Rage Against the Machine Announce Massive World Tour

The legendary rap rock activist group play Toronto on July 23 and Hamilton July 21.

Rage Against the Machine Announce Massive World Tour

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SMACK MEDIA

2/10/2020 4:30 PM

It’s official, the Rage Against the Machine reunion is hitting the road for a massive 40 date arena trek, named “Public Service Announcement”. Following a nine year hiatus, the band announced a string of performances in El Paso, La Cruses, and Glendale along with two headlining slots at Coachella last October. This afternoon, the band’s official instagram posted the tour poster designed by Off-White guru Virgil Abloh. Rap duo Run the Jewels will serve as opening act. The tour will take RATM through North America from May to August with the band setting out to Europe in the fall.

Proceeds from the first three shows will go to immigrant rights organizations while other concerts on the tour will benefit a variety of activist groups through ticketing, volunteering, and donations. There are no pre-sales. They play Toronto July 23 and Hamilton July 21.

The announcement is timely to say the least for the activistic rap rock group. Before reuniting in 2008, ahead of that federal election, the band announced their breakup in 2000. Flash forward two decades of political corruption and deception, a theme that became a hallmark of their music, it’s safe to say this is the reunion we need right now.

During the 1990’s, Rage Against the Machine were controversial to say the least. Outspoken to the max on their anti-authoritarian views, the group championed such issues as American wage slavery and foreign policy, participating in protests and other forms of advocacy. Their debut album cover featured the image of Thích Quảng Đức. In 1996, they were banned from Saturday Night Live for burning the American flag on their amplifiers during an episode hosted by Steve Forbes. Their innovative sound boasted distortion, rapping, powerhouse drums, funk riffs, unbreakable synergy and a harmony of Black American music influences, culminating in a legendary tour with Wu-Tang Clan during the mid 90s.

See the itinerary below and buy tickets this Thursday at 11am here.

03-26 El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center

03-28 Las Cruces, NM - Pan American Center

03-30 Glendale, AZ - Gila River Arena

04-10 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

04-17 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

04-21 Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena

04-25 Portland, OR - Moda Center

04-28 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome

05-01 Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum at the PNE

05-03 Edmonton, Alberta - Rogers Place

05-05 Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome

05-07 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Bell MTS Place

05-09 Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford Premier Center

05-11 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center

05-14 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center

05-16 St. Louis, MO - Enterprise Center

05-19 Chicago, IL - United Center

05-23 Boston, MA - Boston Calling

06-19 Dover, DE - Firefly

07-10 East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre

07-13 Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena

07-17 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest

07-18 Québec City, Québec - Festival d’Été de Québec

07-21 Hamilton, Ontario - FirstOntario Centre

07-23 Toronto, Ontario - Scotiabank Arena

07-27 Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center

07-29 Cleveland, OH - Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

07-31 Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena

08-02 Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena

08-04 Washington, DC - Capital One Arena

08-07 Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion

08-10 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden

08-11 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden

08-28 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival

08-30 Reading, England - Reading Festival

09-01 Paris, France - Rock En Seine Festival

09-04 Stradbally Laois, Ireland - Electric Picnic Festival

09-06 Berlin, Germany - Lollapalooza Berlin Festival

09-08 Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena

09-10 Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena