More About Kid Rock
Kid Rock is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, musician, record producer, and actor. In a career spanning over 20 years, Rock’s musical style has alternated between rock, hip hop, and country. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist who can play every instrument in his backing band, Twisted Brown Trucker, he has overseen his own production on nine of his eleven studio albums.
Kid Rock started his professional music career as a self-taught rapper and DJ, releasing his debut album Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast in 1990 on the major record label Jive; his subsequent independent releases The Polyfuze Method and Early Mornin’ Stoned Pimp saw him developing a more distinctive style which was fully realized on his 1998 album Devil Without a Cause; this and his subsequent album Cocky were noted for blending elements of hip hop, country, rock and heavy metal. Starting with his 2010 album Born Free, the country music style has dominated his musical direction, and since 2007’s Rock n Roll Jesus until 2017’s Sweet Southern Sugar, he has not recorded any rap-influenced tracks.
In January 2018, the National Hockey League announced Kid Rock as the headlining entertainer for their January 28 All-Star Game, sparking negative online responses from hockey fans. Hockey player Jeremy Roenick praised the choice and condemned Kid Rock’s critics, saying, “Kid Rock is the most talented musician, I think ever, on the planet, because you can put any instrument in your hand or on your mouth and you can play anything and rock a house and sing any kind of genre.”
It was also announced that, in March 2018, Kid Rock would perform on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s final tour before the Southern rock band retired, alongside Hank Williams Jr., Bad Company, the Marshall Tucker Band and 38 Special. Kid Rock released his first greatest hits album titled Greatest Hits: You Never Saw Coming on September 21, 2018.
Kid Rock’s music is noted for its eclectic sound, which draws from genres such as hip hop, rap rock, rap metal, hard rock, heavy metal, Southern rock, country, nu metal, blues, funk and soul. Kid Rock’s music has been described by Pitchfork as a cross between Run-DMC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and AC/DC. MTV compared Kid Rock’s songs “I Am the Bullgod” and “Roving Gangster (Rollin’)” to a cross between Alice in Chains and Public Enemy.
Kid Rock 2019 Tour Dates
8/10: Treasure Island Event Center in Welch, MN;
9/6: DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI;
9/7: DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI;
9/13: DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI;
9/14: DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI;
9/20: PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC;
9/21: Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA;
9/27: Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, IN;
10/4: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – MO in Maryland Heights, MO;
10/5: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Tinley Park in Tinley Park, IL.