Kid Rock Continues His Tour After Confederate Controversy

Photography by Chris BairdKidRock1Kid Rock’s sold-out show at Raleigh, the first show since controversial “kiss my ass” comments last week, took place at North Carlolina’s ‘s Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Saturday night, July 11, 2015. The opening acts included Foreigner, with Mick Jones (the only remaining original member), Kelly Hanson (vocals) formerly from Hurricane, and local band Double Vision.ForgeignerThe First Kiss: Cheap Date Tour – Tix $20, splitting concessions/merch with artists. Kid said he wanted to keep jobs there and vendors employed. KidRock3Appropriately, Kid Rock opened with “First kiss.” Mid-concert – spoke about his life, his grandfather, and himself today, at 44 years old, Kid then sang his hit “Picture” with a member of his band. He left much of the “controversy” aside, concentrating on the concert and the crowd that night, although both inside and outside, his fans waved the rebel Stars and Bars.KidRockF2Earlier in the week, in a statement to Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Rock sent a message to those upset with him, back home in his native Detroit- “Please tell the people who are protesting to kiss my ass.”KidRockF1With fellow Detroit native, Ted Nugent, they recorded a new song called, “Kiss My Rebel Ass”. Kid Rock (Robert James Ritchie) described the song as “A love letter to the south and a middle finger to the PC establishment.”KidRock2“Kiss My Rebel Ass” will be available for instant download Friday on each artists’ website. All proceeds from the song will be donated to the American Freedom Party.

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