Kid Rock Announces New Album, Tour and Addresses That Widely Rumored Senate Run

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Upon meeting Kid Rock at his home in Tennessee, one wouldn’t give a second thought to the fact that the “All Summer Long” singer lives in a double wide trailer, outfitted with camouflage, that sits high atop a mountain overlooking the city of Nashville. What you wouldn’t expect from the loud, boisterous rock star was his humble, soft spoken demeanor as he greeted members of the Nashville press at his home last month to share new music.

“We tried to do stuff where people can come together just like tonight,” he said. “I’m sure everybody here is not the biggest Kid Rock fan and I understand that and probably a little bit less of my politics, in some regard. But I think it’s great we work together at some level, so we can get together and eat some chicken and hear everyone just talk about what’s going on in Nashville in the community, that’s worth tonight alone.”

As guests feasted on hot chicken and beer, the 46-year-old told tales of his storied career and played new songs from his recently announced new album, Sweet Southern Sugar, due out Nov. 3.

SWEET SOUTHERN SUGAR TRACK LISTING:

  1. “Greatest Show on Earth”
  2. “Po-Dunk”
  3. “Tennessee Mountain Top”
  4. “I Wonder”
  5. “American Rock N’ Roll”
  6. “Back To The Otherside”
  7. “Raining Whiskey”
  8. “Stand The Pain”
  9. “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch”
  10. “Grandpa’s Jam”

Kid Rock’s latest offering is his first since 2015’s First Kiss and the first album recorded in Nashville. Combining a mix of country and hard rock, the new project features two songs released earlier this summer,”Greatest Show On Earth” and “Po-Dunk,” as well as the current single “Tennessee Mountain Top.” To accompany the new single, Rock put forward a— sort of out there—video, only he could pull off.

“The Tennessee state animal is a raccoon, so even though this has nothing to do with the song, [the video] is about this raccoon that gets rolled in L.A. by his girl and by everything out there and the traffic,” the Michigan native tells One Country. “He hitchhikes and I pick up the puppet and we go party and hang out and I bring him to Tennessee. The video is just that creative.”

On top of the announcing a new album, Kid Rock also announced that he will be hitting the road for the Greatest Show on Earth Tour, kicking off on Jan. 19 in Nashville. The tour consists of 21 dates, making stops in Philadelphia, Chicago, New York and Las Vegas.

As for that widely rumored run for a Michigan Senate seat Kid Rock was to embark on against Incumbent Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow, he tells “The Howard Stern Show” that it was just a stunt to build exposure for his new album. “I’m not running for Senate. Are you [expletive] kidding me? Who couldn’t figure that out? I’m releasing a new album. I’m going on tour too.”

We imagine Senator Stabenow is now breathing a sigh of relief.

GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH TOUR:
Jan. 19 – Nashville – Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 20 – Louisville, Ky. – KFC Yum! Center
Jan. 25 – Durant, Okla. – Choctaw Grand Theatre
Jan. 26 – Durant, Okla. – Choctaw Grand Theatre
Jan. 27 – Durant, Okla. – Choctaw Grand Theatre
Feb. 2 – Tulsa, Okla. – BOK Center
Feb. 3 – Houston – Toyota Center
Feb. 9 – Atlanta – Infinite Energy Arena
Feb. 10 – Charlotte, N.C. – Spectrum Center
Feb. 16 – Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
Feb. 17 – Columbus, Ohio – Nationwide Arena
Feb. 23 – Philadelphia – Wells Fargo Center
Feb. 24 – Cleveland – Quicken Loans Arena
Mar. 2 – Uncasville, Conn. – Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar. 3 – Baltimore – Royal Farms Arena
Mar. 9 – Newark, N.J. – Prudential Center
Mar. 10 – Nassau, N.Y. – NYCB Live
Mar. 16 – Chicago – United Center
Mar. 17 – Omaha, Neb.– CenturyLink Center
Mar. 20 – Denver – Pepsi Center
Mar. 23 – Phoenix – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Mar. 24 – Las Vegas – Mandalay Bay Events Center

Tickets for the tour will go on sale Nov. 3 at www.LiveNation.com

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