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Illness forces Kid Rock to reschedule Chicago, St. Louis shows

Kid Rock has canceled his July 26 concert at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, because, as the singer said via a statement issued today. “Grandpa strained his vocal chords[sic]!” The show has been rescheduled for 6:45 p.m. Sept. 12 at the venue. Foreigner will share the bill. Tickets for the original date will be honored. A tour stop in St. Louis has also been cancelled/rescheduled.

In a letter to his fans, issued via statement by Livenation, Kid Rock said:

“I know people have made plans, took time off, got baby sitters, took road trips and planned events around these shows. My voice is simply gone right now.

Sorry St Louis and Chicago – Grandpa strained his…..VOCAL CHORDS!!

Sitting here typing this beyond pissed off and disappointed. I have NEVER had to cancel shows. This absolutely sucks. I know people have made plans, took time off, got babysitters, took road trips and planned events around these shows. My voice is simply gone right now. I should not have pushed myself to get through the Dallas show because all I did was more damage – But there was no way I could stand on stage, feeling great – just not having a voice – and tell 20,000 people the show was not gonna happen. We made some last minute adjustments, my band stepped up and we got through it, but I am paying the price now. The steroids are gonna take a few days to really work and the only real cure for a strained voice is rest. I am not one to apologize too often, but this is one time that is beyond deserving of one – So to the people who were planning to attend the shows in St. Louis and Chicago, I am sorry I can not entertain you this weekend to my full potential. We WILL reschedule these shows and I promise if you can make it back, I will go above and beyond to make it EXTRA special.

Sincerely Sorry – Kid Rock

Visit livenation.com for tickets and information.