And now that’s thrash metal.
Angry fans trashed the concert venue at the North Dakota State Fair after Kid Rock canceled his performance due to bad weather.
According to TMZ, the singer was forced to cancel his show at the fair on Friday night (July 22nd) after a storm brewing on the outskirts of town kept delaying the show.
Originally, Kid Rock was scheduled to take the stage at around 9:30 P.M. after his opening act, Night Ranger. However, by 11:00 P.M. an officer from the Ward County Sheriff’s Department walked to the mic and announced that the concert was canceled.
After waiting nearly two hours for the show, the 18,000 upset concertgoers began to riot and trash the venue. Several climbed onto the stage, and at least one was reportedly escorted from the venue in handcuffs.
Kid Rock’s fans throw trash and beer cans at concert workers and security after Kid Rock canceled his North Dakota concert due to weather. pic.twitter.com/xeqZn8MxUa
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The rocker was also angry that the show had to be canceled, and he expressed his opinion in a tweet, saying, “SO PISSED OFF we could not play for a sold-out crowd tonight in Minot, ND (because of high winds) — I know it sucks but none of us can control Mother Nature. Please be safe leaving and take care of each other. — Kid Rock.”
SO PISSED OFF we could not play for a sold out crowd tonight in Minot, ND (because of high winds) – I know it sucks but none of us can control mother nature. Please be safe leaving and take care of each other. -Kid Rock
— KidRock (@KidRock) July 23, 2022
The North Dakota State Fair issued a statement saying the performance had to be canceled due to safety concerns and promised to refund ticket holders.
“Due to the safety concerns of the high winds, lightning, and severe weather in the area, the Kid Rock concert had to be cancelled. The North Dakota State Fair will be issuing refunds to all ticket purchasers,” the statement read.
The Daily Wire added these details:
Kid Rock recently made news when he did an exclusive interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson and explained exactly why — although there have been those who have tried — he could never be canceled.
“Why haven’t you been canceled? Like, people aren’t allowed to say what they think. You are,” Carlson said.
“I am uncancelable,” Kid Rock agreed.
“Why’s that?” Carlson asked.
“I don’t give a f***,” Kid Rock said with a laugh, and Carlson laughed too.
“I’m not in bed with any big corporate things at the end of the day,” he continued. “There’s nobody I’m beholden to. No record companies, no corporate interests, no nothing. You can’t cancel me. I love it when they try.”