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Grapevine: George Lopez rants against Trump’s wall

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

George Lopez rants against Trump’s wall

A TMZ camera man caught up with comedian and actor George Lopez to get his thoughts on President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall on the Mexican border and on Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceling his meeting with Trump. “I’m American, my heritage is Mexican,” said Lopez. “Mexico has its own issues, and Mexico has always been a partner of the United States. So in six days the (expletive) tangerine has us almost at war with Mexico for some wall.” Lopez added that if Trump “did his homework” he’d realize that more people are leaving the United States than are coming to the United States. “A wall, bro? A wall, when you don’t have (clean) water in Flint? We need more things than a wall and we lose more jobs to other countries than we do to Mexico. If an immigrant has come and taken your job, take it back.” Lopez will perform at Joe Louis Arena May 13 as part of the “Comedy Get Down” tour with Cedric “The Entertainer,” Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley and Charlie Murphy. Tickets, $49.75-$89.75, go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Kid Rock adds two concerts at Little Caesars Arena

Kid Rock’s slate of opening shows at Little Caesars Arena just got bigger. The Motor City rocker added two additional concerts to four previously announced shows at the new venue. In addition to the Sept. 12, 13, 15 and 16 concerts, Rock will now play Sept. 19 and 20, as well, venue officials announced Friday. Tickets for the newly announced concerts, $20, $35, $55 and $75, go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 2. The first four shows went on sale Friday morning. The Sept. 12, 15 and 16 concerts are sold out, while as of Friday afternoon, scattered single tickets remain for the Sept. 13 concert. Rock is currently working on finishing up his new album, his follow-up to 2015’s “First Kiss,” and plans to have it ready by September’s bank of concerts, which will act as the official opening of the Red Wings’ and Pistons’ new home facility.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Adam Graham contributed

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