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Kid Rock made headlines on Monday after announcing on his Instagram that he will be headlining a series of concerts this summer as part of his “No Snowflakes Summer Concerts.”
The 52-year-old musician shared an image of a Live Nation poster that listed four arena concerts from June to July, with each show featuring a different special guest, according to the Daily Wire.
He captioned the post, “KID ROCK ANNOUNCES FOUR 2023 ARENA DATES. THE FOUR-CITY LIMITED RUN WILL FEATURE DIFFERENT SPECIAL GUESTS ON EACH NIGHT: CHRIS JANSON, MARCUS KING, TRAVIS TRITT, AND GRAND FUNK RAILROAD.”
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“The post included information that pre-sale tickets will be available starting March 7, with general sales opening Friday, March 10. More information can be located on his website,” the outlet added.
Starting in June, Kid will be headlining several “No Snowflakes” concerts, which will begin in Austin, Texas, at the Moody Center, followed by a show at the Dickies Arena in Ft. Worth. In July, the singer, whose given name is Robert Ritchie, will perform in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Bridgestone Arena before concluding the concert series in his hometown of Detroit at Little Caesars Arena. Each show will feature a different special guest.
The Daily Wire added:
The outspoken conservative country singer recently slammed “dumb liberals” — whom he said had moved to red states and brought their “effing politics” with them — when he mounted an effort to prevent the former home of late-legendary country music star Hank Williams from being destroyed, as previously reported.
“We are sick of seeing history torn to the ground,” Ritchie told Fox News host Tucker Carlson last year. “Whether it be in the form of monuments, statues, and now something so important here in Nashville, like the former home of Hank Williams, Beechwood Hall. … Where does this end?”
“We kind of knew that from the beginning, once this fiasco started that it was never going to end,” he continued. “And now we kind of feel like we’re under an invasion from the state of California, which we understand in a lot of ways. I have a lot of friends here that come from these spots — California and New York City.”
“A lot of people say it, and they say it under their breath, but they’re scared to say it out loud,” the Kid added. “So, once again, I’ll be the guy: They come here leaving these woke policies from those cities for better schools, lower taxes, lower crime. You have talked about it a million times. We kind of tell them to leave your effing politics at the state line from where you’re coming. And this is just one more example.”
In June, the Kid refused to back down from critics demanding he apologize for something he said about left-wing “The View” co-host Joy Behar.
The singer-songwriter appeared on “Tucker Carlson Originals,” a program on Fox Nation, the network’s streaming service, to “own” telling Behar to “f**k off” during a booze-induced rant at his honky-tonk bar in Nashville, Tenn., in which he also went after Oprah Winfrey.
“A drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts, I own what I said,” he told Carlson about the video TMZ released in 2019 showing him on stage at his bar repeatedly saying “f**k Oprah Winfrey” and “f**k Joy Behar.”
“I don’t apologize to anybody. I’m not an Oprah Winfrey fan,” he said.
Here is a short clip of the interview (Warning: Strong language):
Never met a motherf**ker quite like @KidRock
Streaming tomorrow. @FoxNation pic.twitter.com/w8iAcpr3uX
— Tucker Carlson Originals (@TuckerOriginals) June 7, 2022
“I got drunk and f**kin’ next thing, I’m on stage saying f*ck Oprah,” Rock noted. “I was trying to go after Kathy Griffin, you know, for holding up [then-President Donald] Trump’s head, but I’m so out of it I’m like ‘f**kin’ Kathie Lee Gifford.”
“When it comes back on TMZ or whatever a few weeks later I’m like, ‘Oh man, I like Kathie Lee Gifford.’ We’ve been kind of friendly throughout the years,” he continued.
Kid Rock also congratulated Johnny Depp at the time for winning his legal case against Amber Heard.
“Congrats General Johnny Depp! You have won a huge battle in the war against cancel culture! Amber is paying you millions to basically let people hear she dropped a dirty in your bed! Keep on Kid Rockin’ in the free world. #MePoo – Kid Rock,” he noted on Twitter.