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Kid Rock Bashes Ticket Brokers

Musician Kid Rock performs during the half time ceremony at the NFL football game between thd Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at Ford Field in Detroit.
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Musician Kid Rock performs during the half time ceremony at the NFL football game between thd Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at Ford Field in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Musician Kid Rock performs during the half time ceremony at the NFL football game between thd Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at Ford Field in Detroit.
AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

DETROIT (CBS/AP) Tickets to Kid Rock's Jan. 15 birthday bash sold out in 19 minutes and the Detroit rocker is not happy about it.

Or rather, he is not happy about the number of tickets that went to scalpers who will hike prices for fans.

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The country rocker with hip-hop roots says on his website that he would love to confront scalpers who swoop in and buy blocks of his low-priced tickets, then resell them for profit.

In a posts titled "Fans Upset about Ford Field Tickets and What Not," he says it leaves him feeling "like someone is beating up a close friend or family member while" he's chained to a chair.

"If I could confront each and every one of them face to face," he wrote, " I would and it would not work out well for them I guarantee all of you."

The musician, who said the post was not approved by his manager or publicist, said he has consulted people in the industry about ways to stop scalping but has not yet come up with a satisfactory solution.

The Michigan native, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, grew up in Romeo and now lives in Clarkston.

He has sold more than 180,000 tickets during the past 14 months for shows in the Detroit area and last appeared providing halftime entertainment at the Detroit Lion's annual Thanksgiving Day NFL game.