Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Kid Rock announces $20 summer tour

Kid Rock has announced an extensive summer tour of North America with tickets in all sections going for $20.

Kid Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker Band will hit the road in support of their latest album, “Rebel Soul,” performing under the stars in amphitheaters this summer, beginning June 28th at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia through September 15th at the Live Nation Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida.

Kool & The Gang, ZZ Top, and Uncle Kracker are confirmed as openers on select dates.

Tickets go on sale to the public in select markets beginning this Friday, April 12th on LiveNation.com.

"Everyone knows the economy is still hurting people across the country, but I didn't want that to be a reason why everyone couldn't get out and enjoy themselves on a summer night,” explains Rock. “So we're going to throw the biggest and best party ever, with prices across the board that are reasonable and transparent. No hidden fees, no gimmicks. We're not sparing any expense on this tour, we're going over the top as always, but that doesn't mean we're going to ask the fans to pay more. If this works we're going to play to packed houses of fans who appreciate what we're doing. If it doesn't, might be a long summer. But someone has to go out there and fight these high prices and change things up, and I'm lucky enough that I can afford to take a pay cut. $20. Best night ever."

Kid Rock is reserving the first two rows for every show as free upgrades for lucky fans who will be selected at random.

Paperless tickets are being used where possible to help reduce scalping. Fans will have the option of paper and paperless tickets, but Kid Rock has chosen to use paperless tickets as it is a proven method of getting face value tickets directly into the hands of his real fans so they don't have to pay an astronomical mark up by scalpers.

As an additional method to combat scalping, Kid Rock will be releasing 1000 tickets from each show directly as Platinum Tickets via LiveNation.com. As some of the best seats in the house, Platinum Tickets are market priced tickets. This removes the money making opportunity from scalpers by pricing these select seats at market value. Tickets will be sold directly to fans so not to run the risk of having to purchase from unauthorized third parties. So, yes. Kid Rock is scalping his own tickets so other people can't, which also enables him to keep the ticket prices at $20 while putting on an extravagant production.

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2013 North American tour

Jun 28 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jun 29 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 02 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
Jul 05 - Darien, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 06 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Jul 09 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 10 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
Jul 12 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre
Jul 19 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jul 20 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavillion
Jul 23 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Jul 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Desert Sky Pavilion
Jul 26 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine
Jul 28 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul 31 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Aug 03 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Aug 09 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Aug 10 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Aug 11 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Aug 24 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 25 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center
Aug 28 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Aug 30 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sep 04 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sep 06 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sep 07 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Sep 10 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sep 14 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
Sep 15 - Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheatre

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