Fresh from the November release of his self-titled Top Dog/Atlantic album, Kid Rock is preparing for an arena tour in 2004. The trek will launch with a Jan. 22-23 stand in Saginaw, Mich.; 11 dates hav

Fresh from the November release of his self-titled Top Dog/Atlantic album, Kid Rock is preparing for an arena tour in 2004. The trek will launch with a Jan. 22-23 stand in Saginaw, Mich.; 11 dates have been confirmed so far, through Feb. 14 in Raleigh.

Rock will be backed by his band Twisted Brown Trucker --- guitarists Kenny Olson and Jason Krause, keyboardist Jimmie Bones and drummer Stefanie Eulinberg -- on the dates. The group is featured on "Kid Rock," which debuted at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 last month and has sold 378,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

As previously reported, cable music-video network VH1 will on Dec. 14 air "A Kid Rock Christmas," a variety show featuring performances by Rock and special guests.

Here are Kid Rock's tour dates:

Jan. 22-23: Saginaw, Mich. (Wendler Arena)
Jan. 29: Toledo, Ohio (Toledo Sports Arena)
Jan. 30: Huntington, W.Va. (Big Sandy Superstore Arena)
Jan. 31: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Wachovia Arena)
Feb. 5: Dayton, Ohio (Hara Arena)
Feb. 6: Nashville (Municipal Auditorium)
Feb. 7: Duluth, Ga. (Arena@Gwinnett Center)
Feb. 12: Chattanooga, Tenn. (McKenzie Arena)
Feb. 13: Charlotte, N.C. (Cricket Arena)
Feb. 14: Raleigh, N.C. (RBC Center)

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