MC5 Announce 'Kick Out the Jams' 50th Anniversary Tour

Former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer has announced a tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of the band's seminal debut album, Kick Out the Jams.

For the tour, Kramer will be joined by Soundgarden's Kim Thayil, King's X's Dug Pinnick, Fugazi's Brendan Canty and Zen Guerilla's Marcus Durant. The band will play Kick Out the Jams in its entirety, along with other MC5 classics. Though a full itinerary is still forthcoming, the group has announced that the tour will end with an October 27 show in the band's native Detroit.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.