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Kid Rock will kick off charity tour in Atlanta

kidKid Rock wants you to know that he cares.

The Detroit rocker (and sometimes rapper and sometimes country singer) is showing his magnanimous side with a small tour that kicks off at Center Stage Nov. 10.

Rock has joined with a team of Detroit business people to donate money to local charities in a series of cities, which includes Nashville, Chicago and Denver along with Atlanta. The plan is to partner with local radio stations in each market to determine which individuals or organizations need assistance.

The singer behind “Bawitdaba,” “Rock N Roll Jesus,” “Cowboy” and the recent “Born Free,” said he came up with the idea for the tour to coincide with the launch of his new single, “Care.”

“The song says ‘the least that I can do is Care’ – and I want to put my money where my mouth is,” Rock said in a statement. “Everyone knows that Detroit is hurting.  But I want to show that even though we don’t have a lot on our own plate, it doesn’t mean the people of my hometown don’t have compassion to share with others all over the country.  At the end of the day we’re all Detroit, we’re one country, one family.”

Some of the organizations pledging donations are Quicken Loans Inc., Fathead and The Detroit Pistons.

Rock will be backed by his Twisted Brown Trucker Band for the tour.

Tickets for the all-ages show are $49.50 and on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 15 only through www.ticketmaster.com. There is a two-ticket per person limit; tickets must be picked at will call on day of show.

Melissa Ruggieri, Atlanta Music Scene blog

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