Kid Rock Opens Detroit Arena With No Political Announcement

Danny Woods
September 13, 2017

The musician said he's angry at Detroit organizations he has supported in the past for not defending him, and challenged the National Action Network to make up the losses. Tickets to Kid Rock shows in the Detroit area are always a hot commodity and sell out quickly so fans will want to be sure to secure their tickets for what will be a series of remarkable shows. Tensions were high outside the arena as Kid Rock gave his latest stump speech to kick off the concert.

An anchor for ESPN entered the political sphere on Twitter on Monday afternoon in response to an article about musician Kid Rock's recent comments surrounding his possible Senate bid.

Kid Rock opens at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit's new sports arena, Tuesday night, September 12, 2017, after two months of teasing a potential Republican run for U.S. Senate in MI.

In 2012, the paper published a column which drew attention to the fact that Rock's "Made in Detroit" clothing line was not actually made in Detroit - or even the United States, for that matter.

Among the protesters was Reverend Charles Williams II of the National Action Network.

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A civil rights group protested the concert because of Kid Rock's past onstage display of the Confederate flag and criticism of black NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for refusing to stand during the national anthem.

The rocker, real name Robert Ritchie, halted his gig to deliver an expletive-laden speech denouncing political correctness and NFL star Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the USA national anthem to protest racial inequality.

They are trying to use the old confederate flag BS, stir the pot, when we all know none of this would be going on if I were not thinking of running for office.

Pollster Ed Sarpolus of Target-Insyght said Kid Rock is better positioned than other GOP candidates for now because "he's got name ID and he's likable".

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