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Kid Rock to cancel shows at venues with Covid mandates


Kid Rock will be hitting the road on his new tour soon, but he won’t be stopping at venues with any covid protocol.

In a Facebook video posted Thursday, Rock said that may cities were already taken off of his tour schedule due to the venues vaccine or mask mandates.

“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,” stated Kid Rock in the video.

Rock announced his 2022 Bad Reputation tour on Monday, that includes a stop at Blossom Music Center on Aug. 5. Currently the venue does require proof of vaccination or a negative test to attend their shows.

He also has a stop planned for Nationwide Arena in Columbus in April.  The arena does require people to wear masks inside, but does not enforce any sort of vaccine mandate.

“If you think I’m going to sit out there and say don’t tell me how to live, ‘We The People,’ while people are holding up their f-ing vaccine cards and wearing masks, that (expletive) ain’t happening,” he added in the video.

‘We The People’ is a new song by Rock, in which he criticizes President Joe Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Black Lives Matter movement and more. The song made a meteoric rise to #1 on iTunes.

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