MC5 Reveal North American Dates for "Kick Out the Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour"

The trek will hit up Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Apr 3, 2018

After recently revealing plans to take Kick Out the Jams on a 50th anniversary tour, MC5 have outlined the entire trek, which will indeed make its way to Canada.

The "Kick Out the Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour" will kick off in September, making its way to various U.S. cities and three here in Canada. North of the border, Wayne Kramer and co. will hit up Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

You can see the complete North American schedule down below.

As previously reported, the tour will be led by MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, who will be joined by Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Dug Pinnick (King's X) and Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla). Original MC5 drummer Dennis Thompson — the only other living member of the band — will also appear on select dates.

The shows will find the band playing Kick Out the Jams in full, followed by an encore of other classic works from the beloved Detroit garage rock band.

"The message of the MC5 has always been the sense of possibilities: a new music, a new politics, a new lifestyle," Kramer previously said in an statement. "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 fuelled by the positive and unifying power of rock music."

Tour dates:

09/05 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
09/06 St. Augustine, FL - Backyard Stage at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
09/07 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
09/08 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
09/09 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
09/11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09/12 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
09/13 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
09/14 Huntington, NY - The Paramount
09/15 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
09/17 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
09/18 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
09/19 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
09/21 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
09/22 Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
09/23 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
09/25 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
09/26 St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
09/28 Austin, TX - Mohawk
09/29 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
10/01 Phoenix, AZ - The Marquee
10/02 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
10/03 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
10/04 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
10/05 Los Angeles, CA - John Anson Ford
10/15 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
10/16 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
10/17 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
10/19 Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
10/20 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
10/23 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
10/24 Chicago, IL - Metro Chicago
10/25 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
10/26 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
10/27 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore

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