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Kid Rock admits Senate run was a publicity stunt

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Kid Rock admitted in an interview with Howard Stern what many of us suspected all along: he's not running for the U.S. Senate seat in Michigan and the whole fake campaign -- including concerts resembling rallies, a KidRockForSenate website and political speeches -- was a publicity stunt for his upcoming studio album.

Rock told Stern, "F**k no, I’m not running for Senate. Are you kidding me? Who couldn’t figure that out? I’m releasing a new album on November 3rd. I’m going on tour too. Are you f**king s**tting me?”

  • Apparently a number of Rock's supporters thought the campaign was more than just fake news, even speculating on a Rock run at the White House down the line.
  • The singer said that staging the fake campaign was "the worst advice that I ever gave myself,” but added, "It’s been the most creative thing I’ve ever done, and I got to see everybody’s true colors.”
  • Rock also told Stern that he remains a supporter of Donald Trump, although he admitted that the former reality show star's "messaging is not the best."
  • As for his new album, it's called Sweet Southern Sugar and it will be out November 3rd as Rock revealed. He also announced the dates for his "Greatest Show On Earth" 2018 tour, which are (subject to change):
    January 19 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
    January 20 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
    January 25 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theatre
    January 26 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theatre
    January 27 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theatre
    February 2 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
    February 3 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
    February 9 - Atlanta, GA - Infinite Energy Arena
    February 10 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center
    February 16 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
    February 17 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
    February 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
    February 24 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
    March 2 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
    March 3 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena
    March 9 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
    March 10 - Nassau, NY - NYCB Live
    March 16 - Chicago, IL - United Center
    March 17 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center
    March 20 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
    March 23 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
    March 24 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center


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