Rage Against the Machine fans must be in apoplectic shock right about now. After all, the iconic American rap rock/alternative rock band has not performed any live shows in almost a decade. With their announcement today of an enormous 40-plus date world tour, however, that is about to change.
Rage Against the Machine’s Public Service Announcement world tour will kick off in late March when they will play the first three shows of their seven-month run — one in El Paso, Texas, one in Las Cruses, New Mexico and one in Phoenix, Arizona.
100% of all proceeds from the El Paso, Las Cruces and Phoenix concerts will go to immigrant rights organizations.
Legendary rap duo Run the Jewels will be joining them for every show on the tour except Chicago, Ottawa and Quebec City.
Their next concerts on the tour will be a couple of weeks later when they hit Indio, California for Coachella. There they will be playing both weeks of the music festival, with performances on April 10th and on April 17th.
The real leg of Rage Against the Machine’s world tour will get going properly after that, with a mix of full concerts and various festival appearances around North America.
The rock band’s European leg of the tour will start in late August in Leeds in the United Kingdom. From there, the band will head to Ireland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. And, yep, my neck of the woods — Vienna, Austria — where they will wrap up their tour.
With only five dates set in Europe so far, however, I would not at all be surprised if more concerts are added the closer we get to August. After all, why schlep all that way on your first world tour in a decade and then only hit four minor European cities?
It will be interesting to see what the set list at each concert on the tour is like too, as the band has not released a new studio album in almost 20 years.
You can guarantee, though, it will be just as political as Rage Against the Machine performances always are.
Check concert dates on Rage Against the Machine’s Public Service Announcement world tour below.
You can pick up tickets for all shows starting this Thursday, February 14th and, of course, keep up-to-date on news about the upcoming tour on the band’s website.
Rage Against the Machine world tour concert dates:
March 26 — El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
March 28 — Las Cruces, NM @ Pan American Center
March 30 — Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
April 10 — Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 17 — Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 21 — Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
April 25 — Portland, OR @ Moda Center
April 28 — Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
May 1 — Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum at the PNE
May 3 — Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
May 5 — Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
May 7 — Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
May 9 — Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 11 — Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
May 14 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
May 16 — St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
May 19 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
May 23 — Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
June 19 — Dover, DE @ Firefly
July 10 — East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
July 13 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
July 17 — Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
July 18 — Festival d’Été de Québec @ Festival d’Été de Québec
July 21 — Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
July 23 — Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
July 27 — Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
July 29 — Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
July 31 — Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
August 2 — Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
August 4 — Washington DC @ Capital One Arena
August 7 — Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
August 10 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 11 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 28 — Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
August 30 — Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
September 1 — Paris, France @ Rock En Seine Festival
September 4 — Stradbally Laois, Ireland @ Electric Picnic Festival
September 6 — Berlin, Germany @ Lollapalooza Berlin Festival
September 8 — Prague, Czech Republic @ O2 Arena
September 10 — Krakow, Poland @ Tauron Arena
September 12 — Vienna, Austria