The Detroit Lions have announced who will be performing during halftime on the Lions’ 73rd Thanksgiving Day Classic, November 22 vs. the Houston Texans; recent Republican cheerleader and Detroit’s resident rocker, Kid Rock will be this year’s performer.
This special halftime event will feature a live performance of Kid Rock’s new song, “Detroit, Michigan,” a feature track from his new album “Rebel Soul,” which will be released November 19. The song pays homage to several of Detroit’s music greats, including Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bob Seger and Eminem in addition to icons like Henry Ford and Rosa Parks.
Detroit Lions Team President Tom Lewand made the announcement live on 97.1-FM The Ticket’s Stoney and Bill Show Friday morning.
“The song is unbelievable, it’s just a great anthem for our city and our region. To put him on a national stage in our stadium at halftime is just great way to celebrate our city, to celebrate his new album, and to celebrate the great relationship that he has with our team, with our city, with our community and I think it will be a great celebration of the tradition,” Lewand said.
Kick-off for the Lions vs. Texans game is scheduled for 12:30 PM ET 9:30AM PT.
— Steve Wiseman, WOCM Detroit