A Detroit rocker is asking fans to put down the cameras and cell phones at his tour this year.
In a statement posted Saturday on his website, Kid Rock said he doesn't like the idea of concert clips being posted online and the show being "spoiled" for anyone who hasn't yet seen it.
Statement from Kid Rock:
"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 with s*itty sound and video!
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."
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