Ted Nugent has never shied away from controversy, but he may have stepped in it with the name of his upcoming tour -- Ted Nugent Black Power 2013.
Nugent, whose musical roots are steeped in the Motown soul of his native Detroit, writes in his weekly column for the conservative website World Net Daily that he celebrates Black History Month "every day" because his "fire-breathing musical career was literally launched by black musical thundergods... With world-class virtuosos paying tribute to our black heroes nightly, it is only fitting that this year's tour is aptly titled, Ted Nugent Black Power 2013. Say it loud: my music is black and I'm proud!"
Nugent is also looking to head off his critics at the pass, adding, "The truth is that the Democratic Party has been the engineer of the destruction of black Americans, and everyone knows it except the very people who need to know it the most –- black Americans."
No word yet on dates or venues, but for now Nugent is going out with Styx and REO Speedwagon on the Midwest Rock n' Roll Express tour.