by David Mendez
Apparently, Kid Rock's business model for his new tour consists of charging $20 for tickets, anywhere you want to sit, from the front of the house to the back, as apparently everyone is equal in the world of Rock — and not only that, but he plans to pull random ticket holders from the crowd and move them up to the first rows as a special treat, and selling the next 18 rows via paperless ticketing. That happens to be the sticking point:
In places where it's legal, rows two through 18 will be only available via paperless ticketing. Unfortunately, many states have outlawed the practice, which infuriates Rock.
"That's one of the times I'm fucking embarrassed to be a Republican," he seethes. "It's fucking Republican lawmakers passing those laws, you dumbasses. They already did it in New York and they're trying to do it in Michigan. I've even called some of those guys to try and stop it."
Apparently, Rock tends to lean as much toward common-sense as he does any other ideology, according to this interview, saying that "athletes and musicians make astronomical amounts of money," according to Rolling Stone. He continues, saying "people get paid $100 million to throw a baseball! Shouldn't we all take less and pass some of that money onto others? Think about firefighters, teachers and policemen. We should celebrate people that are intellectually smart and trying to make this world a better place."
Even if you don't like Kid Rock (and if you don't, middle school David Mendez would have some very pointed but polite disagreements with you,) it's refreshing to hear a celebrity publicly say that, though they lean toward one side of the spectrum, they're willing to hear things on both sides.
Check out the rest of the interview at Rolling Stone.