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Monday
May142012

Kid Rock Jams with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Facebook.com/KidRockKid Rock took Detroit's Fox Theatre by storm for 90 minutes on Saturday night.  Rock performed at a successful fundraiser for the cash-strapped Detroit Symphony Orchestra that brought in more than $1 million for his efforts, reports the Detroit Free Press.  

Rock opened the show in front of a packed house and he even wore a tuxedo during his first song, "Devil Without a Cause." He had some fun with the members of the 70-piece orchestra, who wore fedoras similar to the ones Rock usually wears on stage.  During the intro to his second song, Rock quipped, "You guys didn't think I was gonna wear the tuxedo all night, did you?" He then came back out wearing his usual concert attire -- a black T-shirt -- and he belted out "All Summer Long."

When they performed "Bawitdaba," Rock and DSO music director Leonard Slatkin played off of each other, with Rock bringing the crowd up and down and Slatkin directing the orchestra from loud to soft.  Rock introduced "Purple Sky" and, in honor of Mother's Day, dedicated it to "all the mothers in the house" -- including his own mom, who was seated up front.

Rock explained to the audience that he may have had a few drinks when he got the call to perform with the DSO, but admitted that it was "the best drunk move I ever made." Rock ended the evening with three songs played by just his band -- "Son of Detroit," "Wastin' Time" and "God Bless Saturday."

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