(TRR) – Rock music icons Rage Against The Machine have announced a string of reunion shows in 2020. According to a post on the band’s social media, the group will perform five shows next year in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. The two California dates – both in Indio – are the same dates the Coachella Music + Arts Festival, which is notorious for landing big and hard-to-book acts.
Wayne Kamemoto, a longtime associate of the band, confirmed to Forbes that “the band’s social media is accurate.”
Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the band’s third and final (for now) studio album The Battle of Los Angeles, which was released on November 2, 1999 via Epic Records.
Rage Against The Machine have not performed together since their L.A. Rising show at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 2011. In 2013, drummer Brad Wilk recorded drums on Black Sabbath‘s final studio album 13. He proceeded to perform with the band on their final world tour in place of original drummer Bill Ward.
Frontman Zack de la Rocha appeared on Run The Jewels‘ megahit “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck).“ He released a solo album in 2016.
In May 2016, Wilk, guitarist Tom Morello and bassist Tim Commerford teamed with Public Enemy‘s Chuck D and Cypress Hill‘s B-Real to form Prophets Of Rage.
Rage Against The Machine – 2020 Live Performances
El Paso, TX, March 26, 2020
Las Cruces, NM, March 28, 2020
Phoenix, AZ, March 30, 2020
Indio, CA April 10, 2020
Indio, CA April 17, 2020