BY RON RECINTO FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER JULY 19, 2008
It was a welcomed return to metro Detroit Saturday night for Kid Rock and his Rock and Roll Revival -- in the first of four shows at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Romeo-native Kid Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker Band performed a set-list reminiscent of his earlier visits to the area.
The packed crowd appreciated the energy and sincerity of their hat-wearing, long-haired party leader.
The set was filled with songs familiar and popular. The crowd, which stayed true through bouts of rain sang and rapped along to the favorites, belting out the when a Detroit, Motown or Michigan reference popped into the lyrics.
Kid Rock blended classics like Cowboy, Devil Without a Cause and Picture with songs like Amen, So Hott and All Summer Long from his new CD, Rock N Roll Jesus.
Rev. Run from Run DMC continued his rap-pairing with Kid Rock. The duo performed a 20 minute set of the rap pioneers hits including You be Illin Its Tricky and Walk this Way.
The pair also sang -- in spirit of the revival the spiritual This Little Light of Mine.
Kid Rocks revival continues Sunday, Tuesday and Friday nights at DTE.