MC50 featuring BILL GOULD 2019 UK tour with Alice Cooper
Bill Gould spent a week in the UK with legendary rocker Wayne Kramer and MC50 in October supporting creepy goth king Alice Cooper. We were in the crowd at Leeds Arena and got to hang out with Bill and Kim Thayil drinking Yebiga.....it was awesome. Here is a round up of reviews, photos and videos from the tour.
Manchester Arena | October 4th
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Aberdeen Event Complex | October 5th
MC50 (formerly MC5) had the dubious honour of opening the new venue and they did so drawing some spirited applause from the crowd. Being a seated arena venue, and brand new, “the rules of engagement” had not yet been realised. The crowd were mainly seated with only a few dozen standing at the barrier. As I found out later, the first two rows are granted “access” to the barrier to improve their view. It didn’t take long for Wayne Kramer to shout out those iconic words “Kick Out The Jam’s Mutherfuckers” as the band launched into their earliest hit. MC50’s backdrop signified the 50yrs of MC5’s music, so MC50 was a clever way of stating that milestone. MC50 is like a rock supergroup as it’s member have played for other famous American bands, namely Kim Thayil (Guitarist ex-Soundgarden), Billy Gould (Bass – Faith No More), Brendan Canty (Drums – Fugazi) and Marcus Durant (Vocal – Zen Guerrilla). It was a solid performance and the final song “Looking at You” saw the band finish their set to a larger crowd than they started playing to.
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Leeds First Direct Arena | October 7th
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