The rap-rocker turned bonafide country crooner Kid Rock has just announced his first ever show dates on Australian soil, supporting no less than the stadium-rock legends Bon Jovi on their December tour.
Rock burst into superstardom with his 1998 rap-metal breakout album Devil Without A Cause and landed a #1 in Australia (and seven other countries) with the hit single ‘All Summer Long’, taken from 2007’s Rock & Roll Jesus. He’s currently promoting his tenth album, Rebel Soul.
Tickets for Kid Rock’s shows with Bon Jovi will be available from noon on Sunday 12 May:
Saturday 7 December – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne VIC Wednesday 11 December – AAMI Stadium, Adelaide SA Saturday 14 December – ANZ Stadium, Sydney NSW Tuesday 17 December – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane QLD
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Fans of Kid Rock have an opportunity to see one of his two percussionists Saturday at Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte.
Larry Fratangelo is prepping for a concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the high school and a summer tour with Kid Rock beginning in June.
Tickets for the concert at the high school are $5. Tickets for the upcoming tour at DTE Energy Music Theatre are considerably more.
Fratangelo, 60, of Clinton Township, grew up in Trenton. The Trenton High School graduate has played percussion for some of the biggest names in music including Aretha Franklin, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Prince.
Before he takes the stage Fratangelo will be holding clinics for percussionists of all levels during the Downriver Day of Percussion along side well-known Detroit jazz musicians Michele Ramo and Sean Dobbins.
Fratangelo is no stranger to teaching percussion. He’s has had several students during his many years as a professional percussionist including Chad Smith–the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, the always verbose entertainer claims that current ticket prices, Legends of the Summer specifically are “highway robbery”. Rock attributed the high ticket prices in the industry partly to entertainer’s astronomical asking prices.
Rock recently made headlines by making over 90% of the tickets for his upcoming summer tour $20. In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Rock spoke on his new business model and how it required some financial sacrifices from the 42 year old rocker/rapper:
“I said to them, ‘Look, I’ll go in as your partner. Don’t guarantee me a dime; if nobody shows up, I’ll lose money.’ It costs us $125,000 to show up with our crew and whatnot,” he explains. “I also said, ‘But I want to share beer, parking, hot dogs. Let’s put the money in a pot at the end of the night and figure out, based on the numbers, what I’ll get paid.’ Even if it sells out, I’ll take a pay cut.”