Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell / Special to The Detroit News
A rainstorm threatened to snuff out Kid Rock's concert at Comerica Park Saturday night, but Rock and some 40,000 hometown fans won out at the second of two sold-out weekend shows.
In all, Rock performed to more than 80,000 fans at the Detroit Tigers' home this weekend. Add in the 60,000 he performed for at Ford Field in January, and Rock's 40th birthday year has definitely been one worth celebrating in Detroit.
After at 30 minute break in the action during which fans cleared the field, a message on the Comerica Park scoreboard said the show would resume at 8:55. Finally, at 10 minutes after 9, the lights went down and the familiar opening chords of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" filled the stadium, and Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker band emerged on stage five minutes later, after a brief opening video set the stage for the evening.
From there, the two hour, 20-minute concert followed largely the same blueprint as Friday's show, with a few twists and turns thrown in for good measure. Fittingly, "When It Rains" - a track from Rock's 2010 album "Born Free" - was added into the set; while introducing it, Rock said he decided to throw it in 15 minutes before going on stage. And while Hagar joined Rock on stage during Friday's show, the Red Rocker was nowhere to be seen during Rock's set Saturday night. Before his set was cut short, however, Hagar made the most of his time on stage, playing a loud, raucous set that he kicked off with "I Can't Drive 55."
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