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Kid Rock brings $20 tour with Foreigner to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on June 27

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From a press release:

Kid Rock broke all the rules when he last set out on tour, and now he’s back to break them all again. The “$20 Best Night Ever” tour set all sorts of attendance records, proving that the combination of top notch entertainment and affordable tickets are a win/win for everyone. Now with the eminent release of his new album, “First Kiss” (his first on Top Dog/Warner Bros. Records), Kid Rock, along with his trusted Twisted Brown Trucker Band, is announcing a full summer tour with very special guest Foreigner.

The tour kicks off June 24 in Hartford, Connecticut, stops at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on June 27, includes six special nights in Detroit, and wraps Sept. 5 in Washington.

Tickets for this tour, which is again being promoted by Live Nation, will be handled as they were for the last run, with every effort made to keep fees down and scalpers at bay. Tickets from the second row to the lawn will be $20, with reduced parking and service fees, keeping the total ticket price at about $30 or under. $20 all-in tickets (including parking) will be offered from participating Walmarts and at the venue box offices, and everyone who purchases a ticket at Walmart will receive a coupon for $2 off their purchase of “First Kiss.”

1,000 tickets from each show will be put on sale via’s Platinum ticketing program to combat scalping. The first row of seats for every show will be held back and given as free upgrades for lucky fans, and $20 special food packages will be available during the shows. And of course, since they were so popular last time around, there will be $4 draught beers and special $20 tour t-shirts available throughout the amphitheaters.

Kid Rock is deep into the shitshow that comes with releasing a new record. On Sunday, Feb. 22, Kid Rock will be performing a massive show before the start of the Daytona 500, where “First Kiss” will be debuted live for the first time. Fans can tune to Fox television by 12:15 p.m to make sure they catch the performance. Following that, he’ll be appearing on “The Tonight Show” on Feb. 23, the “Today” show on Feb. 24, talking with Howard Stern on Feb. 25, and in a first for Kid Rock, he’s going to be experimenting with this new technology called “Twitter” on Feb. 19, when he takes over the iTunes Twitter handle at 5 p.m. to answer fans’ questions.

In addition, starting today, fans will be able to stream the record in its entirety via iTunes, and the album can be pre-ordered now. There, of course, will be more promotional surprises in store.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale the day “First Kiss” is released, Feb. 24, on Fan Club members will be able to purchase tickets beginning Feb. 19, and fans who pre-order the album through will be eligible for a special pre-sale beginning on Feb. 20.