Whether you’re a fan of the music or not, there’s no denying the star power of Kid Rock, and the influence that he’s had on the music scene. Not only a multiple Grammy nominated musician, but also a proud Michigan resident, and one that hasn’t left the area, even in the height of his fame. Staying local and being proud of it has always been a nuance to his music, even though he has been taken around the world and back multiple times across his music career.
His latest venture though seems to fly in the face of his stage name, as rocks are usually depicted as sinking quickly when involved with water, yet the Chillin’ the Most tour is set upon a cruise ship with yet to be announced stops across the ocean. It is definitely a new and original take on the music tour, as instead of gathering for one night at the stop your favorite artist is making, you get to tour alongside them for a few evenings and enjoy the music on an almost nightly basis. Alongside Kid Rock will also be some other yet to be named acts.
Whether the venue itself is taking place in the Detroit Metro or not, it can still always be considered a local show as no matter where Kid Rock is, you can be sure that Michigan is always right there alongside him. He is no Motown act, no signifier of the city, and yet proudly wraps himself in an unspoken banner with the city crest emblazoned declaring his pride in where he came from. It’s refreshing in the music industry to see someone come from somewhere and rather than run from it, try all they can to take it with them.
The event itself shapes up to be one for the ages, as cruising, partying, live music and more are all included in one ticket price, bringing you more than any of the singular items themselves could ever offer on their own. If you’re one fortunate enough to have obtained your ticket already, you may just be counting down the days until launch, but for those who may have missed out, you can already buy your tickets for next year. This way in advance sales tactic is a smart one as it solidifies the interest without needing everyone to actually take part.
Whether you remember olden days rap rock Kid Rock, or the new country, down to earth tone he’s taken lately, there seems to be a little bit of something that almost anyone can enjoy which makes taking part in an event of this nature something that will bring you enjoyment no matter what. Getting out on the open seas, and partying alongside rock stars can be an event that only happens once in a lifetime, so getting out there and taking advantage of it while you can is always a good idea. Whether on the open seas, or a Detroit dive bar, you can be sure that you’ll still feel at home.
Ask anyone where Madonna was born and most will point to cities like New York, or even Jersey, with the type of styling ahead of its time, the openness and expression, the Avant Garde nature of her persona and performing, yet those who know are aware that she was actually born in the quiet suburbs of Rochester Hills, and that home she spent her childhood within is up on the market once more, giving the ability to own the Material Girls own digs for a paltry half million dollars.
The home has its history, and not all of it has been good, with many turnovers since her parents vacated the premises, a fire that damaged much of the building, and more, yet the current owners and thus sellers, have turned the property around once more, making it look as beautiful inside as the natural surroundings that graces the property. With the ability to walk the halls where the toddler and future Grammy winner did, to potentially finding yourself standing in the exact location where the musical inspiration hit that would propel her life, it’s a truly once in a lifetime opportunity.
There’s no doubting the impact that Madonna made on the music scene, and how big of a brand she became for the U.S. in general. Selling millions of albums worldwide, becoming an actress, spokesperson, and business owner. To her inevitable crazy mid-life experiences with various religions and more, she is a woman who constantly defies definition, and yet is unique in a way that no one else possible could be. A leader in the sexual revolution of women in the mid and late eighties, she has had more of an impact on society as a whole than arguably any before her or since.
And even though she may be heading into her twilight years, there is still spunk left within her, a carryover of drug fueled days of yore maybe, but more than likely due to her inability to stop creating. She has been touring still recently, and even makes pitstops back in her home state for musical intervals. She is a piece of our society, and a major part of anyone’s life born in the eighties or nineties. Much like the pop music of today, she was inescapable when it came to radio play.
With the movement of her home to yet another owner, it displays this passage of time, much like through her music, the home she was raised in has touched the lives of many, and whether you’ve been a fan your whole life, or even just recently, we know that the ability to permanently share a space with her memories is one that’s unlike any other experience you can have with a musician. If you have a half million to spare, and know the beauty of the Rochester Hills area, then maybe this investment can be one worth making, after all, we are living in a material world.