Dug Pinnick Joins MC5 Kick Out The Jams 50th Anniversary Tour

MC5 50th Anniversary Tour Band

This year marks the 50th anniversary of The MC5’s seminal album Kick Out The Jams, and Wayne Kramer is going to celebrate it in style. The guitarist, who founded the band in 1964, has assembled an incredible band for the MC50th Anniversary tour featuring Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, Zen Guerilla singer Marcus Durant, and King’s X bassist Dug Pinnick.

“The MC5’s music is among the most memorable work I’ve ever done, and I’ve done a lot,” Kramer writes. “Playing the album Kick Out The Jams — live from top to bottom in 2018 — is as exciting a project as I could have ever imagined. And, the fact that this album has meant so much to so many over these decades and continents matters a great deal to me.”

Kramer is the only MC5 member to be on the tour. Bassist Michael Davis, who recorded Kick Out The Jams, passed away in 2012. Check out the band in all their fury from a 1970 performance of the title track:

The 50th Anniversary tour will include 35 shows starting September 5th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It will wrap up in October with two shows in the band’s hometown of Detroit with performances at St. Andrew’s Hall and the Fillmore.

MC50th Anniversary Tour Dates:

Sep 5, 2018Ft. Lauderdale, FLRevolution Live
Sep 6, 2018St. Augustine, FLBackyard Stage at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sep 7, 2018Atlanta, GAVariety Playhouse
Sep 8, 2018Raleigh, NCHopscotch Music Festival
Sep 9, 2018Nashville, TNExit/In
Sep 11, 2018Washington, DC9:30 Club
Sep 12, 2018New Haven, CTCollege Street Music Hall
Sep 13, 2018Boston, MAParadise Rock Club
Sep 14, 2018Huntington, NYThe Paramount
Sep 15, 2018Philadelphia, PAUnion Transfer
Sep 17, 2018New York, NYIrving Plaza
Sep 18, 2018Montreal, QCCorona Theatre
Sep 19, 2018Toronto, ONDanforth Music Hall
Sep 21, 2018Pittsburgh, PAMr. Smalls Theatre
Sep 22, 2018Grand Rapids, MI20 Monroe Live
Sep 23, 2018Cleveland, OHHouse of Blues
Sep 25, 2018Milwaukee, WITurner Hall Ballroom
Sep 26, 2018St. Louis, MOThe Ready Room
Sep 28, 2018Austin, TXMohawk
Sep 29, 2018Dallas, TXGranada Theater
Oct 1, 2018Phoenix, AZThe Marquee
Oct 2, 2018Las Vegas, NVBrooklyn Bowl
Oct 3, 2018San Diego, CAHouse of Blues
Oct 4, 2018San Francisco, CAThe Regency Ballroom
Oct 5, 2018Los Angeles, CAJohn Anson Ford
Oct 15, 2018Portland, ORRoseland Theater
Oct 16, 2018Seattle, WAThe Showbox
Oct 17, 2018Vancouver, BCCommodore Ballroom
Oct 19, 2018Salt Lake City, UTMetro Music Hall
Oct 20, 2018Denver, COGothic Theatre
Oct 23, 2018Minneapolis, MNVarsity Theater
Oct 24, 2018Chicago, ILMetro Chicago
Oct 25, 2018Cincinnati, OHBogart's
Oct 26, 2018Detroit, MISt. Andrew's Hall
Oct 27, 2018Detroit, MIThe Fillmore

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