Kid Rock ditches politics for new tour

Kid Rock has chosen music over politics, as evidenced by the announcement of his latest North American trek, the Greatest Show on Earth tour.

The 22-date tour will kick off in Nashville on January 19 and stretch into March, all in support of his upcoming album Sweet Southern Sugar. The outspoken Grammy winner made the official announcement during an interview with Howard Stern, where he refuted speculation of a possible Senate run.

“F–k no, I’m not running for Senate, are you kidding me?” The rocker proclaimed. “Who couldn’t figure that out? I’m releasing an album. I’m going on tour, too,” he told Stern.

The “All Summer Long” singer hinted at a possible run for office months ago, but after playing coy, he has now chalked the move up as a stunt, telling Stern “it’s been the most creative thing I’ve ever done. And I got to see everybody’s true colors.”

Now confirmed to be focusing solely on music, Kid Rock is hoping for a resurgence with Sweet Southern Sugar, out Nov. 3. His last studio album, 2015’s First Kiss, hit no. 2 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart, but did not perform as well commercially as previous efforts Born Free and Rock n Roll Jesus.

See all dates for the Greatest Show on Earth tour below and browse tickets here.

Jan. 19 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 20 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Jan. 25 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theatre
Jan. 26 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theatre
Jan. 27 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theatre
Feb. 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Feb. 3 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Feb. 9 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
Feb. 10 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Feb. 16 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Feb. 17 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Feb. 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Feb. 24 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Mar. 2 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar. 3 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
Mar. 9 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Mar. 10 – Nassau, NY – NYCB Live
Mar. 16 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Mar. 17 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
Mar. 20 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Mar. 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Mar. 24 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center