5th Annual "Chillin' the Most" Digital Pre-Party
It's almost time to set sail to Redneck Paradise, and we want to see how you prepare to hit the high seas. We know you guys put a ton of effort into getting ready for the theme nights, decorating your rooms, and planning the perfect outfit to wear on deck. We created a community for you to meet some fellow cruisers and see their creations before you hit Miami.
Post your photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #KidRockCruise and they will show up in the feed on our special pre-party page:
Kid Rock, Willie Nelson, Gene Simmons, and Elvis
Instagram user dori55342 snapped this pic of some legends hanging out in the snow...
Happy Valentine's Day
To celebrate Valentine's Day, we've created some ECards you can send to your loved ones with classic Kid Rock song lyrics and quotes. Just select your card, write a custom message, and send them to someone special. Click on the link below to get started:
Kid Rock and Friends at Pebble Beach
Kid, John Daly, Dustin Johnson, Wayne Gretzski and their caddies
Dustin Johnson and Kid
Kid and Wayne Gretzski
Clint Eastwood and Kid
Round Recap: Celebrity Saturday
On-Sale Announcement: Carolina Rebellion
Kid Rock is joining Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, 311 & more at the Carolina Rebellion Festival in Concord, NC. Kid Rock is headlining the May 4th show. Tickets are on-sale today at: www.carolinarebellion.com
Celebrating My Birthday in the Deep South!!
God Bless America. Catching my own dinner tonite!! Hopefully back straps !!
Re: "Lawmakers Need to Protect Fans, not Scalpers"
Just to make it clear - I am not against scalping, I am in favor of paperless ticketing and protecting my right to sell my tickets however I damn well please. When I use paperless ticketing it eliminates the secondary market and helps me to get my tickets in the hands of true fans at the price I intended. I loathe scalpers, and I AM for the free market - but NO ONE should get to dictate how I sell MY TICKETS to MY FANS.
Lawmakers Need to Protect Fans, not Scalpers
When lawmakers take a look at HB 5108 today they need to remember the first concert they went to and how much fun it was.
They need to remember the crack of the first beer bottle in the parking lot and hanging with their friends, all true fans excited to see their favorite band. The thrill that runs through your body when the stage lights up, the bass guitar cranks out its first notes and the band begins to wail. That is what I want for my fans – that pure excitement, good times and memories. But HB 5108 would put all of that in jeopardy.
While I do follow politics, I’m the first to admit I’m not a political expert. But I am an expert when it comes to this issue.
Lawmakers look at this bill thinking that it will be good for the free market and that one less law means smaller government. All this bill does is take away the one measly law that venues have to protect artists and fans from scalpers who want to get rich off of the backs of the working man.
The cost of going to a concert or a sporting event has gotten out of hand. A family needs to mortgage their home for a night out. It’s insane. Period. High ticket prices are driven by scalpers scooping up tickets before fans have a chance to buy them and putting them on the secondary ticket market for 5 times the face value.
Last summer, I had had enough and so for my “Best Night Ever Tour,” we offered fans $20 tickets in all sections and then on top of that we had $4 beers and no parking costs. To keep those cheap tickets available for fans we offered them as “paperless” tickets because it’s the only way to combat scalpers.
We sold out eight concerts in Detroit and we would have done more shows if the schedule had allowed. I think that proves that fans have no problem with their interests being protected.
The current law is the only one we have on the books to go after these guys who are destroying ticket prices. You can’t begin to protect fans by taking away the one and only protection they have. If lawmakers look back on their first concert, I bet they weren’t paying $1,000, $500, or even $300 – that’s garbage.
People say this bill is about letting the average guy go out and sell his tickets when his grandma gets sick and he can’t go to the concert. Nowhere does it say you can’t do that now. You occasionally just can’t sell them for more than the face value. If you remove the law that helps keep tickets at the price the artists intend, it will put scalpers ahead of Michigan fans.
Times are tough. I see it every day. I live in Clarkston and have a house in Detroit and the folks around my town have been hit hard. They can’t afford those crazy ticket prices. We need to keep this law in place that will protect them. I’d rather take a pay cut than have to see my fans pay outrageous amounts just to watch me perform. Going to a concert or a sporting event should be about having a good time, not about losing your shirt to a scalper.
You want to talk about the American way? It’s my product and I should be allowed to sell it how I want. I want to sell it in a way that protects my fans, not the scalpers. If my fans disagree then they won’t buy it and I’ll take the hit.
Kid Rock Care Package Update
The first shipment of our Kid Rock care packages has made its way to the troops. We hear it's been a rough week for them and the packages really lifted everyone's spirits. Thanks to all you fans for making a big difference for our brave soldiers.
Here are some of America's finest rocking KR gear:
We've Reached Our Goal... And More!
Kid Rock fans are BADASS. We are blown away by your generosity. Together we raised over $28,000!!! for our Care Packages for the Troops campaign which will send well over 500 packages overseas. We're so thrilled to spread this joy and show how much Kid Rock fans CARE.
We'll keep you posted on the packages so you can see the difference your hard-earned money is making.
You can also take a moment to read all of the messages from our donors here.