See Kid Rock’s ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ Video Announcing Tour

Kid Rock has released his new song and video, “Greatest Show on Earth.” It’s an apt title for the raucous song and video, which features concert footage spanning his career and comes on the heels of another kind of show of sorts, where he teased a run for Senate. He also released a second song and video, the stomping, country-tipped “Po-Dunk.”

“I’m the realest motherfucker and I’m coming of age,” Kid Rock sings. Later, he and his band sing on the anthemic chorus of the blistering guitar-driven song, “Welcome to the greatest/ Love you when you hate us/ Welcome to the greatest fucking show on Earth.” It ends with the words “Greatest Show on Earth Tour. Coming to a city near you. 2018. Are you scared?”

“Are you scared?” is a phrase that the musician used on the website that sparked talk of his possible run for the Senate in 2018, which would seem near impossible in conjunction with a concert tour. The song comes out on the heels of the musician taking on detractors that questioned his hints about making a Senate run. On Wednesday, Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, shared the website KidRockForSenate.com on Twitter. “I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real,” he tweeted. “The answer is an absolute YES.”

“Are you scared?” is a phrase that the musician used on the website that sparked talk of his possible run for the Senate in 2018, which would seem near impossible in conjunction with a concert tour. The song comes out on the heels of the musician taking on detractors that questioned his hints about making a Senate run. On Wednesday, Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, shared the website KidRockForSenate.com on Twitter. “I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real,” he tweeted. “The answer is an absolute YES.”

“First of all, I’ve got 15 days from my announcement to file paperwork with the FEC! Second, I’m not signed to Warner Bros!!!,” he wrote in the post titled “Once Again the Press is Wrong.”

As for the release of music in conjunction with his possible Senate run announcement, he wrote, “Like politicians write books during their campaigns, I’m planning on putting out music during mine and it all starts tonight at midnight.

“It’s not a hoax, it’s a strategy and marketing 101!” he continued. “No plans for an album or anything else that has been the usual norm in the music business or politics.”

If the musician did somehow manage to run for Senate while also on tour, he would be up against potential Democratic candidate and incumbent Senator Debbie Stabenow. “I concede that she is better at playing politics than I am, so I’ll keep doing what I do best, which is being a voice for tax paying, hardworking Americans and letting politicians like her know that We the People are sick and tired of their bullshit!” he wrote.

On Wednesday, Senator Stabenow responded to the initial reports that Kid Rock might run for Senate. “I know we both share a love of music,” she tweeted. “I concede he’s better at playing guitar and I’ll keep doing what I do best: fighting for Michigan.”

 

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