Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on February 26, 2007

Rage & Wu Tang

Good news for those of us not going to Coachella...

"First it was the reunion of the Wu-Tang Clan in 2004. Then it was A Tribe Called Quest later that year. Now, ROCK THE BELLS will make history again as Rage Against The Machine announces their plans to perform three exclusive engagements with the critically acclaimed world-class hip-hop festival this summer. The epic line-up will see Rage Against The Machine join Wu-Tang Clan for two dates on the west coast (August 11--NOS Events Center, San Bernardino, CA, August 18--venue TBA, San Francisco) and for Rock The Bells’ inaugural venture into New York City (JULY 28 - RANDALL'S ISLAND) for their only scheduled appearance on the eastern seaboard this year. The Wu-Tang Clan will support the release of their forthcoming album 8 Diagrams.

Rock The Bells, presented by Guerilla Union since 2003, has established itself as a world-class hip-hop platform by hosting legendary performances by NAS, A Tribe Called Quest, Lauryn Hill, Blackstarr (Talib Kweli and Mos Def), Cuban Linx, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Cypress Hill and Jurassic 5 as well as reuniting Wu-Tang for their last performance with ODB in 2004. This year, the festival will keep in its tradition and showcase the very best the genre has to offer.

“It’s definitely our fans’ dream billing. It’s a tremendous honor to have Rage Against The Machine and Wu-Tang Clan perform together,” states event organizer Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union. “I can’t wait to announce the rest of the line-up for Rock the Bells. It’s incredibly important to put some shine on quality Hip Hop. The opportunity to galvanize the social and political consciousness of these groups is undeniable.”

The complete line-up will be announced March 26th and tickets will go on-sale March 31st at 10:00am."

thx all! More info @ Rock The Bells.

Previously
* new Wu-Tang albums
* Wu-Tang Clan @ Hammerstein Ballroom | Reviews
* Rage Against the Machine to reunite for Coachella
* Coachella sold out

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Comments (29)

aw...it's going to be 1996 all over again!

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2007 1:29 PM

Now let's hope this doesn't get ridiculously expensive...

Posted by Eduardo | February 26, 2007 1:30 PM

Thank God......i was gettin a lil nervous since coachella was sold out in a few weeks.....lets see if they actually go on tour...

Posted by hard2xp1ain | February 26, 2007 1:33 PM

I'm already bummed this is going to sell out in minutes.

Posted by Drugs Delaney | February 26, 2007 1:59 PM

depending on what part of randalls island they decide to hold this it might not sell out as fast. If its where the cure played it will probably move fast i think thats only like 30-35,000 but if its where the warped tour used to be held that is about double it. So it wont be bad. I seriously doubt they are going to put it where they do the seated events but who knows.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2007 2:32 PM

I really hope so. I just get scared because you know how the brokers jump all over these hip hop shows...the Rage reunion alone makes this a real hot ticket.

Posted by Drugs Delaney | February 26, 2007 3:16 PM

Holee shit! Thats just raw son!

Posted by Tweaker | February 26, 2007 3:50 PM

RATM...yippee! Is there anyway we can get rid of the whole "hip-hop" aspect? Or maybe if we're lucky the RATM drummer will spit on Busta and all hell will break loose - now that would be a show.

Sorry but the whole Heineken mash-up thing has forever tainted Randall's Island for a large swath of the concert going public. How about a RATH month long stand at the Bowery Ballroom? Or Judson Memorial Church?

OH wait....I'm going to Coachella. I take it all back. :-)

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2007 4:59 PM

Witty Unpredictable Talent and Natural Game

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2007 5:33 PM

You like Rage Against the Machine but hate hip-hop? You, my ignorant friend, need to read a god damn book.

Posted by Sam | February 26, 2007 5:37 PM

Ditto about the ticket cost... I can't see it being under $60, but fingers crossed.

Posted by Brian | February 26, 2007 5:42 PM

Yep, I dig RATM and at the same time I don't dig hip hop. You can't imagine the constant state of conflict I live in. Hip hop is an incredible type of music (props to the hip hoppers...little cya there) that I happen only to be able handle when bands like RATM do that thing they do to it.

Let's not kid ourselves here...it's all about the Wu-Tang Clan anyway.

Read a book? In most of the books I read, goddamn is one word.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2007 6:11 PM

i bet you hate hip hop but listen to 50 cent.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2007 8:28 PM

more like i bet you hate hip hop but listen to ghostface and the clipse.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2007 9:56 PM

This seems like an appropriate post on which to leave this comment:

If you live on the UES and like to smoke pot, you may find it hard to, um, find in the next few days: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/27/nyregion/27shooting.html

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2007 5:21 AM

I can't believe it. Rage Against the Machine is my favorite rock band ever, and Wu Tang.. I mean.. come on it's the fucking Wu.... How could this show get any better? I dont care how much this show costs, I will give up my life's savings. This is going to be the best concert of my entire life.

Posted by Doug Fresh | February 27, 2007 11:29 PM

Ghostface, masta killa ya boyz! And rage...fucking hell yea...get gullly with good hip hop and crazy with rocking riffs cant beat that
to advanced didgy stance make the cd inhance
i move with the speed and stregth of ants
im excited
lets hope i dont gotta spilll my whole wallet

im sure the cats that run the bells be like eyyyy
its just slang rap democracy
heres the policy
slide off the ring and the wallabbbbbbzzz
and buy expensive tickets

Posted by YaBoy | March 13, 2007 10:10 AM

Ghostface, masta killa ya boyz! And rage...fucking hell yea...get gullly with good hip hop and crazy with rocking riffs cant beat that
to advanced didgy stance make the cd inhance
i move with the speed and stregth of ants
im excited
lets hope i dont gotta spilll my whole wallet

im sure the cats that run the bells be like eyyyy
its just slang rap democracy
heres the policy
slide off the ring and the wallabbbbbbzzz
and buy expensive tickets

Posted by YaBoy | March 13, 2007 10:12 AM

Yeah but you don't know the rest of the line up. What if rage only plays a few jams?

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2007 12:22 AM

Yeah but you don't know the rest of the line up. What if rage only plays a few jams?

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2007 12:22 AM

Tikets are $185

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2007 12:23 AM

You have to be kidding...

Posted by Brian | March 14, 2007 12:57 AM

hey...anybody have the full lineup?

Posted by rico | March 26, 2007 10:23 AM

tickets are 80, vip tickets 150. the (absolutely amazing) lineup is:
wu tang
rage
nas
the roots
mos def
public enemy
cypress hill
MF DOOM
felt (slug and murs)
mr. life
cage
epmd
pharoahe monch
sage francis
immortal technique
the coup
jedi mind tricks
living legends
brother ali

more to be announced plus very special surprise guests. hot damn.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2007 10:40 AM

GODDAMN...that lineup is insane!!!

Posted by rico | March 26, 2007 10:50 AM

If Tribe Called Quest were playing, it would be the greatest white-approved hip-hop show of all time! White people love the Roots and TCQ!

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2007 11:20 AM

seriously though? $82 + fees... meaning more like $100 per ticket.

i mean that is a great lineup, but not worth the price.

those prices are more like what i'd pay to see an ABBA or Talking Heads reunion.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2007 11:30 AM

i heard the show in randalls island might not sell out? i cant imagine this is possible. people will travel from all over the world to see rage united! and WU! any thoughts?

Posted by Dee | March 31, 2007 4:06 PM

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