Rolling Stone reported that the promoters canceled Ted Nugent’s concert in Alabama after a social media backlash sparked by his political views.
Nugent posted a tweet Friday stating that “Liars, haters and stupid drunkards [are] incapable of debating me.” He also included a link to a report in AL.com about the cancelled event.
Nugent was scheduled to perform at Avondale Brewing Co., Birmingham on July 18. Red Mountain Entertainment announced his appearance Monday. The venue’s Facebook pages were flooded with angry comments and dissatisfaction about the booking.
The venue announced that the show had been cancelled on Thursday afternoon. This was the day before the tickets were due to be sold.
According to AL.com, a post in the venue’s Instagram Story said: “We heard the concerns from the Avondale Community, which is very important to us. We have taken the necessary step to cancel the Ted Nugent Concert scheduled for July 18.”
Nugent was a vocal and longtime supporter to the former president Trump. He served on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association until 2021, when he resigned.
In an Instagram video posted three weeks ago, the outspoken political musician announced that his final tour would be “Adios Mofo ’23”.
“This is my last tour” You all have made my musical dream come true. Nugent joked that hotel rooms felt like prisons. “The musical dream will continue, but I won’t be going on tour any more,” Nugent said.
“I am a political storm because I believe in self-governance and I will. You can live the American Dream by demanding constitutional accountability of our elected employees.”
He laughed and said, “Well that’s radical.” You’re right, it is radical. I’m radical. My music is radical. My attitude is also radical. My middle finger is a radical. “My guitar tone is radically different.”
“The point is that if there was a soundtrack for the American Dream, this would be the most intense, dynamic, exciting, and fun tour of my entire life.”
Nugent’s tour is not available in Birmingham.
Nugent’s list of “Adios Mofo ’23” tour still includes Florida, Indiana West Virginia, Kentucky New York, Pennsylvania Ohio, Illinois New Jersey Michigan Texas and Oklahoma.
Nugent is not the only veteran rocker to have recently made headlines for his controversial political and social views.
TheBlaze reported that Paul Stanley, age 69, the co-founder and creator of Kiss’ iconic logo, made a statement opposing sexual transitioning in young children on April 30. Dee Snider, 68, former Twister Sister member, tweeted the next day about his support of Stanley’s statement.
Stanley clarified later, reversing his position a little. San Francisco Pride, meanwhile, announced that it would no longer be using Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as its unofficial rallying call.