To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the pivotal MC5 album “Kick Out the Jams”, punk supergroup MC50 (featuring Wayne Kramer of MC5, Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, Brendan Canty of Fugazi, Dug Pinnick of King’s X and Marcus Durant of Zen Guerilla) will perform the album in its entirety plus additional MC5 material live from the Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheathre on Thursday, September 6!
The North American concert tour, that begins with the performance in St. Augustine, culminates in October back where it all began… in Detroit in 1968, where “Kick Out the Jams”, recently cited by Pitchfork as one of the 50 best albums of the 1960s, was recorded live in front of a raucous home town audience at the Grande Ballroom on Halloween night. “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.
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:40pm
$35.00 – Advanced Purchase General Admission Standing Room
$40.00 – Day of Show General Admission Standing Room
Visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office.