Kid Rock Drops Sad Retirement Bombshell

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Kid Rock recently made an appearance Friday night at Pine Knob Music Theatre. While, the appearance lasted for a couple of hours, he dropped some hints about his future.

Kid Rock says it could be his final tour

The fans at the venue witnessed some memorable moments and Rock came up with a sad teaser. Taking the stage alone and idly picking at an acoustic guitar, Rock confirmed to the hometown crowd what he’s been hinting at for a couple of years now.

The 51-year-old Romeo-bred rap-rocker is uncertain about his future. He’s been performing for three decades, he went on to say, and he’s got two grandchildren he’s eager to spend time with and he might call it a day soon.

“You never know what the future holds,” he said. “But if we do a few events a year, it’d be a pretty safe bet that something will be in Michigan.”

At the very least, Rock said, he’s definitely taking a break.

“Maybe we’ll get bored in a few years and go at it again,” Rock said. “But I tell ‘em every night (on the tour): If this was my last time here … it’s been great. I thank all of you especially, here in my hometown, for an unbelievable life beyond my wildest dreams. You’ve been such a huge part of that. And I will forever love you so much.”

Kid Rock played the first of a two-show stand and his first Pine Knob date in three years. The capacity crowd of 15,000-plus arrived armed with energy, and though Rock has been based in Nashville for several years now, it was clear that a Detroit show is still a destination event for hard-core fans, including many who’d traveled from around the country for the occasion.

We will now have to wait and see what the future holds for him.