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Kid Rock to play charity shows this fall

for Journal Register Newspapers

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The Clarkston-based musician will use 10 of the 14 concerts on his upcoming fall tour to raise money for local charities, causes and individuals. He's tapped several Detroit businesses -- including the Detroit Pistons, Compuware, Quicken Loans, Fathead and the Suburban Collection, as well as individuals such as Pistons/Palace owner Tom Gores, Peter Karmonos, Jr., Ethan Daniel Davidson, Nathan Forbes and their wives, to donate money to help make the effort possible.

No Detroit area date is on the schedule yet, but Rock, who announced his intention to tour while receiving the Edward H. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year Award on Sept. 30, said he was planning one for some time in December. Rock is also performing at the American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's Ball on Oct. 29 at Joe Louis Arena.

The tour coincides with the launch of a new single, "Care," from Rock's platinum 2010 album "Born Free."

"The song says 'the least that I can do is care' -- and I want to put my money where my mouth is," Rock explains. "Everyone knows that Detroit is hurting. But I want to show that even though we don't have a lot on our own plate, it doesn't mean the people of my hometown don't have compassion to share with others all over the country.

"At the end of the day we're all Detroit, we're one country, one family."

Rock's announced charity shows include Silver Spring, Md., New York City, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Nashville, Chicago, Kansas City, Denver, Magna, Utah and Boise, Idaho. Ty Stone is slated to open all of the shows, and tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 15).

The tour itinerary includes:

Nov. 10: Atlanta, GA (Center Stage) *

Nov. 11: Orange Beach, AL (The Amphitheater at the Wharf) *

Nov. 13: Orlando, FL (Citrus Bowl, Orlando Calling Festival) *

Nov. 16: Silver Spring, MD (Fillmore)

Nov. 19: New York, NY (Beacon Theatre)

Nov. 20: Buffalo, NY (Town Ballroom)

Nov. 22: Indianapolis, IN (Egyptian Room)

Nov. 23: Nashville, TN (Ryman Theatre)

Nov. 26: Chicago, IL (House of Blues)

Nov. 29: Kansas City, MO (Midland Theatre)

Dec. 01: Denver, CO (Fillmore Auditorium)

Dec. 03: Magna, UT (The Great Saltair)

Dec. 04: Boise, ID (Knitting Factory)

Dec. 09: Indio, CA (Fantasy Springs Special Events Center) *

* Not part of club tour

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