Kid Rock Circus: He Renames Tour After Lawsuit over 'The Greatest Show on Earth'
January 12th, 2018, 9:12 AM
Kid Rock makes plenty of money and wants to avoid spending it on litigation. So, he'll rename his upcoming tour.
Feld Entertainment, which owns Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, sued Rock for calling his upcoming tour, The Greatest Show on Earth, claiming it infringes on the copyright of the now-dormant circus’s fabled slogan, writes Gary Graff of the Oakland Press. It’s also the title of the opening song on Rock’s latest album, “Sweet Southern Sugar.”
Rock, who begins touring Jan. 19 in Nashville, now calls it the American Rock 'n’ Roll Tour.
"While I firmly believe that I am entitled under the Frist Amendment to name my tour after my song," hje says, "I have changed the tour name because I do not want this lawsuit to distract me or my fans from focusing on what is important in my upcoming tour -- the music."