA @ CenturyTel Center (with Puddle of Mudd)

  • 3/5 - New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena (with Puddle of Mudd)

  • 3/6 - Memphis, TN @ The Pyramid (with Puddle of Mudd)

  • 3/11 - Toledo, OH @ Toledo Sports Arena

  • 3/12 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena

  • 3/13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center

  • 3/25 - Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills (with Puddle of Mudd)

  • 4/1 - Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center

  • 4/2 - Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa Convention Center

  • 4/3 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center

  • 4/8 - Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Civic Center

  • 4/9 - Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena

  • 4/10 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome