Kid Rock completed a tour in early 2018 that was not without its challenges. This was “The American Rock N’ Roll Tour” and there were a number of controversies generated because of some of Kid Rock’s antics and the things he said. One person that was noted as being responsible for keeping the tour on track and making it a big success was its State Manager Clayton Hutson. Clayton Hutson said that he and his crew were faced with quite a bit of adversity but they kept a positive attitude and focused on the things they could control. The result was a tour that had millions of fans in attendance across the nation.
Kid Rock is now gearing up for a second American tour. This was is named the “Red Blooded Rock N’ Roll Redneck Extravaganza Tour”. For this tour, Clayton Hutson has been chosen to be the production manager. He was chosen because of the grit, determination, and skill he showed on the earlier tour. He’s hoping for fewer challenges this time around but he says he is prepared to successfully deal with whatever happens. He said the tour, which starts in August and ends in November, hasn’t had too many issues so far. He did have to shift a couple of shows around due to local production gear issues but that wasn’t anything too major.
Clayton Hutson says he is pretty excited to be working on this next tour. He put together a great team to manage this tour which he says is critical in any industry but especially in the touring industry. When an act is out on a tour it means that this team will be together basically around the clock. They work together all day long getting the concert together and then managing the concert itself. This is followed by living together each night throughout the course of the tour, usually in pretty tight living conditions.
He owns and operates his own business after having cut his teeth at other companies in the touring industry. Clayton Hutson was just finishing out his previous tour, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s “Soul2Soul Tour”, when he was chosen to be the production manager for Kid Rock’s tour. This has meant his spending time as the lead rigger on his current tour while also doing advance show work for Kid Rock’s tour at the same time.