Skipping Senate run, Kid Rock to perform at Royal Farms Arena in March

Kid Rock, the Detroit rock musician who has flirted publicly with entering the realm of U.S. politics, isn’t abandoning the career that made him famous. On Tuesday, Live Nation announced a tour stop at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena on March 3.

Dubbed the “Greatest Show on Earth Tour,” Kid Rock’s new tour is set to support his next album, “Sweet Southern Sugar,” due out Nov. 3. Tickets go on sale to the public 10 a.m. Nov. 3 at, the Royal Farms Arena box office, Ticketmaster outlets and by phone (800-745-3000).

This morning, Kid Rock — born Robert Ritchie — appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show, according to the Detroit Free Press, where he said he would not pursue a potential Republican bid against Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat. Earlier this year, the right-leaning Kid Rock toyed publicly with the idea of getting into politics, and in 2016, he voiced his support to Rolling Stone for then-candidate Donald Trump, another celebrity without political experience.

Though his website sells “Kid Rock for Senate” T-shirts, the “All Summer Long” artist told Stern it was all a joke from the start.

“No, we’re not doing it," Kid Rock said, previously cluing in members of his inner circle, "but let’s roll with it for a while,” according to the Detroit Free Press.

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