Two generations of Southern rock will unite this summer as Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd reprise last year’s Rock and Rebels Tour. The trek picks up June 26 at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL, and is currently booked through August 2 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY.
The first leg of the summer 2009 jaunt is set to hit 20 cities, primarily on the East Coast. Along the way, the duo will stop for a July 1 concert at Superpages.com Center in Dallas, TX, a July 11 performance at Verizon Wireless Music Center in Nobelsbille, IN, a July 29 gig at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA, and an August 1 show at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA. More concerts are expected to be added in the future.
Public on-sales for the jaunt begin March 20. Various presale offers are available for select dates of the tour; details can be found on tour producer Live Nation’s Web site.
Rock-turned-country artist Kid Rock teamed up with the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd late last summer for the 2008 leg of the Rock and Rebels Tour, which began in early August and continued through the end of the month. Much like last year, Kid Rock will be backed by his 11-piece Twisted Brown Trucker Band on the upcoming trek.
Kid Rock is continuing to support his hit record, “Rock N Roll Jesus,” which topped the Billboard 200 following its October 2007 release. A combination of musical genres, the effort was certified double-Platinum last August and received two nominations for the 2008 Grammy Awards.
Before hitting the road with Kid Rock, the iconic Southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd will complete a series of concerts across the UK and mainland Europe in May and June. Earlier this year, the band suffered the loss of longtime keyboardist Billy Powell, who died at the age of 56. The group recently inked a new record deal with Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records and will produce a new album late this year.
Kid Rock / Lynyrd Skynyrd itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|June 26||West Palm Beach, FL||Cruzan Amphitheatre|
|June 27||Tampa, FL||Ford Amphitheatre|
|June 28||Atlanta, GA||Lakewood Amphitheatre|
|June 30||Woodlands, TX||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|July 1||Dallas, TX||Superpages.com Center|
|July 7||Burghettstown, PA||Post-Gazette Pavilion|
|July 8||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|July 10||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|July 11||Noblesville, IN||Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis|
|July 12||Tinley Park, IL||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|July 14||Darien Center, NY||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
|July 21||Maryland Heights, MO||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis|
|July 22||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|July 24||Raleigh, NC||Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek|
|July 25||Virginia Beach, VA||Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater|
|July 26||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte|
|July 29||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|July 31||Hershey, PA||Hersheypark Stadium|
|August 1||Bristow, VA||Nissan Pavilion|
|August 2||Wantagh, NY||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater|