Kid Rock's parade of guests at the Sommet never seemed to end.
Kid Rock put on one heck of a show at the Sommet Center with his "Rock and Roll Revival" tour.
The event kicked off with a salute to our Marines and the national anthem, which had the audience full of good ol' boys and gals brimming over with pride. Then Kid ran on stage in a white leisure-esque suit and sunglasses and launched into "Rock N Roll Jesus," the title song from his latest album, throwing his arms out to his sides and kicking his head back. Even if the tune was a little sacrilegious, the audience didn't seem to mind. They raised their arms in the air in praise, even chanting "Amen!"
Then, in the first of a series of special guest appearances, Peter Wolf of The J. Geils Band came out in head-to-toe leather, sauntering back and forth across the stage while throwing roses to the audience and singing his big hit, "Love Stinks."
Later, it was Allman Brother Dickey Betts' turn to take a long stroll on stage for an extended guitar solo, giving Kid a much-needed break to catch his breath and gear up for the entrance of Reverend Run of pioneering rap outfit Run DMC, which was what I had been waiting for all night. The new best buddies played DMC's 1984 hit "King of Rock," chanting together during the chorus.
The show ran nearly three hours, with fans hanging on every word, proving once and for all that even if Kid Rock is the son of Detroit, he is at least the stepson of Music City.
Kid Rock rocking a red, yellow and green Adidas tracksuit and nibbling on a plate of quesadillas was spotted at Agave. His buddy Reverend Run popped by in a floor-length fur coat to say hello.