Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kid Rock: 40th Birthday Bash sells out in 19 minutes

Kid Rock is a hot ticket in his hometown.

The Detroit Free Press reports that tickets sold out in 19 minutes, Friday morning, for Kid Rock’s January 15 birthday concert at Ford Field.

More than 45,000 seats, including several thousand purchased in a private presale earlier this week, were snatched up.

A second Ford Field date will not be added, a show representative said.

Fans who came up empty aren’t necessarily out of luck if they’re determined to attend the event, a 40th birthday celebration that’s expected to include a star-powered guest list.

There remain a limited number of $300 VIP packages, which include frills such as a Kid Rock football jersey and exclusive bar access. And dozens of tickets have already popped up at the resale site, with asking prices that range from $90 to more than $1,000.

Friday’s Ford Field feat is just the latest highlight in Rock’s increasingly impressive hometown résumé: In the past 14 months, his shows in metro Detroit have tallied more than 180,000 tickets — which would amount to 12 sold-out concerts at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Kid Rock – Cowboy (1998)