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Kid Rock Won't Perform At Venues With Covid Vaccine And Mask Mandates

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Kid Rock Won't Perform At Venues With Covid Vaccine And Mask Mandates

Kid Rock has revealed that he won’t perform at venues with a Covid vaccine and mask mandate on his upcoming Bad Reputation tour. 

Watch him explain why here:

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In a Facebook video shared on Thursday (27 January), the 51-year-old musician addressed talk among fans regarding restrictions put in place amid the pandemic. 

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Americans have become intensely divided over vaccine mandates and wearing masks in public spaces. 

Many of Kid Rock's fans are apparently concerned about these measurements when he heads on his 24-city tour, which starts on 6 April.

But the singer-songwriter - real name Robert James Ritchie - has said he won't play venues with vaccine or mask mandates, explaining: "If there are any of these venues - I’m not aware of any - they're gonna 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. 

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“If you think I'm going to sit out there and sing, 'Don’t Tell Me How to Live' and 'We The People,' while people are holding up their f***ing vaccine cards and wearing masks - that s*** ain't happening."

Credit: Facebook/Kid Rock
Credit: Facebook/Kid Rock

The singer went on to say he had to scrap a number of shows including two in New York and Toronto for this reason, which he described as ‘unfortunate’.

“I’m not one way or the other but I don’t want to deal with that s*** either and I know that you don’t,” he continued. 

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“By the way, there you go liberal media, there’s your clickbait for tomorrow to f*** with me.”

This isn’t the first time Kid Rock has spoken out against the US government’s coronavirus rules. 

Earlier this week, the star released a song titled ‘We The People’ in which he slams US President Joe Biden and the Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci.

The lyrics, shared by the NY Post, state: “Wear your mask, take your pills, now a whole generation's mentally ill," adding, “F*** Fauci.”

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Later in the song, the Donald Trump supporter says: “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.”

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

In a separate Facebook video, Kid Rock says the song was inspired by ‘all the craziness going on in our world in the last few years, and the politics, and the polarisation and social justice'.

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“You know, constantly for just being a Trump fan [I am] attacked in the media day in, day out,” he said. 

“I don’t mind taking a punch, but I hit back, motherf***er, and I hit hard.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Music, Coronavirus

Daisy Phillipson
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