MC5’s Wayne Kramer announces ‘Kick Out the Jams’ 2018 tour
Detroit punk band MC5 is about to celebrate 50 years together so Wayne Kramer thought he’d celebrate that by going out in tour of their debut album, ‘Kick Out the Jams.’ MC5 originated as a rock band but their anti-establishment lyrics and music positioned them as emerging innovators of the punk movement. The first of 35 shows kicks off Sept. 5 in Fort Lauderdale, FL and will wrap up Oct. 27 a two show finale in Detroit, MI. They will also travel to Atlanta, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, NYC, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago. They will also head north to Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver in Canada. Wayne Kramer will be joined by Kim Thayil of Soundgarden (R.I.P. Chris Cornell), Brendan Canty of Fugazi, Dug Pinnick of King’s X and Marcus Durant from Zen Guerilla.
MC5 released their debut album, ‘Kick Out the Jam’s’ all the way back in 1969 via Elektra Records. While the album only peaked at the #30 spot on the Billboard 200, it’s legacy has stood the test of time. It includes the hit single ‘Ramblin’ Rose’ as its title track. The other original members included Rob Tyner, Fred Smith, Michael Davis and Dennis Thompson. Though they’ve never actually won the title, they’ve been nominated three times for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
See below for all upcoming MC5 shows: