Fargo, North Dakota?
Michigan natives, bosom buddies, and rock n’ roll icons Bob Seger and Kid Rock have announced plans to perform together twice in 2013.
Their first joint-gig will be March 15 in Minneapolis. Okay, Minneapolis is a little out of the way but the city has a great musical legacy and it’s the hometown of Prince.
Their second gig is the following night in of all places Fargo, North Dakota. Two of the best rockers in the business are performing on the same stage just twice in 2013 and they choose Fargo, North Dakota for one of those dates?
I Heart Fargo
No offense to Fargo. I’m sure it’s a nice village, but a Bob Seger-Kid Rock show should be held in a major city like New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago.
Again, no offense to Fargo but a Bob Seger-Kid Rock show is an event that’s worthy of a lengthy road trip. It’s a show worth traveling for. It’s a show worth the price of a plane ticket and a hotel room.
But who wants to journey to North Dakota in March? It’s still winter there. The city averages around ten inches of snow in March. Ten inches! That means you can be drinking green beer and dreaming of the Blarney Stone while trudging through ankle-deep snow.
It’s not that Fargo doesn’t deserve this concert it’s that this concert deserves to be in a city that’s more conducive for an event of this magnitude.
The show will be held at the Fargo Dome located on the campus of North Dakota State University. For concerts, the venue can accommodate more than 25,000. If it’s a sellout, then a little less than 1 out of every 4 Fargo residents will be at the show.
The city of Fargo has a population of about 105,000. The surrounded area is doubled that.
Feels Like A Number
Now, before I completely alienate the one-fifth of a million people living in the Greater Fargo Metropolitan Area (the first time those four words have ever been strung together), Bob Seger and Kid Rock scheduled their two shows after they had scheduled their respective tours.
In other words, they didn’t say let’s play “here” and “here”. They looked at their itineraries and said we can only play “here” and “here.”
Okay, so Bob Seger and Kid Rock are only playing Minneapolis and Fargo. It could be worse. They could be playing Cleveland and Orlando. Let’s hope their upcoming concerts are insanely successful so this duo can launch a full fledge, co-headlining tour of North America later in 2013.
Rock & Roll Never Forgets Tour
Our tickets for Bob Seger’s North America concert tour will finally be redeemable beginning Feb. 27 in Toledo, Ohio. His trek ends ten dates later on April 2 in Denver, Colorado. As always, Seger will be backed by the Silver Bullet Band. Look for more Bob Seger concerts later in the year.
If you have a chance to see the “Night Moves” singer you must take it. The 67-year-old has already made overtures about hanging up his microphone.
Rebel Sour Tour
Kid Rock’s Rebel Soul Tour commences Feb. 2 in Kansas City. It wraps April 5 in Saginaw, Michigan. Rock, who will be backed by Twisted Brown Trucker Band, is hitting the road to support his ninth studio album, Rebel Soul.
Bob Seger’s “Rock & Roll Never Forgets Tour”
>>Feb. 27 – Bob Seger tickets for Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center
>>March 5 – Bob Seger tickets for Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
>>March 7 – Bob Seger tickets for Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
>>March 13 – Bob Seger tickets for Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
>>March 15 – Bob Seger tickets for St. Paul, Mn @ Xcel Energy Center
>>March 16 – Bob Seger tickets for Fargo, ND @ Fargo Dome
>>March 19 – Bob Seger tickets for Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
>>March 21 – Bob Seger tickets for Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
>>March 23 – Bob Seger tickets for Saskatoon, AB @ Credit Union Center
>>March 27 – Bob Seger tickets for Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
>>March 29 – Bob Seger tickets for Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
>>March 30 – Bob Seger tickets for Portland, OR @ Rose Garden
>>April 2 – Bob Seger tickets for Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center