Conservative rocker Ted Nugent joined North Alabama radio's "Rightside Radio" on Monday to discuss his show being canceled by Birmingham's Avondale Brewing Company after left-wing activists complained on social media.
In reaction to Avondale Brewing Company announcing the upcoming performance on social media, hundreds of users complained about Nugent's conservative political views.
Avondale Brewing posted a statement to social media on Thursday afternoon confirming the cancellation. As of Friday morning, these posts and the initial announcement no longer remained on Twitter or Facebook.
In the statement, the brewery cited "concerns of the Avondale community" as a reason to cancel Nugent's concert. However, it did not list specific examples of things Nugent said.
The concert, scheduled for July 18, would've been one of 28 stops in Nugent's "Adios Mofo '23" tour. Nugent described this concert as his final tour.
"I'm Ted Nugent, and I am the most radical guy in the history of the world because I dare to experiment in self-government," Nugent told Williams on Monday. "Boy, is that extreme or what?"
Nugent said he's already scheduled another concert in Mississippi to replace the one at Avondale Brewing. He accused the activists of levying false accusations against him because they didn't want him to be successful.
"The Michael Moore and Hunter Biden fan club are really upset that I'm in the asset column," he told host Phil Williams. "I read the false accusations of everybody who protested my concert. Every one of their accusations - 100% lies. My haters are drunk and blinded by hate which has no foundation of reality."
Nugent became famous when he joined The Amboy Dukes as lead guitarist in 1963. After the band dissolved, he launched a successful solo career, releasing three multi-platinum albums from 1975 to 1977. He later formed the band Damn Yankees in 1989.
In recent decades, Nugent became an outspoken conservative and advocate for the Second Amendment. He has a long history of making controversial comments, including one in 2012 when he said he would "either be dead or in jail by this time next year" if Barack Obama were to become president. After making the comments, Nugent received a visit from the Secret Service.
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