Rock-country crossover artist Kid Rock is hitting the road again in 2011 for a fresh batch of headlining dates to promote his just-released album,...

Rock-country crossover artist Kid Rock is hitting the road again in 2011 for a fresh batch of headlining dates to promote his just-released album, “Born Free.”

The first leg of the Born Free Tour kicks off January 15 at Ford Field in Detroit, MI & mdash; an event that doubles as a 40th birthday party for the country rocker, complete with special guest performers. The 27-city itinerary then winds through the Midwest and South before wrapping March 12 event at FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN.

Along the way, Rock and opening act Jamey Johnson have gigs lined up on January 29 at the Nutter Center in Dayton, OH; February 11 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY; February 26 at United Center in Chicago, IL; and March 9 at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL.

Tickets to Rock’s birthday celebration in Detroit goes on sale to the public November 26. Public onsales for the remainder of the tour start on December 3 and 4. Ticket pricing has not been revealed for the early year trek.

Additional tour legs and concert dates will be added to Rock’s 2011 calendar later in the year. For all dates, he’ll be playing with his longtime backing band, the Twisted Brown Trucker Band. Tour updates and announcements are available on the musician’s official Web site.

This past year, Rock toured as the opening act for select dates of Bon Jovi’s successful Circle Tour. And in 2008 and 2009, Rock was busy running his own headlining tours with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Rock’s first album in three years, “Born Free,” was released this week on November 16. The set serves as the follow-up to “Rock N Roll Jesus,” which debuted atop the Billboard 200 upon its release in October 2007.

Kid Rock – Born Free Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

January 15 Detroit, MI Ford Field
January 21 Saginaw, MI Arena at Dow Event Center
January 25 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
January 26 Toledo, OH The Huntington Center
January 28 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
January 29 Dayton, OH Ervin J. Nutter Center
February 1 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
February 8 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center
February 9 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
February 11 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
February 12 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
February 14 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
February 16 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
February 18 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
February 19 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
February 22 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
February 23 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
February 25 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
February 26 Chicago, IL United Center
February 28 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Arena
March 1 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
March 4 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
March 5 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
March 8 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
March 9 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
March 11 Jackson, MS Mississippi Coliseum
March 12 Memphis, TN FedExForum