Because they just can’t stay broken up like they’re in high school or something, ‘90s rock band Rage Against the Machine have announced a full tour, where they will be joined by Run the Jewels.
The “Public Service Announcement” tour, starting in El Paso, TX and culminating in Krakow, Poland, follows a series of reunion shows that the band has previously announced, including their headlining gig at this year’s Coachella which is a date on the tour. Proceeds from the band will go to efforts for immigrant rights.
With no new music announced (their last original body of work was 1999’s “The Battle of Los Angeles,” that is, despite my jokes, the best album of the 1990s and of my adolescence), it seems like RATM is being supported by pure nostalgia, which is fine; their angry, politically-charged music is definitely apt for this time and day.
Meanwhile, Run the Jewels will be supporting their long-awaited album, “Run the Jewels 4,” which has a spring 2020 release date.
For tickets and full tour dates, click here. And if you have heard of RATM but haven’t heard their music or if you just haven’t heard of them at all (*gasp*) then I recommend all of their albums (there’s only three — four, if you can’t their cover album “Renegades,” so relax).
By Michael Jacobo
Photo: RATM official site