By: Gary Graff
Bob Seger took a break from working on his new album on Tuesday (August 20) to join Kid Rock for the encore of the latter's show at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in the Detroit suburb of Independence Township.
The two played Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll" and Rock's "All Summer Long" to the delight of the sold-out crowd -- and especially Rock's mother, who was celebrating her birthday.
The show was the finale of an eight-date stand at the venue for Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker Band, which tied a record Seger and his Silver Bullet Band set during the summer of 1977.
Rock -- who also set an attendance record for a single act in one summer since the venue's capacity has been increased during the past 36 years -- tells us he's happy to be sharing the mark with his good friend and Detroit rock forebear:
"That's great company. We probably could've done nine or 10 (shows) but I was like, 'I think I'd rather be there with Kid Rock and Bob Seger, than most sellouts.’"
The duo has guested on each other's albums, and they've been appearing at each other's shows since February of 2006, when Seger joined Rock during a pair of Super Bowl XL weekend concerts. The two also performed two shows together during March in North Dakota and Minnesota, and Rock says he's confident there will be more where those came from:
"I'm sure there's more for us to do. Those shows went so great...It was beyond mind-blowing, and I think especially for the fans...I think they really, really enjoyed it. I'm not sure what's there, but there's definitely something there."
Seger, who finished his latest North American tour May 11 in Edmonton, now returns to recording his follow-up to 2006's "Face The Promise;" he was recently in a Nashville studio and hopes to have something out in 2014.
Rock continues his $20 Best Night Ever tour, which wraps up Sept. 28 in Las Vegas.
Rock will perform at A Tribute To George Jones on Nov. 22 in Nashville and then take to band to Australia for six shows with Bon Jovi in December.
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