AL.com reported that Ted Nugent’s concert in Birmingham, Alabama has been canceled due to a backlash surrounding his controversial political views.
The legendary 74-year-old rocker was scheduled to perform on July 18 at Avondale Brewing Co. But his appearance was scrapped on Thursday afternoon (May 4), one day before tickets were to go on sale via Ticketmaster.
The decision to call off the gig was apparently made in response to about 1,000 comments which were posted on Avondale Brewing’s Facebook page after the show was announced, as well as more than 150 comments on the venue’s Instagram page.
A Birmingham bar, Al’s On 7th, issued a statement earlier this week saying it would no longer support Avondale Brewing Company or Good People Brewing Company, Avondale’s parent company.
“Al’s will no longer purchase any beer from Avondale Brewing Company nor Good People Brewing Company,” the bar said in the social media post. “Avondale will be hosting a Ted Nugent concert in July. Nugent has recently made serious transphobic comments.”
In announcing the concert’s cancelation, Avondale Brewing wrote in a post on Instagram Stories: “We have heard the concerns of the Avondale community, which is so important to us, and in conjunction with our partners, have taken the necessary steps to to cancel the Ted Nugent concert scheduled for July 18.”
Nugent’s concert in Birmingham was supposed to be part of his 28-stop tour dubbed “Adios Mofo ’23”, which is being advertised as his farewell tour.
Dee Snider comments on his planned performance cancelation of San Francisco Pride
Meanwhile, Dee Snider has issued a statement after his planned performance at San Francisco Pride in June was canceled because the Twisted Sister singer voiced his support for Paul Stanley’s controversial comments criticizing gender-affirming healthcare for children.
San Francisco Pride, which is scheduled to take place June 24-25, was about to announce Twisted Sister’s 1980s classic “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as the official anthem of its 2023 celebration and Snider had been set to perform.
“Ultimately SF Pride and Dee have mutually agreed to part ways,” the festival said in a statement, adding that Stanley’s tweet was “transphobic.” It added that the organization was “heartbroken and angry.”
Earlier today (Friday, May 5), Snider released the following statement via social media: “So, I hear I’m transphobic. Really?”