By: Ray Hidalgo
For the first time, longtime friends and fellow Detroit rock icons Bob Seger and Kid Rock will come together and perform at two special concerts.
Realizing that their current respective tour schedules could conveniently match up in Minnesota and North Dakota, the two musicians decided to take advantage of the opportunity and bring Seger’s Silver Bullet Band and Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band along for the ride. The two concerts are expected to sell out quickly.
According the official press release, Seger and Rock have a past dating back to their first meeting in 2000. Four years later, Rock inducted Seger into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Both of them have also been featured in each other’s albums, including an appearance by Seger on Rock’s Born Free album and Rock pitching in for a duet on Seger’s Face The Promise album.
The planned March 15 and 16 shows will be in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn and Fargo, N.D., respectively. While the duo won’t be appearing on-stage in Detroit to the chagrin of local fans, it doesn’t speak to the level of respect that they have for their hometown. Both of them have a deep appreciation for the region’s automotive and musical heritage, which is often reflected in the lyrics of their songs.
As the unorthodox pairing will blend old-school with new-school, traditional with hybrid, and Rock ‘n Roll’ tunes with gritty, shameless vocals, audiences of all sorts should in attendance.
Whether its native sons will return for an epic collaboration in the Motor City has yet to be seen.
For more information, head to www.bobseger.com and www.kidrock.com.
BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND / KID ROCK 2013 TOUR DATES
Show Date City Venue On Sale Date
Mar 15 Minn/St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center On Sale Jan 26
Mar 16 Fargo, ND Fargo Dome On Sale Jan 26