Kid Rock’s abrupt absence caused some chaos at the North Dakota State Fair.
After the Grammy nominee, 51, canceled his performance at the last minute due to weather conditions on Friday in Minot, ND, concertgoers began to trash the venue and at least one fan was arrested by police, according to TMZ.
In footage obtained by TMZ, several audience members could be seen throwing bottles onto the stage and one was tackled after climbing onto the platform. He was then seen being escorted in handcuffs by officers across the parking lot.
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Kid Rock shared a statement on Twitter after canceling the show: “SO PISSED, we weren’t able to perform to a sold out crowd tonight in Minot, ND (due to high winds) – I know it sucks, but none of us can control mother nature. Please be careful when you leave and take care of each other.”
Audiences were left disappointed after more than two hours of watching Night Ranger play opening act, when an officer from the Ward County Sheriff’s Department took the stage to announce that the headliner had been cancelled.
“The Sheriff’s Department would like to make it clear to fans of tonight’s concert that the decision to cancel the Kid Rock concert was not made by the Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff simply announced the cancellation. have not canceled the show,” WCSD later explained in a statement. .
Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, hasn’t been known for his concert etiquette in the past, previously saying he won’t perform at venues with COVID-19 vaccine or mask mandates in place after announcing his Bad reputation tour in January.
“If you think I’m gonna sit over there and sing ‘Don’t Tell Me How to Live’ and ‘We the People’ while people are holding up their fucking vaccine cards and wearing face masks, that’s not is not happening,” he wrote at the time.
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The Arrogant The artist also hurled a homophobic slur at an audience member last June after the fan recorded it at a concert in Tennessee.