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|Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:47 am Post subject: 14/JAN/08: Rev Run Talks Upcoming Tour With Kid Rock
|Detroit rocker Kid Rock has teamed up with Hip-Hop Icon Rev Run of Run-DMC for the Rock 'N Roll Revival tour. The 29 city tour will start in Evansville, Indiana on January 25 and will wrap up in Toledo, Ohio on March 22nd. According to Rev Run, the tour came about after Kid Rock spent time at the Simmons’ home, which was filmed and aired during this season’s hit television series Run’s House.
During the episode, Kid Rock bonded with Run’s children.
“We've become very close friends so we decided to tour together,” Rev Run said. “Our first show together was closing out New Year’s, while MTV dropped the ball live. We did [Run-DMC’s 1984 hit] ‘King of Rock!’ Saturday we performed together at the GM Fashion event. The tour should be a blast! He's a very nice guy. Very funny! And fun!”
In addition to appearances by Rev Run, Kid Rock will also feature performances by The Allman Brothers Band's Dickey Betts, and J. Geils Band Frontman Peter Wolf on selected dates.
These stars are expected to join Rock not as opening acts, but on stage together with Kid's expanded 11-piece ensemble, the Twisted Brown Trucker Band.
"We want to give people the greatest night of their life," Kid Rock said in a statement, "[We want to give people] the best party, the best music, the best show. And this show does all that and more."
The "Rock 'N Roll revival tour will kick off on January 25th in Evansville Indiana with Rev Run. For more information on ticket sales and dates, visit: KidRock.com or myspace.com/kidrock for more information.
Tour dates are listed below:
Fri 01/25/08 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium *
Sat 01/26/08 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum *
Tue 01/29/08 Dayton, OH Hara Arena *
Wed 01/30/08 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom *
Fri 02/01/08 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena *
Tue 02/05/08 Saginaw, MI Dow Events Center *
Wed 02/06/08 Niagara, NY Seneca Casino *
Fri 02/08/08 Detroit, MI Joe Louis *
Sat 02/09/08 Detroit, MI Big Sandy's †
Sat 02/16/08 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center †
Sun 02/17/08 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center †
Tue 02/19/08 Bossier City, LA Century Tel Arena †
Wed 02/20/08 Tupelo, MS Bancorp Center †
Fri 02/22/08 Raleigh, NC RBC Center †
Sat 02/23/08 N. Charleston, SC N. Charleston Coliseum
Tue 02/26/08 Lafayette, LA Cajun Dome †
Wed 02/27/08 Biloxi, MS MS Coast Coliseum †
Fri 02/29/08 Nashville, TN Sommet Center †
Sat 03/01/08 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center †
Fri 03/07/08 Knoxville, TN Thompson Boling Arena †
Sat 03/08/08 Savannah, GA Savannah Civic Center †
Tue 03/11/08 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center †
Wed 03/12/08 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena †
Fri 03/14/08 Bristol, TN Viking Hall †
Sat 03/15/08 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall †
Tue 03/18/08 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center †
Wed 03/19/08 Norfolk, VA Old Dominion University †
Fri 03/21/08 Reading, PA Sovereign Center †
Sat 03/22/08 Toledo, OH Seagate Center †
* w/Reverend Run and Peter Wolf
† w/Reverend Run and Dickey Betts