Fact Check: Kid Rock Did NOT Cancel Six Tour Dates With Sheryl Crow And Praise Jason Aldean

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: Kid Rock Did NOT Cancel Six Tour Dates With Sheryl Crow And Praise Jason Aldean Satire Site

Did performer Kid Rock cancel six tour dates with singer Sheryl Crow in solidarity with country music's Jason Aldean? No, that's not true: This claim originated from a self-described satirical website aimed at trolling conservatives. The website that posted the information, The Dunning-Kruger Times, has a disclaimer that describes itself as part of a network of "parody, satire, and tomfoolery." As of this writing, there is no evidence that Kid Rock canceled tour dates with Sheryl Crow or that they were ever scheduled to tour together in 2024.

The claim originated in an article published by The Dunning-Kruger Times on July 24, 2023 titled "Kid Rock Cancels Six Tour Dates With Sheryl Crow: "Jason Aldean is a Good Man"" (archived here) which opened:

Kid Rock has ended his professional relationship with singer Sheryl Crow, canceling six already-scheduled tour dates for 2024.

Users on social media only saw this title, description and thumbnail:

Kid Rock Cancels Six Tour Dates With Sheryl Crow: "Jason Aldean is a Good Man"

Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow have one of the best-selling singles of all time together.

Kid Rock's website doesn't list any tour dates in 2024 and none with Sheryl Crow as of July 25, 2023. A Google search for "kid rock sheryl crow tour 2024" yields zero legitimate news reports. A Google search for Kid Rock saying, "Jason Aldean is a good man" also turned up nothing to substantiate the claim.

The made-up quote is a reference to country-music star Jason Aldean, whose music video "Try That In A Small Town" was pulled from CMT rotation after a public outcry over the video's lyrics and backdrop.

Crow posted a message on her Twitter account on July 18, 2023, in response to Aldean's video, but there is no proof she was ever going to tour with Kid Rock:

Lead Stories previously published a story that noted despite Aldean's claim that "there isn't a single video clip that isn't real news footage," some of the clips in his "Try That In A Small Town" video were not news reports.

Lead Stories' other debunks of Dunning-Kruger-Times articles related to the Aldean controversy are here, here and here.

Other Lead Stories debunks about The Dunning-Kruger Times can be found here.

The Dunning-Kruger Times

The Dunning-Kruger Times is a satirical website with an about page (archived here) that has following disclaimer:

About Us

Dunning-Kruger-Times.com is a subsidiary of the 'America's Last Line of Defense' network of parody, satire, and tomfoolery, or as Snopes called it before they lost their war on satire: Junk News

About Satire

Before you complain and decide satire is synonymous with 'comedy':

sat·ire ˈsaˌtī(ə)r noun: The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, OR ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

Everything on this website is fiction. It is not a lie and it is not fake news because it is not real. If you believe that it is real, you should have your head examined. Any similarities between this site's pure fantasy and actual people, places, and events are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and satirical. See above if you're still having an issue with that satire thing.

The website is named after the Dunning-Kruger effect, a term from a psychology experiment that describes the phenomenon of being ignorant of one's own ignorance. (That experiment has been disputed by a math professor.)

It is run by self-described liberal troll Christopher Blair.

His websites usually have multiple satire disclaimers and the stories very often contain obvious hints they are not real, like category names indicating they are fiction, links to "sources" that instead go to funny or offensive images or an "S for Satire" logo added to the images used as illustration. Another telltale sign is the name "Art Tubolls" (anagram for "Busta Troll") for characters in the stories. Blair also frequently pays homage to two of his friends who passed away by using their names ("Joe Barron" and "Sandy Batt") in stories.

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  Alexis Tereszcuk

Alexis Tereszcuk is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories and an award-winning journalist who spent over a decade breaking hard news and celebrity scoop with RadarOnline and Us Weekly.

As the Entertainment Editor, she investigated Hollywood stories and conducted interviews with A-list celebrities and reality stars.  

Alexis’ crime reporting earned her spots as a contributor on the Nancy Grace show, CNN, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight, among others.

Read more about or contact Alexis Tereszcuk

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