KID ROCK announced today he will launch the RED BLOODED ROCK N ROLL REDNECK EXTRAVAGANZA TOUR. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off August 3 in Bangor, ME. Kid Rock will pick up friends Brantley Gilbert and Wheeler Walker Jr. to join him along the way, hitting 15 cities nationwide before wrapping October 12 in West Palm Beach, FL.
On the heels of wrapping his AMERICAN ROCK ‘N ROLL TOUR, which Taste of Country lauded “one of Kid Rock's best tours to date and perhaps one of the best live shows in music today,” the showman will continue to deliver his high-energy, one-of-a-kind live show experience to fans coast-to-coast, cementing his status as one of today’s most exciting performers. The tour will showcase songs from Kid Rock’s blockbuster new album Sweet Southern Sugar (11/3), which has spent 13 weeks inside the Top 10 of the Country Album Sales Chart.
Tickets and VIP packages for the tour will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 13 at 10am local time at www.LiveNation.com. Fan Club members will be able to purchase tickets starting Tuesday, April 10 at 10 am local time.
Additionally, as first reported by Billboard.com, tonight (4/6), Kid Rock will join the WWE Hall of Fame’s Celebrity Wing as a member of the Class of 2018. He’ll be inducted in New Orleans during WrestleMania 34 Week in The Big Easy.
Watch the music video for Kid Rock’s current single “American Rock ‘n Roll” HERE. Featuring iconic footage from American music history, the video continues to resonate with fans garnering 1.7 MILLION views in its first month of release.
ABOUT KID ROCK:
Kid Rock burst onto the music scene in 1998 with his Devil Without a Cause album and hasn't looked back. From hit singles like “Bawitdaba” and “Cowboy” to “Picture” and “All Summer Long,” the recording artist has blazed his own trail in the music world, having sold over 26 million albums to date. Kid Rock holds the Michigan record for most tickets sold with 150,000 for a run of ten consecutive sold-out shows, and recently set the Little Caesars Arena attendance record in his hometown of Detroit with 86,893 attendees in six sold-out shows. Kid Rock remains at the center of media attention in regards to his musical and personal ambitions, leaving his mark in a multitude of genres.
ABOUT BRANTLEY GILBERT:
Back-to-back platinum songwriter Brantley Gilbert brings a heavy load to his kind of country. With 6 #1s – “One Hell Of An Amen,” “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” “Bottoms Up,” “My Kind of Party” and CMA Song of the Year nominee “Dirt Road Anthem” – and the American Music Award for Favorite Country Album for Just As I Am, the Georgia born vocalist hits hard, delivering country that rocks, but also captures the dignity and impact of life lived beyond the city. The Devil Don’t Sleep, his latest, continues blending life-affirming ballads with unrelenting throwdowns, reflect RollingStone.com’s take, calling him, “a brooding, hip-hop influenced rocker with a healthy dose of Gilbert's trademark Southern flourishes, (he) plays the defiant outlaw role.”
ABOUT WHEELER WALKER JR.:
When Wheeler Walker Jr. burst onto the scene in 2016 with his debut album Redneck Shit, most of the country music industry though of him as a joke. They stopped laughing when the album debuted at #9 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Produced by Grammy winner Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell), Wheeler has been taking country music back to its roots. His second album, Ol Wheeler, debuted Top 5 on the Billboard Country Charts. Wheeler has been named checked by everyone from Snoop Dogg to Chris Stapleton. His unique take on country music has certified him a bonafide phenomenon.
Brantley Gilbert joins a long line of country outlaws this summer on Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour this 2011. The aspiring country rocker is hitting the road all summer long to promote his first hit single "Country Must Be Country Wide". Additional Brantley Gilbert tour dates are scheduled at other venues throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on Brantley Gilbert's concert schedule 2011; Use Eventful as your source for Brantley Gilbert tour dates and concert tour information.
Gilbert hails from Jefferson, Georgia and cites his southern roots as the basis for his lyrics. It wasn't until a near fatal car accident in which his truck flipped over several times on the highway that Gilbert realized that life is short and precious. Following a lengthy recovery, he then focused his energies towards his passion and embarked on a full-time career in music. He was picked up for an indie record deal in 2005 and was supposed to release his debut album, A Modern Day Prodigal Son, but he was dropped from the line-up before the album hit stores. Brantley Gilbert toured constantly, and performed as many concerts as venues would have him in order to secure another deal.
Years of constant touring earned Gilbert a record contract with Average Joe's Entertainment who released his debut album in 2009. Although, no singles were released, the album did appear on the Billboard Country Albums chart in 2009 and garnered him attention in and around Nashville. Gilbert was noticed by Jason Aldean who re-recorded Gilbert's "My Kinda Party" for his 2010 album of the same name. The single became a #2 hit for Aldean and legitimated Gilbert as a songwriter. Aldean also recorded the Gilbert penned track, "Dirt Road Anthem", which serves as his current single and is climbing up the Billboard country charts. Brantley Gilbert tour dates were vigorously scheduled throughout the Southeast and he was soon picked up to a major deal with the Valory Music Group.
Gilbert scored his first charting single with "Country Must Be Country Wide", in 2011. The single is currently rising up the country charts and his sophomore album, Halfway to Heaven, has been in stores since 2010. The aspiring country star has been on the road touring for the better part of 2010-11 to promote his records. In addition to individual Brantley Gilbert tour dates, the country rocker has signed on to Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour, which is playing fairgrounds and festivals throughout Summer, 2011. Don't miss a Brantley Gilbert concert or performance; Use Eventful as your source for Brantley Gilbert tour dates and venue information.
With his hit singles and musical style encompassing rap, metal, country, and rock, Kid Rock has proven himself to be one of the most versatile musicians of our generation. Kid Rock has collaborated with everyone from Sheryl Crow to Too $hort, and Willie Nelson to Run DMC. He has several multi-platinum selling albums and he has toured virtually non-stop since he hit the scene twenty years ago. The Kid Rock concert schedule 2011 has been released with Kid Rock tour dates scheduled across the United States this spring and summer.
Kid Rock scored a record contract with Jive records while he was still a teenager; however, his debut album Grits Sandwiches For Breakfast, stalled on the charts in 1990 and he was quickly let go from the label. He spent the better part of the decade releasing EPs and LPs on underground indie labels, waiting for the chance to breakout big. During this time, Kid Rock's sound evolved and he incorporated rock and metal into his raps and hip-hop beats. Kid Rock's live shows were generating recognition for him in his home state of Michigan and in 1997, an A&R exec from Lava/Atlantic Records noticed Kid Rock at a show in Cleveland. Kid Rock signed a deal and production began on his breakout hit album Devil Without A Cause. In true Kid Rock fashion, he butted heads with label execs and sought full creative control over the album's content. The album established Kid Rock's long-stay on the Billboard charts and in the entertainment industry. The album was certified diamond status for selling in excess of ten million copies in the United States and earned Kid Rock a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 2000. To capitalize on his new found success, Kid Rock re-released tracks from his earlier work and released the complication album, The History of Rock, in 2000. The album was certified double platinum and Kid Rock toured in support of both albums. Kid Rock tour dates were booked at the Summer Sanatarium Tour with Metallica and Korn in 2000.
Kid Rock continued to evolve his musical stylings and released his follow-up, Cocky, in 2001. This album featured country and southern rock singles alongside the rap-rock style that made him famous. The album was a sleeper success and sales picked up when he released the single, "Picture," his country duet with pop-rock star Sheryl Crow. The record startled his label who thought it ran contrary to his bad boy image. However, Kid Rock proved them wrong as the single remains his highest charting Billboard Hot 100 release to date. The 2001 Kid Rock concert schedule featured a headlining stint on the "Cocky Tour," with Lit and Tenacious D. In that same year, Kid Rock tour dates were booked as the opening act for Aerosmith on their "Girls of Summer" Tour.
Kid Rock returned to the studio and released a new self-titled album in 2003. The album abandoned Rock's signature rap-metal sound and focused primarily on country and southern rock elements. Kid Rock continued to play live shows but made limited appearances until he released his 2007 hit album, Rock and Roll Jesus. The album featured his first international hit, "All Summer Long," and marked his transition into a southern rocker. The album was his first #1 on the Billboard 200 and was certified three times platinum. Kid Rock tour dates were scheduled and he embarked on the 2007-2008 "Rock'n Roll Revival Tour" featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd and the 2008 "Rock n Roll Revival European Tour".
Kid Rock is back on tour in support of 2010's "Born Free," album. The Kid Rock concert schedule has the rocker touring the US throughout the spring and summer. Whether you like to jam to his metal rap material that brought him fame, or you prefer his southern rock hits and country ballads, make sure you don't miss out on Kid Rock tour dates in your area: use Eventful as your source for Kid Rock tour dates and concert schedule updates!