According to Rolling Stone, the promoters of Ted Nugent’s concert in Alabama canceled it after a social media backlash was sparked because of his political views.
Nugent tweeted on Friday that “haters and liars who are drunk with stupidity [are] unable to debate me.” Nugent also posted a link to an article on AL.com regarding the canceled show.
liars & haters drunk on stupid incapable to debate me-https://t.co/P56ILUnziG
— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) May 5, 2023
Red Mountain Entertainment announced Nugent’s appearance at Avondale Brewing Co. in Birmingham on Monday. Red Mountain Entertainment announced Nugent’s appearance on Monday. The venue’s Facebook page was flooded with angry remarks and dissatisfaction over the booking.
On Thursday afternoon, the venue announced that it had canceled the show. The show was canceled the day before tickets were to be sold.
AL.com reported that a post on the venue’s Instagram Story stated: “We listened to the concerns of the Avondale community, which is important to us. We have made the decision to cancel the Ted Nugent concert scheduled for 18th July. ”
Nugent has been a long-time and vocal supporter of former President Trump. He was a member of the National Rifle Association’s board of directors until 2021 when he resigned.
In a video posted on Instagram three weeks ago by the politically outspoken musician, he announced his final tour as “Adios Mofo ’23”.
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Nugent said, “This is my final tour.” You have all made my musical dreams come true. Nugent joked about how hotel rooms felt like jails. Nugent stated that “the musical dream will continue but I won’t go on tour anymore.”
“I’m a political storm because I believe and will continue to believe in self-government.” “You can live the American Dream if you demand constitutional accountability from our elected employees. ”
He laughed, saying “That’s pretty extreme.” It’s true, you’re right. My guitar tone is very radically different. ”
The point is that, if there were a soundtrack to the American Dream this would be the most intense, dynamic, and exciting tour in my life. ”
Nugent’s tour isn’t available in Birmingham.
Nugent’s “Adios Mofo ’23 Tour” still includes Florida Indiana West Virginia Kentucky New York Pennsylvania Ohio Illinois New Jersey Michigan Texas Oklahoma.
Nugent’s controversial political and social views are not unique to the veteran rocker.
We previously reported, that Paul Stanley, the cofounder, and creator of the iconic Kiss logo, issued a statement against sexual transitioning among young children. Dee Snider (68), a former Twister Sister, tweeted about his support for Stanley’s statements the following day.
Stanley later clarified, changing his position slightly. San Francisco Pride announced it would not be using Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Going to Take It” as its unofficial rallying cry.