Kid Rock is teaming up with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a one-night benefit concert.
On Saturday, May 12, 2012, Kid Rock, director Leonard Slatkin and the men and women of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will take the stage of Detroit’s historic Fox Theatre for a one-night only fundraising concert to raise funds for the legendary orchestra.
The idea was originally conceived by Kid Rock and Rock Ventures Chairman Dan Gilbert to help save the DSO.
Tickets are available for $100, $150, $250 and $350 and a limited number of “Rock the Symphony” VIP packages, which include premiere seating and access to an exclusive after party, will be made available for the event.
“As a musician, and of course a Detroiter, I am proud to be supporting this longstanding cultural institution,” said Kid Rock. “And while I know these ticket prices are more than what my fans are used to paying, I am confident that whatever happens when we put the Twisted Brown Trucker Band, a 80 piece orchestra, and “Bawitdaba” together will be well worth the price of admission.”
Kid Rock, the Fox Theatre, Slatkin and the DSO are volunteering their services for concert.
All proceeds from the concert will be directed to the DSO, which also funds outreach, engagement, and community service work in schools, hospitals, retirement centers, places of worship, and community centers across Southeastern Michigan.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m.and can be purchased at Olympia Entertainment and Ticketmaster. Tickets are also available without service fees at The Fox Theatre, Joe Louis Arena and Hockeytown Authentics in Troybox offices. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.
Kid Rock plans to perform with the orchestra as well as his own band.
Kid Rock was born Robert Ritchie. He's known for dabbling in musical styles from hip-hop and hard rock to country and Southern rock. He grew up in and lives in suburban Detroit.