TED NUGENT Releases 'Born In The Motor City' Music Video, Announces Summer 2022 U.S. TourApril 29, 2022
Ted Nugent has released the official music video for "Born In The Motor City", the third single from his new album called "Detroit Muscle", which arrived today (Friday, April 29) via Pavement Music. The follow-up to 2018's "The Music Made Me Do It" was recorded with Ted's current band, which includes bassist Greg Smith and drummer Jason Hartless.
"Born In The Motor City" is an homage to Ted's beloved hometown, featuring iconic visuals set to Nugent power soundtrack.
Nugent says: "Born in the mighty Motor City in 1948, I was engulfed in authoritative dynamic grinding musicality that imprinted on my very soul, and this record maximizes the accumulation and lifetime celebration of that energy. Propelled by the animal grooves of rhythmgodz Greg Smith and Jason Hartless, my guitar remains fully erect every time I fondle her! I have never had so much fun celebrating Chuck Berry's vision!"
Produced by Michael Lutz and Nugent, "Detroit Muscle" features the following track listing:
01. Detroit Muscle
02. Come And Take It
03. Born In The Motor City
04. American Campfire
05. Drivin' Blind
06. Just Leave Me Alone
08. Winterspring Summerfall
09. Leave The Lights On
10. Feedback Grindfire
11. Starspangled Banner
Last November, Nugent released the LP's first single, "Come And Take It". At the time, he stated about the inspiration for the track: "Being the all-time gonzo progenitor of love songs that I am, it is only fitting that I unleash the All-American defiant battle hymn from we the people to punks who dare tread on us. Do you feel the love! Come and take it at your own risk."
In recent months, Nugent has been selling hats emblazoned with the words "Come And Take It", a slogan which originated in the Texas Revolution in 1835 and is now used as a symbol of gun-rights advocates and the NRA.
Nugent has repeatedly said that he is "very proud" of his new album as well as the LP's "musical integrity and the spirit and the attitude."
In December, Ted told Digital Journal about "Detroit Muscle": "What Greg Smith and Jason Hartless did was great. They put their heart and soul on every song, every lick, and every performance. I am just the luckiest guitar player in the world.
"I don't write songs," he explained. "I play my guitar every day and I escape the music so thoroughly with my hunting, fishing, my farming, and other activities. I plunge my fists into the good Earth each day, so I return to such a pure, primal connection with God's miraculous creation. Quite honestly, I immerse myself in my outdoor lifestyle. It's a martial art.
"You have to dedicate your entire being to the mystical flight of the arrow so music is really the ultimate escape for me," Nugent added. "When I get done with my outdoor activities each morning, I come in and I wash my hands and the next guitar lick is coming from such purity and such a cleansed life that it literally is just primal. All of my songs that I have ever composed are an instinctual ejaculation of my guitar riff dreams."
See Ted Nugent live this summer on the "Detroit Muscle" 2022 tour:
Jul. 15 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Jul. 16 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
Jul. 17 - Fort Myers, FL - Barbara Mann Performing Arts Hall
Jul. 19 - Orlando, FL - Plaza Live
Jul. 22 - Waukesha, WI - Waukesha County Fair
Jul. 23 - St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theatre
Jul. 24 - St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theatre
Jul. 25 - Des Plaines, IL - Des Plaines Theatre
Jul. 27 - Ardmore, OK - Heritage Hall
Jul. 28 - Tulsa, OK - Skyline Event Center at Osage Casino
Jul. 29 - Fort Worth, TX - Billy Bob’s Texas
Jul. 30 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Jul. 31 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen Music Hall
Aug. 02 - Huntsville, AL - Mars Music Hall
Aug. 04 - Albert Lea, MN - Freeborn County Fair
Aug. 05 - Wichita, KS - Kansas Star Casino (Arena)
Aug. 06 - Kansas City, MO - Star Pavilion at Ameristar Casino
Aug. 09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Palace Theatre
Aug. 10 - Owensboro, KY - River Park Center
Aug. 11 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center
Aug. 12 - Columbus, OH - Express Live
Aug. 13 - Detroit (Sterling Heights),MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Aug. 14 - North Tonawanda, NY - Riviera Theatre
Aug. 15 - North Tonawanda, NY - Riviera Theatre
Aug. 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theatre
Aug. 18 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn’s Peak
Aug. 19 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
Aug. 20 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Aug. 21 - Reading, PA - Santander Performing Arts Center
Aug. 23 - Lexington, MI - Lexington Village Theatre
Aug. 25 - Memphis, TN - Soundstage at Graceland
Aug. 26 - Forney, TX - Spellman Amphitheater
Aug. 27 - Fredericksburg, TX - Backyard Amphitheater
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