Rage Against The Machine Blast Repeal Of Roe v. Wade, Donate $475,000 To Reproductive Rights Organizations

Rage Against The Machine have taken to social media to call out the Supreme Court for their egregious decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. On top of that, the band will also be donating $475,000 to reproductive rights organizations.

The group said the following:

“We are disgusted by the repeal of Roe V. Wade and the devastating impact it will have on tens of millions of people. Over half of the country (26 states) is likely to ban or seriously restrict abortion very soon, if not immediately, which will have a disproportionate impact on poor, working class and undocumented BIPOC communities.

To date, our fans have raised $475,000.00 from the sale of our charity tickets at Alpine Valley and the United Center. We are donating that money to reproductive rights organizations in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Like the many women who have organized sophisticated railroads of resistance to challenge these attacks on our collective reproductive freedom, we must continue to resist.”

Rage Against The Machine Share Clip Of “War Within A Breath” From Recent Rehearsal Sessions

Rage Against The Machine have shared a clip of “War Within A Breath” from the rehearsal sessions for their upcoming tour. You can listen to that below:

Rage Against The Machine Condemn Supreme Court Draft Opinion On Overturning Roe v. Wade

Rage Against The Machine have taken to social media to speak out against Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito’s leaked draft opinion regarding Roe v. Wade. The far-right leaning Court is currently poised to overturn the landmark case, stripping women of their constitutionally protected abortion rights. The band said the following:

“Rage Against The Machine stands in support of reproductive justice and will continue to fight against any attempts to restrict or control reproductive freedoms. Criminalizing access to abortion will only add to the suffering disproportionately felt by poor, BIPOC and undocumented communities. The constant rightward shift of both major parties should alarm us all — a wake up call that we desperately need to organize radical people power against a warfare state that continues its assault on people’s lives.”

Rage Against The Machine Announce Rescheduled European/UK Tour

Rage Against The Machine have officially rescheduled their upcoming European/UK tour with Run The Jewels. Here’s the new dates

08/24 Edinburgh, UK – Royal Highlands Centre
08/26 Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
08/28 Reading, UK – Reading Festival
08/30 Paris, FRA – Rock En Seine Festival
09/01 Antwerp, BEL – Sportpaleis
09/03 Hannover, GER – Expo Plaza (no Run The Jewels)
09/05 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion (no Run The Jewels)
09/08 Malaga, SPA – Andalucia Big Festival
09/10 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Sunset
09/13 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
09/15 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
09/17 Zagreb, CRO – Zabgreb Arena
09/19 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena

Rage Against The Machine Reschedule First Leg Of North American Tour For 2023

Rage Against The Machine have officially rescheduled the first leg of their upcoming North American tour with Run The Jewels. The shows are now scheduled for 2023. The summer 2022 leg will continue as planned.

Here’s the band’s updated schedule:

2022:

07/09 East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
07/11 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/12 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/15 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
07/16 Quebec City, QC – Festival d’ete de Quebec (no Run The Jewels)
07/19 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
07/21 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/23 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/25 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
07/27 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
07/29 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
07/31 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
08/02 Washington DC – Capital One Arena
08/03 Washington DC – Capital One Arena
08/08 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/09 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/11 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/12 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/14 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

2023:

02/22 Las Cruces, NM – Pan American Center
02/24 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
02/26 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
02/28 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
03/03 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
03/05 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
03/07 Portland, OR – Moda Center
03/09 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
03/11 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
03/13 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
03/15 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
03/17 Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
03/19 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
03/20 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
03/22 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premiere Center
03/28 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
03/30 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
04/01 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
04/02 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

Rage Against The Machine Postpone First Leg Of Their North American Tour

Rage Against The Machine have postponed the first leg of their upcoming North American tour with Run The Jewels. The rescheduled dates have yet be announced.

The band said the following:

“The Rage Against The Machine” ‘Public Service Announcement‘ North American Tour with Run The Jewels will now start on July 9, 2022 in East Troy, Wisconsin.

Headline shows scheduled for March 31, 2022 through May 23, 2022 will be postponed and rescheduled. All tickets for the moved dates will be honored.

For fans wishing to obtain a refund for the postpone dates, refunds are available for a 30-day window from the point of purchase only, starting today.

We will be back to you soon with the rerouted dates.

Brad, Tim, Tom & Zack“

The remaining dates can be found below:

07/09 East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
07/11 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/12 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/15 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
07/16 Quebec City, QC – Festival d’ete de Quebec (no Run The Jewels)
07/19 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
07/21 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/23 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/25 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
07/27 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
07/29 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
07/31 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
08/02 Washington DC – Capital One Arena
08/03 Washington DC – Capital One Arena
08/08 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/09 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/11 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/12 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/14 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Skillet Frontman John Cooper Thinks Rage Against The Machine Are Now “Government Rock”

Skllet’s John Cooper, who is unvaccinated, recently went on another rant about COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The frontman even took a shot at Rage Against The Machine due to the COVID-19 safety protocols that will be implemented during their reunion tour.

Cooper said the following during an interview with Apologia Radio host Luke Pierson:

“In general, I think, I’m a fairly gracious person, or I try to be, where it’s, like, I really don’t care, Luke, if you get the vaccine or not. And I don’t know if you care if I get it. It doesn’t matter to me. There’s certain things that you can make a choice. But there’s been this collective mind… I mean, people going crazy. I fully expect half the country to be eating grass.

What’s really weird to me is that I’ve been speaking out about my faith in Christ for a long, long time in the mainstream world. Now, let’s be honest — not everybody in the mainstream world is nuts about that. They don’t necessarily love hearing about Jesus, but they have always put up with me — some have supported me even. But I’ll tell you what: the most kickback I have ever received — ever — for my faith has been on my stance on vaccine mandates and mask mandates. It is as if I just — like the unforgivable sin.

I said to my wife, I said the amazing thing that it shows me is that it wasn’t the gospel quote, it wasn’t the gospel of Christ that made them really, really angry — meaning, ‘Jesus is the way, the truth, the life. No one comes to the father unless they come through him.’ A lot of people didn’t love that message, but they can deal with it. But they will not deal with you speaking out against the state. They will not deal with it. And what you’re really witnessing is an actual you’ve spoken against their God. You did not bow down to Nebuchadnezzar’s idol of gold. And it is the one thing you’re not allowed to do. It’s just been really amazing to me.

So a lot the bands, they just don’t know what to do. And when I say ‘they,’ I mean we’re in there too. We just don’t know what to do, because you’re in an entertainment industry that’s largely driven by social media and media at large. And you’re not allowed to speak anything against… I mean, you’ve got Rage Against The Machine telling people that if they don’t get a vaccine… Rage Against The Machine has become the machine. It’s crazy. I’m, like, wait a minute — I’m the revolutionary here? I’m the revolutionary and Rage Against The Machine is just ‘government rock’ now. My older brother made up the term ‘government rock,’ which I find pretty awesome. I think it’s pretty great — it’s a great way to scoff at someone.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk Recovering From Another Knee Surgery

Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk has revealed that recently underwent another knee surgery. The drummer said the following about that:

“Nurses need naps too. Good thing I’ve done this before on the other side. Knee surgery number two this year complete. Torn meniscus again… Let the healing begin. Blood sugars been a bit outa whack for weeks because of it. Excited to be able to get on with some proper playing again soon. 🏃🏻‍♀️💪🏼 🥁 ☀️”

Rage Against The Machine Comment On Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

Rage Against The Machine have taken to social media to comment on the recent Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. As you are probably well aware of by now, that teenager was acquitted after murdering two men and injuring another during a protest in Kenosha, WI. The band said the following:

“What defines innocence in America? Tamir Rice was executed by police for playing with a toy. Nobody was charged. Ahmaud Arbery went jogging and was murdered in broad daylight. Kyle Rittenhouse armed himself and killed people who were fighting for racial justice. He claimed self-defense. This is the settler logic of America’s founding myth: whiteness must cast itself as the victim in order to justify its violence against those resisting its oppression. Welcome to the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.”

Coachella Organizers Reverse Vaccination Mandate, Plan To Allow Negative Test As An Entry Requirement

The organizers of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival have updated their safety policy for next year. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination was initially required for the event, but it has now been confirmed that negative COVID-19 tests taken within 72 hours of the festival will be accepted as well. Coachella will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA on April 15-17 and April 22-24 and it will feature Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott, and more.