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.