Sunday, January 16, 2011

VIDEO: Kid Rock rocks 60,000 in Detroit

I’m stating the obvious here, but Kid Rock knows how to throw a party.

Kid threw one helluva big one on Saturday at Detroit’s Ford Field, kicking off his “Born Free” tour while celebrating his 40th birthday with 60,000 of his closest friends (Rock turns 40 on Monday).

The Detroit Free Press reports the event was “part stadium spectacle, part nostalgic retrospective, the marathon show explored the breadth of Rock's two-decade catalog, neatly tucking his vintage risqué rap alongside the meatier rock fare of his new "Born Free."

In a night that featured plenty of star power – video messages from Conan O’Brien, Jon Stewart and Jay Leno – there were live musical collaborations with Peter Wolf ("Detroit Breakdown"), Martina McBride ("Care") and the Rev. Run ("Walk This Way") – but it was Sheryl Crow who stood out. She joined Rock for a rare live duet on their hit "Picture" and stuck around for a frisky performance of Free's "All Right Now," including a bout of close dancing that got the crowd shrieking.

From there it was sheer adrenaline: Rock went bare-chested for a typically raucous "Bawitdaba" and pulled out the stops for "Rock N Roll Jesus," final tunes in the show's regular set.

Hitting his encore at full stride, Rock was greeted by model Cindy Crawford and her husband, Rande Gerber, who led a toast and round of "Happy Birthday." Detroiter Anita Baker took the stage for a rousing rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Check out the full review at the Detroit Free Press here.

Kid Rock
Ford Field - Detroit, MI
January 15, 2011

"Cowboy"/"Theme From Dukes of Hazzard ("Good Ol' Boys")
"God Bless Saturday"
"Welcome 2 the Party (Ode 2 the Old School)"
"All Summer Long"
"Slow My Roll"
"Good To Be Me" (with Uncle Kracker)
"Purple Sky"
"You Never Met a Motherf***er Quite Lke Me"
"American Bad Ass"
"Centerfold"/"Detroit Breakdown" (with Peter Wolf)
"Care" (with Martina McBride)
"Amen" (partial)
Medley: "Rock Box"/"King of Rock"/"Walk This Way" (with Rev. Run)
"Flyin' High"
"Rock Bottom Blues"
Medley: "Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp"/Yo-Da-Lin in the Valley"/"Feel This"/"Fist of Rage"/"I Am the Bullgod"/"Where U At, Rock?"/"Forever"
"Picture" (with Sheryl Crow)
"All Right Now" (with Crow)
"Collide" (with Crow)
"Rock N Roll Jesus"

"3 Sheets to the Wind"
"The Star Spangled Banner" (by Anita Baker)
"Born Free"

Kid Rock w/Peter Wolf – Detroit Breakdown
Ford Field – Detroit, MI – January 15, 2011

Kid Rock w/Rev. Run – Rock Box / King of Rock / Walk This Way
Ford Field – Detroit, MI – January 15, 2011

Kid Rock w/Sheryl Crow – Picture / All Right Now
Ford Field – Detroit, MI – January 15, 2011

Kid Rock – Born Free
Ford Field – Detroit, MI – January 15, 2011

See also:

Kid Rock wins, performs at People’s Choice Awards
Kid Rock talks about ‘Born Free’
Kid Rock upset over ticket scalpers
Kid Rock: 40th Birthday Bash sells out in 19 minutes
Kid Rock plays NFL Thanksgiving Halftime Show