Kid Rock Responds After Lighting Up Cigar at Travis Tritt Concert
Michigan law bans smoking in bars and restaurants -- even if you're a local rock hero. Kid Rock learned that lesson the hard way last weekend after patrons at a Travis Tritt show at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren, Mich. complained about Rock puffing on his stogie.
According to the Detroit News, a number of concertgoers were upset by Kid Rock's actions, and he was asked to snuff out the cigar. Joe Vicari, the owner of the 1,000-seat banquet hall, said he wasn't there to witness the incident. "Maybe it's a guy who doesn't like Kid Rock," he said.
Randy Snell is the 'guy' he was referring to. Snell was at the show and was amongst those upset with the situation. The Detroit News reports that he called the banquet hall on Saturday, but his call was not returned.
Rock later apologized for lighting up and pissing people off, but in an off-handed sort of way. "It should be no secret that I do receive special treatment," the part-time country singer said in a statement. "I worked very hard for it, and without it my life would be a series of nonstop cellphone pictures."
He added, "I doubt I'm the first one to ever make a bad decision while being intoxicated, so he without fault please cast the first stone. My most sincere apologies to the patrons I may have offended, and a big middle finger in advance to all the haters and attorneys who will somehow try to find an easy paycheck in all this."
One positive thing did come from the ordeal, as Rock made sure to say that Travis Tritt's performance was wonderful.