Chaos ensued after Kid Rock abruptly canceled his concert in North Dakota on Friday (July 22) due to a tornado warning that went into effect across Northern North Dakota during the 9 PM hour.
Following the cancelation, the “Bad Reputation” singer apologized to fans and expressed his upset via Twitter.
“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,” Kid Rock wrote on Twitter after the show was canceled. “Please be safe leaving and take care of each other.”
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
In addition to Kid Rock releasing a message for fans, the North Dakota State Fair also issued a statement regarding the abrupt cancelation.
“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 statement read. “The North Dakota State Fair will be issuing refunds to all ticket purchasers.”
What Happened At Kid Rock’s North Dakota Concert?
At approximately 10:30 PM, Ward County Sheriff Bob Roed took to the stage at the annual state fair to tell a sea of 18,000 fans that the concert would no longer be taking place, citing the weather in Minot, N.D.
Fans were not happy with the unfortunate news and began to trash the venue, start “bullsh*t” chants and one concertgoer was even obtained by the police after he jumped onto the stage.
According to KFYR, many fans were waiting for hours to see Kid Rock take the stage and when his performance was canceled they began to throw bottles and trash at the stage out of sheer frustration. One concertgoer even stormed the stage, taking a threatening stance before security tackled him and police handcuffed him.
Earlier this year, Kid Rock released his new album, Bad Reputation. The project includes several buzzed-about tracks such as “We The People,” “The Last Dance,” “Ala-F**kin-Bama,” “Rockin’,” as well as song “Don’t Tell Me How To Live,” which was recorded with Monster Truck.
The headlining tour kicked off on April 6 at Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana and is set to wrap up on Sept 16 & 17 with back-to-back shows in Clarkston, MI.
The hitmaker’s next scheduled tour date is July 27 in Cheyenne, Wyoming at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.