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Dug Pinnick Steps Down From MC5 50th Anniversary Tour, Billy Gould Steps In

Billy Gould

Wayne Kramer’s MC5 tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of Kick Out the Jams has gotten a bit of a shakeup. Fronted by Kramer, the band was scheduled to be filled out with King’s X bassist Dug Pinnick, but he’s left the tour. Faith No More’s Billy Gould will now fill in on the entire outing.

Pinnick commented on the switch up on his website:

“I’m not doing the MC5 tour, been replaced by Faith No More’s Billy Gould,” he wrote. “Gould will appear at each of the tour’s 35 dates. There was no drama and I love the guys. We all got along great and I’ve made great friends for a lifetime and I had a great time playing the three European shows, but I was just not the right guy for the job. Much respect and I wish the guys a very successful tour.”

The rest of the band includes Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, and Zen Guerrilla singer Marcus Durant. The only living member of MC5 besides Kramer is drummer Dennis Thompson, who will be appearing at select dates. The tour will also have more guests along the way such as Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron, The Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli, and Don Was of Was (Not Was).

MC50 2018 Tour Dates:

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

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