End of Summer. Just the thought of it makes me sad, and that is what labor day weekend represents for me. Cincinnati’s last big rock summer rock show of 2013 took place last Wednesday night. Kid Rock brought his “Best Night Ever” to the Riverbend Music Center.
I don’t know if it was the best night ever, but it was certainly one of the hottest. This was easily the hottest concert I have ever attended. The crazy heat didn’t keep the rock fans away. Riverbend was sold out with over 18,000 in attendance.
Uncle Kracker, ZZ Top, and Kid Rock all put on outstanding sets. This was my first time to experience all three bands, and I enjoyed all of them.
ZZ Top has been performing for over 40 years, and I am still scratching my head why it took until 2013 for me to see them live. Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard & Dusty Hill are all in their sixties, but they can rock with the best of them.
Kid Rock by far surprised the most. His command of the stage is second to none, and his show was a lot of fun. I would go back to a Kid Rock show in a heartbeat.
If you live in the U.S., you still have a chance to catch Kid Rock live. There are a handful of dates left in the U.S. Visit Kid Rock’s site for details.
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TO JOIN KID ROCK AS SPECIAL GUESTS ON “REBEL SOUL” ARENA TOUR
KICKING OFF FEBRUARY 2 IN KANSAS CITY;
BUCKCHERRY’S NEW SINGLE “GLUTTONY”–FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘CONFESSIONS’–DUE OUT DECEMBER 11 VIA ITUNES
Multi-Platinum rock band Buckcherry will join Kid Rock as special guests on the upcoming “Rebel Soul” Tour beginning February 2 in Kansas City, MO.
“’Great American Rock n’ Roll’: Kid Rock and Buckcherry. That’s all you have to say. The baddest rock n’ roll tour with the American badass himself,” says Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd.
While on the road, Buckcherry will preview new songs from their forthcoming Confessions album, due out in early 2013. This marks the band’s sixth studio album and first U.S. release for Century Media Records. The lyrics for Confessions are tied together by the underlying theme of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Fans will get an early taste of the album when “Gluttony,” the first single from Confessions, is released as an iTunes single on December 11. Look for more information about Confessions to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Buckcherry–Josh Todd (vocals), Keith Nelson (guitar), Stevie D. (guitar), Jimmy Ashhurst (bass), Xavier Muriel (drums)–are one of the premier rock bands of the new millennium, having sold more than three million records in America alone and touring virtually non-stop, playing with everyone from AC/DC to Avenged Sevenfold, touring sold-out arenas alongside Nickelback and KISS, and headlining festivals ranging from the punk rock Ink-N-Iron (also featuring the Misfits and Pennywise) to Sturgis. Radio staples “Lit Up,” “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry” have cemented the band as one of the most identifiable and sought-after bands on the radio and the live circuits, and Confessions is primed to take the band to even greater heights.
Current Buckcherry tour dates are as follows:
Date City Venue
12/27 Libertyville, IL Austin’s Fuel Room
12/28 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino And Resort
12/31 Las Vegas, NV Fremont Street Experience (with Queensrÿche,
Quiet Riot, Pop Evil, Otherwise)
1/2 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
1/5 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
1/6 Calgary, AB Back Alley
With Kid Rock and Hellbound:
2/2 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
2/5 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
2/7 Beaumont, TX Ford Park Event Center
2/9 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
With Kid Rock and Hellbound:
2/10 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
2/13 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
2/15 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
2/16 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
2/18 Fort Myers, FL Germain Arena
2/20 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
2/21 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
2/23 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
2/24 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
2/26 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
2/27 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium
3/1 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
3/2 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
For more information on BUCKCHERRY visit:
Not one to throw a small party, Kid Rock has announced a second performance at Comerica Park on Saturday, July 18th, following the 27 minute sell-out of all 35,000 tickets for the July 17th engagement. The weekend party will expand out to the streets each day to include chili cook-offs, an auto show, and a 2nd stage that will host several “Battle of the Bands” contest winners. Special guests will differ for the two shows, with July 17th featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd and Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and the July 18th show featuring Alice in Chains and Cypress Hill. What are sure to be Detroit’s biggest concert events of the summer also offer this summer’s best concert ticket deal, Six Pak Party Deck Tickets for only $99.
The Live Nation promoted show, which is presented by Red Stag by Jim Beam, has tickets priced at $69.50, $46.50, $30 and $99 for a 6 pack of party deck tickets that go on sale Saturday, May 9th at 10 am. Tickets will be available at Tickets.com, The Comerica Park box office, select Meijer stores or charge by phone at 866-66-TIGER. VIP packages are also available. For additional Kid Rock tour information go to www.livenation.com or KidRock.com.
Kid Rock’s “Rock ‘N Roll Jesus” debuted at #1 in 2007 and became the #1 selling rock album of 2008. Sales of the record continue to grow towards triple platinum, aided by a pair of Grammy nominations and an amazing performance on the telecast featuring his expanded 11-piece Twisted Brown Trucker Band, who will once again accompany him on tour.
More artist information available at www.kidrock.com
According to Billboard.com, Metallica’s “Death Magnetic” holds tight at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second week after its first full frame at retail. The Warner Bros. set sold 337,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan; it debuted with 490,000 last week after just three days of sales thanks to an off-cycle Friday release.
Starting right behind at No. 2 is Ne-Yo’s “Year of the Gentleman” with 250,000. The Def Jam effort comes on the heels of two No. 1 bows for the artist: 2006 debut “In My Own Words” (301,000) and 2007′s “Because of You” (251,000). New single “Miss Independent” continues to climb the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally, moving 16-5 in this latest frame, while first single “Closer” sits at No. 7 on the Hot 100.
Nelly’s “Brass Knuckles” (Derrty/Universal Motown), the rapper’s first studio set since 2004, enters at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 with 84,000. Four years ago, he dropped two separate albums on the same day — “Suit” and “Sweat” – which debuted at Nos. 1 and 2 with 396,000 and 342,000, respectively.
In its 50th week on the chart, Kid Rock’s “Rock N Roll Jesus” (Top Dog/Atlantic) drops 3-4 on a 15% decline to 64,000 copies.
Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker debuts at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Top Country Albums with the Capitol Nashville project “Learn to Live,” with 60,000. On Hot Country Songs, his single “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” hits No. 1 this week. This marks the second week in a row a singer best known from another genre crosses over to hit No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart, following last week’s penthouse debut for Jessica Simpson’s “Do You Know.”
Young Jeezy’s “The Recession” (Def Jam) falls 2-6 on The Billboard 200 with 60,000, a 33% sales decline. DJ Khaled notches his third straight top 15 album as “We Global” (We the Best/Def Jam) enters at No. 7 with 49,000. His first two charting albums — 2006′s “Listennn: The Album” and 2007′s “We the Best” — debuted and peaked at Nos. 12 and 8, respectively.
Buckcherry earns its best sales week ever and highest charting album as “Black Butterfly” (Eleven Seven Music/Atlantic) opens at No. 8 with 47,000. Previously, the rock band went as far as No. 39 with its last album “15,” and had never sold more than 26,000 in a single week with any release. But “15″ wound up spending 126 weeks on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.3 million copies to date.
Lil Wayne’s Cash Money effort “Tha Carter III” slips 9% in sales and descends 8-9 with 43,000 while the Game’s “LAX” (Geffen) moves 7-10 with 42,000 (-16%).
Other debuts this week include All That Remains‘ “Overcome” (Prosthetic/Razor & Tie, No. 16, 29,000), Raphael Saadiq’s “The Way I See It” (Columbia, No. 19, 23,000), Avenged Sevenfold’s “Live in the LBC &; Diamond in the Rough” (Warner Bros., No. 24, 20,000) and Eli Young Band’s “Jet Black & Jealous” (Universal South, No. 33, 15,000).
At 6.92 million units, sales this week are up 1.1% from last week’s sum and down a 16.5% from the same week last year.