|Kid Rock (AP)Kid Rock, Detroit Symphony Team Up For Benefit
Posted: February 27, 2012
DETROIT (AP) -- Rapper-rocker Kid Rock is teaming up with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a one-night benefit concert.
The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press report those involved in the May 12 show at Detroit's Fox Theatre hope to raise $1 million for the orchestra. Kid Rock plans to perform with the orchestra as well as his own band.
Composer Rob Mathes is expected to work on arrangements. Detroit Symphony Music Director Leonard Slatkin is expected to conduct the orchestra.
Tickets go in sale Saturday. They start at $100, with top price levels including an afterparty.
Kid Rock was born Robert Ritchie. He's known for dabbling in musical styles from hip-hop and hard rock to country and Southern rock.
He grew up in and lives in suburban Detroit.