Kid Rock Plans Fall Charity Tour
Following his successful Born Free tour, Kid Rock is using his box office pull to give back to those in need.
The singer's fall tour, which kicks off Nov. 10 in Atlanta, will focus on smaller venues and donate proceeds to local charities and individuals in each market it plays, according to a press release.
Kid Rock looked to his native Detroit to support his cause throughout America. The Kid Rock Foundation commissioned a variety of local financial backers, including the Compuware Corporation and the Detroit Pistons. Radio station partners in each city will help determine where proceeds go.
Kid Rock's inspiration came from "Care," the fifth single released off his 2010 album "Born Free." "The song says 'the least that I can do is care' - and I want to put my money where my mouth is," he says. "Everyone knows that Detroit is hurting. But I want to show that even though we don't have a lot on our own plate, it doesn't mean the people of my hometown don't have compassion to share with others all over the country. At the end of the day we're all Detroit, we're one country, one family."
The tour will focus on smaller, theater-sized venues, unlike the stadium-based "Born Free" trek. Ty Stone is slated as the opening act on all dates.
Nov. 10: Atlanta, GA (Center Stage) *
Nov. 11: Orange Beach, AL (The Amphitheater at the Wharf) *
Nov. 13: Orlando, FL (Citrus Bowl, Orlando Calling Festival) *
Nov. 16: Silver Spring, MD (Fillmore)
Nov. 19: New York, NY (Beacon Theatre)
Nov. 20: Buffalo, NY (Town Ballroom)
Nov. 22: Indianapolis, IN (Egyptian Room)
Nov. 23: Nashville, TN (Ryman Theatre)
Nov. 26: Chicago, IL (House of Blues)
Nov. 29: Kansas City, MO (Midland Theatre)
Dec. 01: Denver, CO (Fillmore Auditorium)
Dec. 03: Magna, UT (The Great Saltair)
Dec. 04: Boise, ID (Knitting Factory)
Dec. 09: Indio, CA (Fantasy Springs Special Events Center) *
* Not part of club tour