Ted Nugent made a surprise appearance during the opening night of Kid Rock’s record-setting 10 sold-out show home stand at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit, MI on August 7.
The Michigan natives shared the stage late in Rock’s 2-hour set, with the host preparing to launch into “Cat Scratch Fever” before Nugent bolted on stage to take over.
“LORD HAVE MERCY!!,” posted Nugent after the concert. “The mighty MotorCity Madhouse LIVES & Kid Rock & his killer band make all Detroit/American rockers very very proud! Amazing opening night of their record breaking 10night sellout run at PineKnob North of Detroit!
“I figured I could take a quick break from fishing, grab ol killer Byrdland Blackie & show the boys how to krankout the Motown guitar classic CATSACRATCHFEVER with maxximum piss&vinegar ultra attitude & SpiritWild! Damn that was crazyFUN! It's only Rock-N-Roll but I like it! KidRock is my sonic bombast BloodBrother!! YOWZA!!”
Rock’s other guest on opening night was his son, Bobby Jr., who joined the singer for an encore version of "Good Time Lookin' For Me."
Part of Rock’s summer tour with Foreigner in support of his latest album, “First Kiss”, the dates shatter previous ticket sale records for the state of Michigan, previously held by Garth Brooks at approximately 107,000 tickets; the shows will see Kid Rock sell over 145,000 while also breaking the record for most consecutive dates at the venue, formerly held by Bob Seger.
“First Kiss” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart in the spring with opening week sales of 146,000 copies.
The follow-up to 2012’s “Rebel Soul” was produced by Rock – with the exception of two songs which were co-produced by Dann Huff – and was recorded at his studio in Michigan.
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