Rage Against the Machine reunites, may headline Coachella festival
Politically charged metal fans across the country are head-banging to the news that Rage Against the Machine is getting back together.
The band quietly announced a series of reunion concert dates Friday on Twitter. The tour launches next spring — and includes the two weekends 2020’s Coachella music festival is set to take place, Forbes reports.
The legendary rap-rock group, which formed in 1991, hasn’t performed with all original members together since a 2011 show at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Officially, the band split in 2000, but have been known to resurface during moments of political uprising in the US.
The first time the band reunited was 2007, just before the 2008 election that saw the country’s first black president Barack Obama helm the Oval Office.
In 2016, guitarist Tom Morello, drummer Brad Wilk and bassist Tim Commerford formed the supergroup Prophets of Rage, with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, in response to that year’s election which put Donald Trump in the White House.
Meanwhile, frontman Zack de la Rocha is said to have been working on an album, though he hasn’t released any solo work since 2016.
Rage’s 2020 tour begins in El Paso, TX on March 26. Thus far, only six dates have been announced, including shows in Phoenix, Las Cruces, NM and Indio, Calif. — home of of the Coachella fest.
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