Kid Rock Added to Line-up for Voodoo Music & Arts Experience 2013
The 15th Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is pleased to announce Kid Rock as the latest addition to the tribe's compelling line-up for the annual Halloween weekend (November 1, 2, and3) event in New Orleans. Kid Rock joins a bill led by Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Paramore, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and more (list below). Self-described "punk rock/hip-hop/Southern rock" musician and Voodoo veteran Kid Rock--pictured above in his 2004 festival performance--embodies of the musical stylings that reflect the depth of the VOODOO experience.
Kid Rock's latest album Rebel Soul also represents one of the "easiest" albums he's made to this point, a mark of the confidence, assuredness and--dare we say it--maturity he and his team have developed over time. The evolution has been genuine and organic, over the course of 26 million record sales and a slew of hits--from "Bawitdaba" to "Born Free"--that have criss-crossed the rock, pop and country charts. And let's not discount the impact made by his pair of studio facilities, The Warehouse and the Allen Roadhouse, in the Detroit exurbs, which contributed significantly to the almost offhanded manner by which Rebel Soul came to be earlier this year. Rock also deliberately took Rebel Soul all over the musical map. The gleeful "Chickens In The Pen" kicks things off with Southern grit and tribal vocals, while "Let's Ride," Rebel Soul's first single and Rock's tribute to troops in service overseas, is heavy, guitar-drenched riff rock. A roadhouse-style blues shuffle drives the politically tinged "3 CATT Boogie," while his Dixie inclinations fortify the title track "Rebel Soul," "Redneck Paradise," the John Eddie co-write "Happy New Year" and the mournful "Cocaine and Gin." "God Save Rock n Roll," meanwhile, is Rock's version of the classic rise and fall tale that's a kindred spirit to the likes of Bad Company's "Shooting Star" and Foreigner's "Jukebox Hero." "Detroit, Michigan" offers a joyous, Motown-spirited shout out to Rock's beloved home town, while "Celebrate" is a vintage slice of soul-rock that nods to Nutbush, Tennessee.
Kid Rock just performed eight sold-out shows in his Detroit hometown as part of his 2013 summer tour, which also includes a headlining gig at the Harley 110th Anniversary in Milwaukee, WIbefore the trek wraps in late September.
"Over the last 14 years of Voodoo, we've seen some 2000 artists from nearly every musical genre perform in what some have called a musical gumbo," says Stephen Rehage, the founder/producer of Voodoo. "It seems fitting that an artist as diverse and talented as Kid Rock is returning to Voodoo for the 15TH ritual."
The updated 2013 Voodoo line-up (as of 8-26-13) is as follows: Pearl Jam; Nine Inch Nails; The Cure; Kid Rock; Calvin Harris; Bassnectar; Paramore; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; Afrojack; Boys Noize; The Gaslight Anthem; Big Gigantic; How To Destroy Angels; Matt & Kim; Alkaline Trio; Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Dirty South; Desaparecidos; Beats Antique; New Found Glory; Cults; Savoy; Delta Rae; Anamanaguchi; Allen Stone; Destructo; Youngblood Hawke; ZZ Ward; Rudimental; The Revivalists; Shovels & Rope; Moon Taxi; The Olms; Keys N Krates; L.P.; G-Eazy; He's My Brother, She's My Sister; Hockey; A Silent Film; Robert DeLong; The Virginmarys; The Apache Relay; Those Darlins; Reignwolf; CC Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis; Ruby Amanfu; Fleur De Bris Vodu All Stars Featuring David Torkanowsky, George Porter, Jr., & Nicholas Payton; Billy Squier; John Michael Rouchell; Flow Tribe; Royal Teeth; Quintron & Miss Pussycat; Roll The Tanks; Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra; Dan Dyer; The Purrs; Andrew Duhon; The Breton Sound; Poof! The Pop Show With Carmine P. Filthy & A Boy Named Ruth; The Scorseses; Big History; Coyotes; Kinky Machine; Leopold and his Fiction; Church With Unicorn Fukr, Mr. Cool Bad Guy & Guests; Leslie Blackshear Smith & Double Black Featuring Simon Lott, DJ Raymond, Shane Theriot, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, Tim Green, Ivan Neville, Kiki Phillips, Mehnaz Hoosein & Erica Falls; Paul Varisco And The Milestones; Panic In Eden; Oh, Jeremiah; Hello Negro; The Real Night Tripper: Dr John Featuring George Porter, Jr., Herlin Riley, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, Smokey Johnson, Shane Theriot, Chief Monk Boudreaux, Nicholas Payton, Roderick Paulin, Sarah Morrow, & Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony.