Proclaiming that “Athletes and musicians make astronomical amounts of money," Kid Rock told Rolling Stone, "People get paid $100 million to throw a baseball! Shouldn't we all take less and pass some of that money onto others?"
So the Kid's idea is to charge $20 a ticket for his shows this summer with ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker. And that's $20 for every ticket in the house, whether its in the back or in the front, and it gets better, Rock says "the first two rows of each venue will not be sold to anybody. "I'm going to send my roadies to find people in the back of the place to sit there...I have big-time buddies that can get front-row seats for anything. They know the right people. Not my show, though. We don't care who you are, you can't get those seats unless we select you."
Kid Rock first got the idea to ease up on what his fans pay when the economy tanked a few years ago, he said, "I realized it was highway robbery selling t-shirts for $40...I know what it cost to make those things. I said, 'This is ridiculous. Put up a banner that says 'Fuck the Economy! T-Shirts are $20.' My manager refused to do it until I threatened to fire him. We did it, and we made the same per cap by selling twice as many t-shirts."
Wow, whether you're a Kid Rock fan or not you've gotta love this idea and love him for daring to do what most other rock stars don't seem to give a crap about, and that is make their fans can afford to come to their shows!