The forthcoming summer concert season just got serious.
Rage Against the Machine — a heavy-and-heavily political rock act that hasn’t been all that active since the 2000s but has earned a ton of acclaim in a career dating to the early ’90s — has announced a tour that on July 29 will play Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The band, whose most-prominent members are vocalist Zack de la Rocha and guitarist Tom Morello, isn’t much for lengthy press releases. Here, essentially, is what we got from event promoter Live Nation:
Rage Against the Machine have announced a worldwide headline tour. The seven month run, which kicks off on March 26th, 2020 in El Paso, TX and goes through Saturday, September 12th 2020 in Vienna, Austria, marks the first time the iconic LA band has toured together since 2011. Incendiary rap duo Run the Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) will join RATM for all headline dates (excl. Chicago) in support of their highly-anticipated new album, RTJ4, out this spring. Through ticketing, volunteering and band donations, Rage Against the Machine will be working with multiple charities and activist organizations throughout the tour. In addition, 100% of all proceeds from El Paso, Las Cruces and Phoenix will go to immigrant rights.
Rolling Stone points out the tour comes on the heels of previously announced March warm-up shows and festival headlining slots, including Coachella, Boston Calling and Firefly.
Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. through LiveNation.com and RocketMortgageFieldHouse.com, where they’re listed as starting (gulp) at $125. (Well, what can we tell you? Rage Against the Machine concerts don’t fall from trees these days, folks.)