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Kid Rock will rock the Puyallup Fair on Sept. 22

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on April 15, 2013 at 12:27 pm with No Comments »
April 15, 2013 12:27 pm

Kid Rock (courtesy photo)
Kid Rock (courtesy photo)
Kid Rock, one of music’s most varied and hard to classify performers, will bring an official end to summer when he performs at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup on Sept. 22

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Kid Rock, whose music cuts across numerous genres, has sold 27 million albums and is a five-time Grammy Award nominee. His personal life is as interesting as his career choices and includes a marriage to Pamela Anderson, legal troubles and sex tapes. He was a major supporter of Mitt Romney during last year’s presidential campaign.

“An Evening with Kid Rock” will take place on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington State Fair. Tickets are $95, $85, $65, $45 with reserved seating, and include Fair gate admission, unless noted. Tickets are available starting on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. on the Fair website, or by phone 888-559-3247 daily, 7 a.m.–8 p.m. PST. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Washington State Fair Box Office at 9th Avenue SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Here’s more about Kid Rock from the announcement:

With a will and a mind of his own, Robert James “Kid Rock” Ritchie left his Romeo, Michigan home at the age of 15. He found small-town life stiflingly dull, and immersed himself in rap music, learning to break dance, and began making the talent show rounds in Detroit. A dozen years later, scraping by along the way, he reached superstardom.

Known for driving his vintage Coupe de Ville convertible in the Motor City, top down and wearing a signature burgundy derby, Kid Rock self-released countless records before being discovered. His inspiration was white performers fusing rap and hard guitar rock.

His music is a mix of Southern rock, blues, country-tinged ballads, and hip-hop. He doesn’t believe that music should be complicated. He got a promotional push from the label and MTV helped make Devil Without a Cause’s second single and video, “Bawitdaba” a national smash. The follow-up, “Cowboy,” achieved similar success. True to course, his album focuses on party music for people who lived through the ‘70s, or wished they had

His ninth album, Rock N Roll Jesus was released on October 9, 2007, and was the first album to go No. 1 in his career, selling 172,000 copies in its first week. The third single on the album, “All Summer Long” became a smash hit, with the song and video winning CMT, People’s Choice and Detroit Music Awards.

In April 2010, Kid Rock hosted the CMT Awards in both 2010 and 2011. He released Born Free on November 16, 2010 and it debuted at No. 5, selling 189,000 copies in its first week. It was his first album without a parental advisory sticker on it. The album’s title track was the theme song to the 2010 MLB playoffs on TBS as well as WWE’s Tribute To The Troops Special. The album reached gold status on December 15, 2010. Born Free went platinum in July 2011.

Most recently, Kid Rock released the album Rebel Soul on November 19, 2012, with “Let’s Ride” as its lead single. The album debuted at No. 5 and sold nearly 150,000 copies.

Kid Rock is multi talented, having made guest appearances on WWE Raw, King of the Hill, South Park, CSI: NY, VH1 and MTV, as well as having his own clothing line, Made in Detroit, with proceeds awarded to aid music scholarships, and introduced his own beer, Bad Ass Beer in July 2009. For more information, visit

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