It sounded like a Kid Rock show. It looked like a Kid Rock show. When the obligatory pyrotechnics went off, it boomed like a Kid Rock show.
Yet something felt different this time, as the Michigan-bred star hit DTE Energy Music Theatre on Friday to launch a four-show stand. And it wasn’t just the old-school Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket he’s now donning as a hat to perform “Po-Dunk.”
For years, a Kid Rock show was a big-buzz draw for metro Detroiters across the board. It was an event widely viewed as a guaranteed good time with a celebratory hometown flavor.
But we find ourselves in the political pell-mell of 2019, and this homecoming DTE run presents a Kid Rock who’s operating in a new, fraught…