Kid Rock plays Mohegan Sun Arena

February 25, 2018 GMT

It was 20 years ago that Kid Rock burst onto the music scene with his “Devil Without a Cause” album. The former Bob Ritchie, 47, will perform at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, March 2, with special guest A Thousand Horses.

Friday’s concert is part of Kid Rock’s “American Rock ’n’ Roll Tour 2018.” He’s already sold out numerous shows, including recent appearances in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida and Georgia.

The singer-songwriter is known for such hit singles as “Bawitdaba” and “Cowboy,” as well as “Picture” and “All Summer Long.” “Picture,” a duet he wrote and performed with Sheryl Crow, is a breakup song about living life “in a slow hell” and trying to move on. The tune appeared on his 2001 album, “Cocky.”

Originally from Michigan, Kid Rock is a rapper and record producer, as well as an actor. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, he oversaw the production on nine of his 11 studio albums. His latest, “Sweet Southern Sugar,” came out in 2017.

The entertainer has never shied away from sharing his personal views, including political preferences. When President Donald Trump was running for office, he sparked controversy for selling vulgar T-shirts at his concerts, in support of Trump’s election.

Kid Rock’s opening act, country band A Thousand Horses, is especially known for its debut single, “Smoke.”

Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville. Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. $145, $95, $75. 800-745-3000