Ted Nugent coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater
How is it possible that Ted Nugent couldn't tweak his tour schedule by just a week or two, so he could plan to be in Tampa Bay at the same time as the Republican National Convention? Given his status as one of the most outspoken conservatives in the entertainment industry -- and especially considering his recent assertion that, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year" -- you'd think he'd be invited to the RNC as a guest of honor.
But as it turns out, Nugent's upcoming fall tour will bring him to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Aug. 6, about three weeks before the RNC kicks off in Tampa. (Maybe he's using this tour as an opportunity to scout gun ranges near the Tampa Bay Times Forum.) Tickets to the show will be $39.50-$49.50, and they'll go onsale at noon May 5. Click here for details.
Politics aside, you can't really argue with the opening lick to Stranglehold. Maybe Homer is right -- vote for the Motor City Madman in 2012!
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*