Kid Rock is right now hitting the road, but he’s being picky about where he goes.
Just days after announcing his planned “Bad Reputation” tour, the singer said this week on his official Facebook account that he would not be playing at locations that require COVID masks or immunization.
“There’s been a lot of talk about vaccine mandates and venues. People saying, ‘I’m not going to that venue because of the vaccine mandate’ and this, that and the other. Trust me, we’ve done all our research on this and the consensus says that all this is going to be done, if there are any at these venues, I’m not aware of any, but if there are any, they’re going to be gone by the time we get to your city. If they’re not, trust me, you don’t have to worry. You’ll be getting your money back because I won’t be showing up either,” Kid Rock said.
“It’s actually kind of unfortunate. We actually scratched Buffalo, New York off the list because of that and Toronto, Canada and several other cities we were looking at. I don’t want to deal with that s–t either,” he continued.
Kid Rock claimed that he spent most of the epidemic working on his record in the studio.
“I’m unf—ing cancellable. Suck on that,” Kid Rock responded to his “haters.”
The musician then asked his audience where they listened to music. Given the current issue surrounding Spotify, it’s an intriguing subject. Neil Young, a musician, recently demanded that his music be removed from the streaming service due to his objection to Joe Rogan’s show, which he accused of promoting disinformation regarding coronavirus vaccinations.
Joni Mitchell, the musician, revealed on Friday that she has followed suit and she no more wants her songs to be available on Spotify.
In addition to addressing his tour, Kid Rock released “We The People” and two additional songs at midnight on Tuesday. The music makes fun of Dr. Anthony Fauci and President Biden, as well as the COVID-19 regulations.
“Wear your mask, take your pills / now a whole generation’s mentally ill!” Rock shouts in his rap/rock hybrid single.
He adds: “But COVID’s near, it’s coming to town, we gotta act quick, shut our borders down / Joe Biden does, the media embraces, Big Don does it and they call him racist.” The singer’s Bad Reputation Tour 2022 will visit 24 cities.