25 October, 2017
"Who couldn't figure that out?" A "Kid Rock announcement on KidRock.com" link displayed on "kidrockforsenate.com" now links to a promotional webpage announcing the album's release and tour dates-for the humbly named "Greatest Show on Earth Tour"-beginning in January".
Rock, born Robert James Ritchie, has a new album, "Sweet Southern Sugar", coming out next month.
Rock - born Robert James Ritchie - had made news earlier this year when he publicly mulled a U.S. Senate run in his native MI.
"I$3 t's been the most creative thing I've ever done", he said. I've got mother--s thinking I'm running for Senate.' People who are in on it are like, 'Are you really doing it?' I'm like: 'Dude, you're f-ing in on the joke!More news: Doom Gets a Release Date for Nintendo Switch
But the potential Senate bid was a stunt.
Seconds later, tongue firmly in cheek, Kid Rock laid out the conditions for a possible run: If newspapers keep making fun of him, he will jump in and defeat "Debbie whatever-the-f - her name is" to get revenge.
The L.A. Times headlined another piece, No joke: Kid Rock is a competitive candidate for the U.S. Senate in MI.
In conversations with those in his circle, Kid Rock would tell them to "roll with it for a while", even he wasn't going to pursue the office.