Kid Rock is hoping for a late summer/early fall release for his next album -- in time for his September shows opening the new Little Caesars Arena in his hometown of Detroit.
"Yeah, we'll have a record ... before the shows, yes. That's the plan now," Rock said during a press conference Thursday (Jan. 19) announcing the four concerts -- Sept. 12, 13, 15 and 16 -- that will serve as grand-opening events for the 20,000-seat arena currently under construction. Rock is working on the set in Nashville, where he's set up residence in addition to Michigan and Alabama. It will be his 11th studio album and follow-up to 2015's First Kiss, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
"It's kind of going back to Rock n Roll Jesus, Devil Without a Cause," Rock told Billboard. "I've got a lot of different things on there -- big rock songs, rootsy-sounding stuff, some hard-core rap stuff, kind of all over the board. I do have a lot of songs, but I'm not sure what I'm going to put on the record or how I'm going to release it yet. It's like the wild west right now, so we'll see."