Kid Rock’s 2022 nationwide tour began with a video greeting from a friend and former President, Donald Trump.
Rock aired a video greeting from the 45th President before the “All Summer Long” singer entered the stage at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana on Wednesday night.
Kid Rock kicks off tour with video message from Donald Trump
“Hello, everyone. I love you all. I know you’re having a great time at the Kid Rock concert tonight,” Trump says to the cheering crowd in the short clip. “Quite frankly, he’s amazing. All of you in attendance are truly the backbone of our great country. Hard-working, God-fearing rock-and-roll patriots.”
“Bob is truly one of the greatest entertainers of our time,” he said, referring to the rocker by his real name, Bob Ritchie. “Not the best golfer by any means, his golf game could use a little work, but a great, great entertainer, and that’s why you’re there.”
“Let’s all continue to love one another, fight for our God-given freedoms, and most of all, let’s make America rock again,” the ex-president concluded, putting on a red MAGA-style hat that reads “Make America Rock Again.”
The stage lights turned on as soon as Trump ended his speech, and Rock launched into his provocative new song “We The People,” off his new album “Bad Reputation,” which criticises President Joe Biden and Dr Anthony Fauci over vaccine mandates and other things.
The chorus of the song repeats the phrase “Let’s go Brandon,” which is code for “F–k Joe Biden.”
Since 2016, Rock has been an enthusiastic Trump supporter who has hosted rallies for him. Rock characterised hanging out with Trump as “great” during an appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” last month and said the former president once asked him for guidance on how to deal with ISIS and North Korea while out on the golf course.
Kid Rock’s latest Conservative anthem: We The People
Kid Rock has released a profanity-laced new tune in which he criticises President Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci for their vaccine mandates and other policies. According to Fox News, the “Redneck Paradise” singer released the controversial new song, along with two others, on Monday to promote his impending Bad Reputation tour, which he claims could be his last.
The rabble-rousing rock song, titled “We the People,” opens by attacking Fauci, the country’s chief infectious disease expert. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the epidemiologist has become the face of right-wing critics’ “authoritarian” anti-COVID tactics.
“Man f–k Fauci,” screams Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie. “Wear your mask, take your pills, now a whole generation’s mentally ill!”
“But COVID’s near, it’s coming to town,” the proud admirer of former President Donald Trump cries elsewhere in the four-minute jam. “We gotta act quick, shut our borders down; Joe Biden does, the media embraces, Big Don does it, and they call him racist.”
“Inflation’s up like the minimum wage. So it’s all the same. Not a damn thing changed,” yells the rock star, who in a recent song video weirdly compared himself to Oscar-winning actor Brad Pitt.
Meanwhile, the “Born Free” vocalist repeats “Let’s go Brandon,” a not-so-secret code for “F–k Joe Biden” among the president’s detractors, in the chorus.
Rock said the “hard rock-rap tune” was inspired by “all the madness going on in our world in the last few years, and the politics, and the polarisation and social justice” in a recent Facebook video promo for “We the People.”
“You know, constantly for just being a Trump fan [I am] attacked in the media day in day out,” the musician described, adding, “I don’t mind taking a punch, but I hit back, motherf–ker, and I hit hard.”
Despite its powerful right-wing preaching, “We the People” ends with a plea for politically divided Americans to unite. “We gotta keep fighting for the right to be free,” Rock pleads. “And every human being doesn’t have to agree. We all bleed red, brother, listen to me. It’s time for love and unity.”
Rock isn’t the only musician to publicly criticise coronavirus infection prevention methods in recent months. Eric Clapton, a British rock icon, stated in a YouTube video broadcast earlier this week that persons inoculated against COVID were under “hypnosis.”