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mc50 Presents Kick out the Jams - the 50th Anniversary Tour

Sep 17 | Mon | 7:00 PM |
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Wayne Kramer, leader of Detroit's proto-punk/hard rock band MC5, announces 35 North American dates for "Kick Out the Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour." Touring with the MC50 — which includes guitarist Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), drummer Brendan Canty (Fugazi), bassist Dug Pinnick (King's X), and frontman Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla) — Kramer will be celebrating the landmark anniversary of the MC5's incendiary debut album Kick Out the Jams and the release of his memoir The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities, to be published August 14 by Da Capo Press.

The North American tour begins in early September, after several European summer festivals, and culminates with an October 27th concert back where it all began: in Detroit in 1968, where Kick Out the Jams — recently cited by Pitchfork as one of the 50 best albums of the 1960s—was recorded live in front of a raucous home town audience at the Grande Ballroom on Halloween night. On the MC50 tour, Kramer and the band will play the album Kick Out the Jams in its entirety followed by an encore of MC5 material that will change each night.

Tour details, including ticket on-sale dates and more, can be found at https://mc50th.com/

As Kramer explains: "This band will rip your head off. It's real, raw, sweaty, total energy rock and roll, like a bunch of 40-to- 70-year- old punks on a meth power trip." Super Fan Pre-Show Experience Pre Sale starts Wednesday, April 4 at 10AM local time. Details are available

Venue: Irving Plaza

17 Irving Place Map