Jeff Pilson Says Politics Won’t Get in the Way of FOREIGNER’s Upcoming Tour with Kid Rock

FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson says that politics won’t interfere with his band’s plans to team up with Kid Rock – a vocal Trump supporter – for the upcoming ‘Bad Reputation Tour.’ The 24-city tour will begin on April 6 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana and will pass through Nashville, Boston, Chicago, and Detroit. The tour is rumored to be Kid Rock’s last. There will also be appearances by GRAND FUNK RAILROAD and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin during the tour.

Pilson, who previously called Trump a ‘dangerous man’ who could lead America to another Civil War, was asked in an interview with Rock Band Reviews about fans being reluctant to see the tour because of Kid Rock. He said, “If they’re not coming because of Kid Rock, if it’s musically oriented, well, I would say listen to Kid Rock; he’s a great artist.” He further said, “I mean, if you’re politically against Kid Rock, I guess that’s one thing, but, hey, listen, we’re not letting politics get in the way.”

Kid Rock is never shy of expressing his political opinions. Recently, he released a profanity filled song that is critical of President Joe Biden. In the song, released in January, he also bashes Anthony Fauci over his Covid response. The single, titled ‘We The People,’ debuted at number 1 on Billboard Digital Song Sales Chart, making it the first #1 for Kid Rock on the said chart. Also, it shot to number 1 on iTunes Chart one day after release, brushing aside other prominent artists such as Ed Sheeran, Adele, and Encanto.

In the song, Kid Rock says ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ a total of 13 times. It includes lyrics such as, “Wear your mask, take your pills, now a whole generation’s mentally ill,” and “(Hey-yeah) man, F-ck Fauci (Hey-yeah). COVID’s near. It’s coming to town. We gotta act quick, shut our borders down. Joe Biden does, the media embraces. Big Don does it, and they call him racist.” There’s also a line that mentions the record-high inflation: “Inflation’s up like the minimum wage. So it’s all the same. Not a damn thing changed.”

At the end, however, he called for all Americans to come together, singing, “We gotta keep fighting for right to be free. And every human being doesn’t have to agree. We all bleed red, brother, listen to me. It’s time for love and unity.” The song concluded with a recorded crowd chanting of ‘Let’s Go Brandon.’

The single ‘We The People’ will be part of Rock’s upcoming album ‘Bad Reputation,’ along with the other singles ‘The Last Dance’ and ‘Rockin’.’ The album is expected to be released later this year.

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