Kid Rock (vocals/guitar), Pardime (DJ), Aaron Julison (bass), Marlon Young (guitar), Jason Krause (guitar), Stefanie Eulinberg (drums) Jimmie Bones (keyboard)
Kid Rock has completed recording his new album, Rebel Soul. The album will be in stores November 19th.
"Rebel Soul" is a return to form for Rock who with this album cements his place as the premier genre-hopping rock and roller of all time. The album was produced by Kid Rock.
The first single "Let's Ride" will be at radio imminently.
Kid Rock announces today the first 3 months of his "BORN FREE" tour that comes in support of his new album that hits stores today. The kickoff of the tour comes in the form of a 40th birthday party Kid Rock is throwing for himself with 60,000 of his closest friends, at Detroit 's Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions football team. The stadium will be renamed "40 Field" in honor of the occasion. The special show will include surprise guests and plenty of surprises. Tickets for the Detroit celebration will go on sale November 26th, tickets for the tour will go on sale December 3rd and 4th depending on the market through all the usual outlets.
As usual Kid Rock will be backed by his own excellent Twisted Brown Trucker Band. Following the Detroit celebration the tour wraps around the country, hitting arenas throughout the country with this first leg of the tour ending March 12th in Memphis , TN. This is just the beginning of a busy touring year for Kid Rock, who plans to add more dates later in the year. The headlining tour will also feature very special guest Jamey Johnson, whose new album "The Guitar Song" has been drawing rave reviews from fans and critics alike.
This tour comes in support of Kid Rock's just released album "Born Free" which is being released amongst a flurry of promotion. After shaking up the European Music Awards in Madrid last week and the CMA Awards on November 10th, Kid Rock will appear on the live broadcast of the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 21st. A documentary titled "Kid Rock: Born Free" will start airing across MTV, Vh1, and CMT on November 16th, adding to the huge visibility leading up to the release provided by TNT and ESPN sports campaigns featuring the album's first single, "Born Free." The companion video to the song is already receiving accolades across the channels after debuting last week. The album, which will not be available via iTunes, will be available at all major retailers including Target, Wal-Mart, Meijer, Amazon, and FYE and also at, for the first time ever, non-traditional retailers Little Caesars, Radio Shack, and Boot Barn, as well as on www.KidRock.com.
Kid Rock's last album "Rock N Roll Jesus," released in 2007, debuted at #1 and stayed in the charts for 100 weeks, becoming the biggest selling Rock album of 2008. His hit single "All Summer Long" hit #1 in 8 countries and provided Kid Rock the opportunity to expand his huge touring base outside of America . Kid Rock has a unique ability to genre-hop, marking his territory everywhere. He hosted last years CMT Awards (whose ratings rose 19% over the previous year) and performed at events ranging from the Grammy's to the VMAs, EMAs and CMAs to the Hip Hop Honors. He has performed for and visited troops overseas numerous times, and remains one of entertainments most vocal supporters of our soldiers abroad. In the past year he has entered into a unique partnership with Jim Beam, while at the same time expanding his philanthropic efforts through his own Kid Rock Foundation.
KID ROCK'S "BORN FREE TOUR" 2011
w/ Very Special Guest Jamey Johnson.
A month ago, if anyone had told me I'd be standing in the middle of a crowd watching Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd perform at Charlotte , NC 's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, I probably would have laughed hysterically. After all, my gun rack's broken, and I seem to have misplaced the top to my rebel flag bikini. However, that's exactly where I found myself last Sunday night! The Rock & Rebels 2009 Tour, starring Kid Rock and Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd, rolled into town last weekend, and I just couldn't resist heading out to see it!
Now for anyone who has never been to a Skynyrd show, especially one in the south, I must say it could only be described as a "unique cultural experience". There was no shortage of rebel flags or almost cartoonishly over-the-top expressions of patriotism and southern pride. Indeed, I knew it was going to be an interesting evening when singer, Johnny Van Zant announced (perhaps a little too late) that it was "time to get redneck", but not even I could deny the incredible performance that shined onstage in spite of the slightly uncomfortable atmosphere in the crowd. I arrived just as Skynyrd began to play "Simple Man", a favorite tune of mine and one that I was excited to hear live, and was overcome by their heartfelt rendition of it. In fact, Lynyrd Skynyrd's performance was full of such southern musical gems. These 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees did what they do best, displaying their impressive musicianship, and putting on a highly spirited show all in the name of dear ol' Dixie.
The real treat of the evening for me, however, was the equally impressive, unbelievably electric performance of Kid Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker band! The stage could barely hold the enormous amount of energy pouring out of this group of highly skilled, multi-talented musicians. Kid Rock delighted female audience members with his sexy swagger and badboy style while belting out tunes like "So Hott" and "Rock N Roll Jesus", and at one point, proved himself to be a true "American Badass" by playing every instrument on the stage. He even showed off his DJ skills on the turntables! Not to worry, guys. There was plenty of eye candy for male audience members as well in the form of his two gorgeous backup singers, one of whom with which Kid Rock performed the popular duet, "Picture". My verdict? From elaborate pyrotechnics to good old fashioned make-a-sunday-school-teacher-want-to-steal-a-chevy-and-make-out-in-the-back-seat kind of rock n' roll, Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd's Rock & Rebels 2009 tour is as good as it gets! Do yourself a favor, and catch it before it's over!
Story by Azlana Darque ©2009.