MC50 presents KICK OUT THE JAMS - THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Wednesday, September 12th
@ College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
$32 - $37 / 7:00pm doors / All Ages
Tickets On Sale Fri 4/6 @ 10AM: https://ticketf.ly/2JhQ28T
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Today, Wayne Kramer, leader of Detroit’s proto-punk/hard rock band MC5, announces 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 includes a stop at New Haven’s College Street Music Hall on September 12th. 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.
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.”
Kick Out the Jams is recognized as the galvanizing live document that introduced a major voice of late ’60s counterculture and proved incomparably influential on metal, punk, stoner rock and almost every other form of loud, limitless, long-haired music to come. The recording took place just months after the band’s appearance at Chicago’s riotous 1968 Democratic National Convention — a pivotal moment in modern American politics.
Says Kramer of revisiting Kick Out The Jams: “Today, there is a corrupt regime in power, an endless war thousands of miles away, and uncontrollable violence wracking our country. It’s becoming less and less clear if we’re talking about 1968 or 2018. I’m now compelled to share this music I created with my brothers 50 years ago. My goal is that the audience leaves these concerts fueled by the positive and unifying power of rock music.”
MC50 - Wayne Kramer Super Fan Pre-Show Experience
• One (1) general admission floor ticket
• Join Wayne Kramer for a no-holds-barred conversation before the show (no topic off limits) including an exclusive look into Wayne's personal guitar collection
• Personal photo with Wayne Kramer
• One (1) first edition autographed copy of the upcoming memoir, The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5, & My Life Of Impossibilities (Da Capo Press)
• One (1) limited-edition 18”x24” custom tour poster designed by renowned artist Chuck Sperry
• One (1) custom Kick Out the Jams anniversary tour merchandise gift bag
• Early entry into the venue
• On-site experience host
About Wayne Kramer
MC5 founding member and guitarist Wayne Kramer worked for racial and economic equality during the Vietnam War and was a target of the FBI’s counter-intelligence program. After serving a federal prison term, he released ten solo albums and was named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four-year-old son.