Two of the most outspoken, quotable musicians in the land will be hitting Iowa on Thursday. Hank Williams Jr. and Ted Nugent will be performing at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs on July 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets to see the Nuge and Hank Jr. are $47 to $77 (plus fees) through Ticketmaster.
Ted Nugent is as famous for his hunting and political tirades as he is his music. In fact, the "Motor City Madman" has been known to combine all three--blistering through songs like "Wango Tango", "Cat Scratch Fever", and "Stranglehold" while criticizing Obama and anti-gun lobbyists in between, and then firing a flaming arrow across the stage into a target on the other side. The former frontman for The Amboy Dukes and Damn Yankees is a regular at Republican events, was inducted into the National Bowhunters Hall of Fame, and is a board member of the National Rifle Association. Nugent has collected five multi-platinum albums, one platinum album, and two gold albums over the years. His latest album Shutup & Jam! came out on July 8.
Hank Williams, or Bocephus as he is sometimes called, infamously launched into an anti-Obama tirade of his own at the 2012 Iowa State Fair. The staunch Republican famous for songs like "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight", "Dixie on My Mind", "Born to Boogie", and "There’s a Tear in My Beer” is one of country music's most decorated performers. Hank Jr. has won multiple Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, CMT Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, and TNN Awards. He is an inductee of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and was named a BMI Icon Award winner. The singer has racked up 42 Top 10 Country singles (including ten #1 songs) and 31 Top 10 Country albums (including nine #1 albums). Hank Williams Jr. released his latest studio album, entitled Old School New Rules, in July of 2012.
Don't be surprised if this concert is as much about politics as it is about music, but at least the music will be top notch...