Sorry St Louis and Chicago - Grandpa strained his.....VOCAL CHORDS!!
Sitting here typing this beyond pissed off and disappointed. I have NEVER had to cancel shows. This absolutely sucks. I know people have made plans, took time off, got babysitters, took road trips and planned events around these shows. My voice is simply gone right now. I should not have pushed myself to get through the Dallas show because all I did was more damage - But there was no way I could stand on stage, feeling great - just not having a voice - and tell 20,000 people the show was not gonna happen. We made some last minute adjustments, my band stepped up and we got through it, but I am paying the price now. The steroids are gonna take a few days to really work and the only real cure for a strained voice is rest. I am not one to apologize too often, but this is one time that is beyond deserving of one - So to the people who were planning to attend the shows in St. Louis and Chicago, I am sorry I can not entertain you this weekend to my full potential. We WILL reschedule these shows and I promise if you can make it back, I will go above and beyond to make it EXTRA special.
- Kid Rock.
PS - St Louis, you were the fastest show to sell out on this tour and I want to thank you for that! Chicago, you have been one of my earliest supporters outside of Detroit and biggest markets since day one, and I will never forget that. I hope everyone who was planning to go still has a great weekend and can make the best of a fucked up situation. Rock on St Louis , Rock on Chicago….Cleveland, I am planning on my voice being in tip top shape by Thursday, so I will see you fuckers then! :)
Dates have been rescheduled as follows:
Maryland Heights, MO - September 11th
Tinley Park, IL - September 12th