Finally, after years of rumors, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE will reunite for a number of shows in early 2020.
The band will include an appearance at next year’s Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival.
The following dates have been announced:
Mar. 26 – El Paso, TX
Mar. 28 – Las Cruces, NM⠀⠀⠀
Mar. 30 – Phoenix, AZ⠀
Apr. 10 – Indio, CA (Coachella)⠀⠀⠀⠀
Apr. 17 – Indio, CA (Coachella)
The newly announced RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE reunion appears to have spelled the end of PROPHETS OF RAGE.
Frontman B-Real took to his Instagram to write:
“I want to say thank you to the fans that supported @prophetsofrage for the time we’ve been rocking together. It’s been an honor to rock stages and people of all ages with these guys. It’s been a great time and great memories in a short time. Rockin along side of Chuck and Tom has been amazing to say the least. It was fun while it lasted and I hope we left a big impression and that the music has been a source of inspiration for those that needed it. That was the purpose we got together. So I say to y’all stay informed, stay engaged and fight the good fight.”
Chuck D chimed in via Twitter, writing:
“It was about doing something greater than self. 2020 keeping ZDLR spot warm for @RATM & powering a statement for 1000 days was a honorable truth mission in the hours of chaos from the jump… And so the bands rock on…. Let’s go @cypresshill @PublicEnemyFTP @prophetsofrage”
B-Real clarified PROPHETS OF RAGE‘s status, writing:
“The band is no more, bro”
RATM is one of the most successful bands in the history of rock music. During their run, they became one of the most popular and influential bands in music history. They are also ranked No. 33 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. They have sold over 15 million albums till 2010. The band had a large influence on the nu-metal genre which came to prominence during the second half of the 1990s. RATM guitarist Tom Morello has always been talking about the reunion for the last 1 decade. The band has been waiting for singer Zack De La Rocha. In 2016, Tom Morello started a new band Prophets Of Rage with RATM member bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk.