DETROIT (WWJ) – Kid Rock is asking fans to put their cameras and cell phones away when they’re watching him in concert.
The singer says he and his band have worked hard to put together a good show for his Rebel Soul Tour, and he doesn’t want fans posting concert videos and photos online because it’ll spoil things for people who haven’t seen the show yet.
Kid Rock’s note to fans, which is posted on his website:
“Dear fans and friends,
Myself, the band and crew have worked harder on rehearsing and putting this tour together than any before. I want people to come and have the best time ever, be moved, motivated, touched and walk out of the show feeling GREAT! I do not want it to be spoiled for anyone attending.
For those of you around the world and in the States who can not make it to a show, of course, can get bits and pieces on the internet. I have struggled with the idea of not allowing anything from this tour to be posted until AFTER it is over, probly the end of the summer / early fall. It absolutley pains me to know people can see all the suprises and different songs we have worked so hard on after the first few shows! I can NOT however bring myself to do this, as I know so many good people who can’t attend will want a little slice of the new tour, even if it is a camera phone recording …! I will suggest however, that if you are able to come, you would not spoil it for yourself and try to refrain from, all of our addictions, to the quick satisfaction of the internet until after you have attended. We are gonna try to our hardest to post lots of goodies and insight on the road through Kidrock.com and other social media throughout the tour.
We have a basic setlist outline for the tour, but will be switching up songs nightly to keep it fresh for you and for us! We are beyond excited, prepared and ready to play some music for all of yall’, Hope to see your face in the place! Happy New Year – Kid Rock.”
So far, Kid Rock has not announced any Detroit dates, but he’ll play in Toledo in March, and Grand Rapids and Saginaw in April.