Kid Rock & Foreigner play Bethel Woods on Friday

kid-rock-first-kiss-@Kid Rock is a complicated musical and cultural figure, as if a purveyor of sh*t-kicking redneck hip hop could be anything but. He does have a reputation, however for putting his money where his mouth his. The affordable “$20 Best Night Ever” tour set all sorts of attendance records, proving that the combination of marquee entertainment and affordable tickets was possible.

Now with the his new album First Kiss out on Top Dog/Warner Brothers Records, Kid Rock, along with his trusted Twisted Brown Trucker Band, is announcing a full summer tour with very special guest Foreigner. First Kiss, like so much of the modern country genre, sounds a lot like retooled Bryan Adams, but in a good way. Rock’s latest is unvarnished American nostalgia with guitars and drums that have not been Pro-Tooled in super-perfect alignment.

Kid Rock and Foreigner make a stop at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Friday, July 3 at 6:45 p.m. Platinum Circle tickets can range as high as $225, but this is the Kid after all: Lawn seats cost an eminently doable $29. For tickets and more information, visit The Bethel Center for the Arts is located at 200 Hurd Road in Bethel.