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Kid Rock adds record-setting shows to DTE stand in August
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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Two summers ago, Kid Rock decided eight shows -- tying good friend Bob Seger's single-season record the DTE Energy Music Theatre -- was enough.

"There's something I like about having Kid Rock and Bob Seger on the same line when they talk about who played the most shows at" DTE, Rock said at the time.

This year he's changed his mind.

With eight shows already scheduled for DTE this summer, the Clarkston-based Rock has added two more, on Aug. 21 and 22, which will give him the record for the most shows by one act during a summer at DTE as well as the largest attendance, with an expected draw of more than 145,000.

Tickets for the new shows, priced at $20 and with Foreigner opening, go on sale at 10 a.m. May 2 at the Palace of Auburn Hills box office, Walmart locations and Ticketmaster.

The shows are part of Rock's First Kiss -- Cheap Date Tour promoting his latest album, "First Kiss," which debuted at No. 2 after its Feb. 24 release. The tour starts June 23 in Hartford, Conn., and wraps up Sept. 5 in Auburn, Wash. The DTE shows will be Rock's first metro area concerts since his eight-show stand at the venue in 2013, which finished with a guest appearance by Seger.

Seger and his Silver Bullet Band set his DTE (then Pine Knob) record with an eight-show stand during the summer of 1977. That was before the venue filled in the tunnel that separated the lawn into two halves, increasing its capacity.

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