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Kid Rock says Senate run a publicity stunt, announces 2018 tour with Duluth stop


Kid Rock is dropping his political ambitions a publicity stunt, as he admitted to Howard Stern on Tuesday - to return to being a rock star.

His “Greatest Show on Earth” tour will visit Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. The tour launches Jan. 19 in Nashville and will play 21 shows around the U.S.

Kid Rock will also release “Sweet Southern Sugar” on Nov. 3, his first album recorded in Nashville and his first album since 2015.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 3 via and Members of Kid Rock’s fan club can purchase tickets starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 31 and fans who pre-order the album at will be eligible for a pre-sale beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 1. Ticket prices are TBA.

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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

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.