In a time when concert tickets are so expensive Madonna tells her fans to “start saving” in advance, rocker Kid Rock announced Monday that his U.S. summer tour will offer all tickets for just $20.
Kid Rock’s “$20 Best Night Ever” tour, which will stop at 29 U.S. locations, will also star Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band, with Kool & The Gang, ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker making special appearances on select dates, according to the musician's website.
The rocker is offering more than just discounted reserved seating and lawn ticket prices, also announcing that $4 draft beer, free coffee and discounted merchandise and food will also be available. Unidentified special Walmart locations are also expected to be offering a $20 ticket package for fans that includes no additional fees or parking charges.
Tickets to the shows, which kick off in Bristow, Va., at Jiffy Lube Lives on June 28, and end in Tampa, Fla., at the Live Nation Amphitheatre on Sept. 15, are available at Livenation.com.
Kid Rock said it was his decision to take a pay cut and that he made the tickets more affordable to benefit those struggling during the tough economic period.
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“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. So we're going to throw the biggest and best party ever, with prices across the board that are reasonable and transparent,” noted Rock, who said despite lower costs, the concerts will still be premium entertainment.
“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,” Rock added.
Fans of the rock star were already pouring out appreciation for the lower ticket prices Tuesday on the singer’s website. “You have the biggest heart, more talent that I have seen in anyone, and you need to know how much people appreciate you,” said Schelley Gosselin, who commented that she couldn’t afford to see the singer during his last tour due to financial constraints.
“This is so cool! I thought $59 per ticket was reasonable for the 2-hour kick a— concert you and the TBT Band put out there every night…So looking forward to the outdoor party…it WILL be ‘The Best Night Ever’!! [sic]” said commenter JoBabs.
KID ROCK 2013 U.S. TOUR DATES
DATE - CITY/STATE - VENUE - SUPPORT
Jun 28 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live w/ Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker
Jun 29 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center w/ Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker
Jul 02 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center w/ Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker
Jul 05 - Darien, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center w/ Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker
Jul 06 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain w/ Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker
Jul 09 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center w/ Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker
Jul 10 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center w/ Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker
Jul 12 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre w/ Uncle Kracker & TBD
Jul 19 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion w/ Uncle Kracker & TBD
Jul 20 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavillion w/ Uncle Kracker & TBD
Jul 23 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater w/ Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker
Jul 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Desert Sky Pavilion w/ Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker
Jul 26 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine w/ Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker
Jul 28 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre w/ ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Jul 31 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre w/ ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Aug 03 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre w/ ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Aug 09 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater w/ ZZ Top
Aug 10 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater w/ ZZ Top
Aug 11 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater w/ ZZ Top
Aug 24 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater w/ ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Aug 25 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center w/ ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Aug 28 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center w/ ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Aug 30 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre w/ ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 04 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center w/ ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 06 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts w/ ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 07 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion w/ ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 10 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 14 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood w/ ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker
Sep 15 - Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheatre w/ ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker