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Kid Rock and 3 Doors Down are among the artists tentatively scheduled to perform this week either at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida or events surrounding or affiliated with it. However, plans for both acts and others may be changed or scrapped depending on the effects of Hurricane Isaac, which has been bearing down on the Sunshine State and has already led to the cancellation of the first night of the convention itself.
A concert by Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, scheduled for this past Sunday night (August 26th), was already canceled due to the storm's approach.
According to Rolling Stone, other acts slated to join the festivities are Journey, the Zac Brown Band, Taylor Hicks and Camp Freddy, the Los Angeles covers band featuring Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction and Matt Sorum of Velvet Revolver, who will be playing a benefit for the families of wounded or deceased U.S. soldiers.
While Camp Freddy and Journey have stated that they're not playing the gigs for political reasons, Rock has already endorsed Mitt Romney for president and has been supporting Republican candidates for years.
Rolling Stone asked a Romney campaign spokesperson how the candidate felt about some of Rock's raunchier, sex-and-drug-fueled lyrics, especially considering Romney's Mormon background. The spokesperson did not get back to the publication with an answer.
3 Doors Down hail from Mississippi, a GOP stronghold, and are likely appearing to show their support for the Republican ticket as well, since they'll be playing on the convention main stage itself and not at a private party or fundraiser.