Kid Rock Admits His US Senate Run Was All for Publicity

A Michigan Senate poll in August showed Kid Rock leading the field of Republican contenders, but trailing Democratic Sen.

Kid Rock has announced his Greatest Show on Earth Tour for next year, which will stop at the Toyota Center on February 3.

The 20-city tour will visit Phoenix's Talking Stick Resort Arena on March 23, 2018.

Rock will be touring behind his latest album "Sweet Southern Sugar", the first record he's made in Nashville after slowly shifting from a combative young Detroit rapper to a middle-aged rebel (ish) rocker.

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Kid Rock had teased a potential run against incumbent Stabenow, even selling Kid Rock for Senate merchandise online with the website

An "announcement" link on that site now redirects to another website promoting his tour and album.

But the biggest explosion was his confirmation that "I'm not running for Senate!" "I'm not going to put that much effort into it anymore, because I'm too rich". "Are you fucking shitting me?"

The stunt worked. His "bid for U.S. Senate" was covered by the press around the U.S.

"It's the worst advice I ever gave myself, but it's been the most creative thing I've ever done and I've gotten to see everyone's true colors", the musician said.

There will be no Senator Kid Rock in 2018.

The L.A. Times headlined another piece, No joke: Kid Rock is a competitive candidate for the U.S. Senate in MI.

"Since someone said I was going to run for Senate in MI, I'm like, f- it, let's get some signs made, right?" I have people that work for me, they're on the in, I'm like, f- no we're not doing it, but let's roll with it for a little while, this is awesome.

  • Joey Payne