Decent concert tickets can be OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive . . . especially if you consider all the service fees that get tacked on . . . but KID ROCK is doing something about it.
He's worked out a deal with Live Nation to make ALL the tickets for his summer tour available for just $20. On top of that, his people are working to lower prices on things like beer, parking and merchandise for every show.
Naturally, SOMEONE is losing money here . . . and that person is: Kid Rock.
He says, quote, "We're all fortunate to make as much money as we do, and I can surely take a pay cut and help out in these hard times . . . we're going to make less money, but I've got enough money to where it's not going to kill my lifestyle.
"And who doesn't want to play to a packed house every night?"
To be clear, he isn't cutting corners by taking anything away from the show or shortchanging his crew. He says, quote, "I'm the one saying, 'If this doesn't work out, I'll take the pay cut.' It's a way of saying 'thank you' to the fans."
Despite the cheap face value, you'll still have to pay Ticketmaster a $5 service fee, which Kid Rock is "not happy about." He says, quote, "That's 25% of my ticket price, that's ridiculous. I think they should go to 10% a ticket across the board."
He also says they're not selling tickets for the front two rows, so they can offer free upgrades to random fans on the day of the show.
Once you're there, 12-ounce beers will run you $4 at every venue, which Kid Rock says is "fair," and he's slashed his t-shirt prices from $35 or $40 to $20 and $25.
He says, quote, "I've been doing the math, if you buy [your] ticket with service charge, that's $25, you have three beers, you buy a t-shirt, [then] you're under $70 for a t-shirt, having some beers, seeing a concert and parking. I don't think you can beat that."
The tour runs from June 28th in Virginia through September 15th in Tampa. The opening bands will be UNCLE KRACKER, and either KOOL AND THE GANG orZZ TOP. (For more info and all the tour dates, hit up KidRock.com.)
(Whatever you think of Kid Rock, you have to admit he's being a CLASS ACT here. A lot of artists have whined about Ticketmaster and scalpers, but how many have actually been willing to take a pay cut for you?)
Kid Rock is selling tickets for his concert this summer for $20. Or, to put that in terms a Kid Rock fan will understand, tickets will cost the same as ten Confederate flag decals.