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MC50 playing shows around Muddy Roots, touring the UK with Alice Cooper

MC50 at Irving Plaza
MC50 at Irving Plaza in 2018 (more by Greg Cristman)

Wayne Kramer celebrated the 50th anniversary of his classic proto-punk band MC5 with “Kick Out the Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour” in 2018, complete with an all-star backing band. MC50 are on lineup for the 2019 edition of Muddy Roots, and now they’ve announced a couple of shows around it, too. The current lineup of MC50, which includes Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), drummer Brendan Canty (Fugazi), bassist Billy Gould (Faith No More), frontman Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla) and Wayne himself, play headlining shows in NYC and LA before Muddy Roots, and in the fall, they head to the UK to open for Alice Cooper.

MC50’s NYC date happens at Le Poisson Rouge on August 29 (tickets), and the LA date is at Teragram Ballroom on August 27 (tickets). See all of MC50’s upcoming dates below.

Kramer published a memoir last year, The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities, and before his MC50 dates begin he’s going on a four-date Michigan book tour, to celebrate winning Michigan’s Notable Book Award. See those dates below, as well.

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MC50: 2019 Tour
AUG 27 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom
AUG 29 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
AUG 30 Cookeville, TN Muddy Roots Music Festival
OCT 04 Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester Arena*
OCT 05 Aberdeen, United Kingdom P&J Live, Aberdeen*
OCT 07 Leeds, United Kingdom First Direct Arena*
OCT 08 Brighton, United Kingdom The Brighton Centre*
OCT 10 London, United Kingdom The O2 Arena*
OCT 11 Birmingham, United Kingdom Resorts World Arena*
OCT 12 Cardiff, United Kingdom Motorpoint Arena Cardiff*

* – w/Alice Cooper & The Stranglers

Wayne Kramer: 2019 Book Tour
JUNE 19 The Bay Theatre Suttons Bay, MI
JUNE 20 Salem-South Lyon District Library South Lyon, MI
JUNE 21 Hamtramck Public Library Hamtramck, MI
JUNE 22 Berkley Public Library Berkley, MI

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