Say what you want about Kid Rock...

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  1. RenchFries

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    This is cool, and it's not like the guy can't sell-out gigs at high prices. He's still big enough to do that, especially in the South.


    KID ROCK ‘FORTUNATE’ TO BE ABLE TO SLASH GIG PRICES


    He says keeping costs down for fans is vital and reveals he’s surprised other artists haven’t followed his business model
    Kid Rock says keeping the costs of his live shows down is vital and reveals he’s surprised other artists haven’t followed suit.

    He heads out on the road across the US this summer to support his upcoming albumFirst Kiss. And he’s frozen ticket costs at $20 – a price he introduced during his Best Night Ever Tour in 2013.

    He tells Billboard: “I’m so happy about the $20 thing. I've said before, I feel like I'll be able to ride this into the sunset. We've even learned more from being the guinea pig to do it the first time, and now we've learned so much more.

    “We thought about raising the ticket price five bucks, and then we're like, 'Let's just keep it $20. Let's find ways that we can be more efficient now that we've done it one time, that we can make more money but we're not messing with the people who are paying.' I'm just very fortunate to be in a position to do it."

    Rock is able to keep his ticket prices down by partnering with the gig venues and ticket outlet Live Nation and then splitting the costs from the shows. And he says he’s no idea why other artists haven’t copied his business model.

    He continues: “It's still nuts to me that nobody else has done it – not just $20, but has used the business model of showing up without a guaranteed amount of money and sharing the concessions and merchandise and really putting the weight on your back and passing the savings on to the fans.

    “It's a scary thing, because if nobody shows up, it's time to hang it up if you're playing for cheap like that. But it's a lot of incentive for people to show up, too."

    Rock’s 10th studio outing First Kiss launches on February 24 via Warner Bros. Records.

    He’s also featured in the latest edition of Classic Rock magazine where he talks about his early life and the closeness between him and his band. It’s on sale now.

    http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-02-18/kid-rock-fortunate-to-be-able-to-slash-gig-prices
     
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  2. Lou Loomis

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    You couldn't pay me $200 to be at a Kid Rock show, but I do appreciate the sentiment...
     
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    kid rock :backlol2:
     
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    good stuff
     
  5. RenchFries

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    A lot of people love hate him, but he always seemed like a chill dude to me. Unapologetic about who he is and what he does. I can admire that in anyone.
     
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    i like Kid Rock. i think i only owned that 1 album though. but i do like his music
     
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    :lol: this is accurate
     
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    $20 might still be overcharging.
     
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    i dont know that he makes any less $
     
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    I like his music, but I can listen to Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift and most other entertainers those who think music is anything other than enjoyable noise hate on.

    From what I have been told Kid Rock is actually an incredible musician and has been able to master every instrument he picks up without a single lesson.
     
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    Featuring special guest, Uncle Kracker
     
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    RIP Joe C. :rip:

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    This
     
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    That describes a lot of psychopaths.
     
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    This.
    Home grown Michigan.
     
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    i only heard a few of his songs, but they kiinda seem like copies of other songs
     
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    :hhh:
    and Smashmouth
     
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    I get all creepy feeling when I hear their version of "I'm a Believer" in the grocery store.
     
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    I wouldn't go, but I think it's a smart business strategy.
     
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    He think 20 bucks is a good deal :spit: