Posted in music | tour dates on April 30, 2007

As you probably heard, Rage Against the Machine reunited and played the last set at Coachella last night...

Rage against the Machine @ Coachella

And in related good news....

In response to the 20-minute sell-out of the previously announced Saturday, July 28 Randall's Island/New York City date, Guerilla Union in conjunction with Live Nation have revealed they will add a second ROCK THE BELLS festival show at the venue for Sunday, July 29. Confirmed artists for both NYC-area shows are headliners Rage Against The Machine, The Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill and many more.

This second Randall's Island/New York City show now marks one of five opportunities where fans can experience the highly anticipated return of Rage Against The Machine which includes Coachella and other Rock The Bells shows: Saturday, August 11 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA and Saturday, August 18 at McCovey Cove Parking Lot in San Francisco, CA.

Tickets for ROCK THE BELLS Sunday, July 29 at Randall's Island go on sale Friday, May 4 at 10:00 am via Ticketmaster.

Tom Morello (who also played Coachella solo) is also touring solo as the Nightwatchman. Tickets are still on sale for his June 26th show at Bowery Ballroom. More Coachella pictures, set list, and all tour dates, below....

RATM - Coachella set list
01. Testify
02. Bulls On Parade
03. People Of The Sun
04. Bombtrack
05. Bullet In The Head
06. Down Rodeo
07. Guerrilla Radio
08. Renegades Of Funk (AFRIKA BAMBAATAA cover)
09. Calm Like A Bomb
10. Sleep Now In The Fire
11. Wake Up
12. Freedom
13. Killing In The Name

Rage against the Machine @ Coachella

Rage against the Machine @ Coachella

Rage against the Machine @ Coachella

Rage against the Machine @ Coachella

Rage against the Machine @ Coachella

Rage against the Machine @ Coachella

Rage against the Machine @ Coachella

Rage against the Machine @ Coachella

Rage against the Machine @ Coachella

Rage against the Machine @ Coachella

Rage against the Machine @ Coachella

"Rage Against The Machine played its first show in seven years last night (April 29) to close the 2007 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The foursome tore into staples like "Testify," "Bulls on Parade," "People of the Sun" and "Guerrilla Radio" to one of the largest main stage crowds in the event's history." [Billboard]

"The only time de la Rocha broke the fourth wall was to give everyone what they wanted- a deliberate and forthright rebuttal to the last six years of neocon politics. “This administration should be tried, hung and shot,” he said, as if one form of execution wasn't enough. It may have been ham-fisted, but to hear it from the mouth of a rock singer today, de la Rocha may well have set the dam loose for political music at the tail end of the Bush era. Even if he didn’t though, the spectacle of 60,000 fans pounding their fists in unison closer “Killing In The Name Of ” was a reminder of better times for openly political music, or at least more hopeful ones from years past." [LA Times]

"A half circle of 24 cops was taking in the scene just outside the shoulder-to-shoulder mob absorbing all that was Rage, and we're pretty sure they weren't there to make sure Evan Dando got home safely. The back half of the grounds just beyond their perimeter was so deserted all that was missing was a single tumbleweed crossing your path toward a depressingly dramatic light display signifying that, yes, other acts were onstage at that hour, too, and one of them was the reunited Lemonheads." [LA Times]

Tom Morello (Nightwatchman) - 2007 Tour Dates
May 4 - Claremont, CA - Bridges Auditorium at Pamona College
May 16 - Toronto, Ontario - The Horseshoe Tavern
Jun 7 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
Jun 9 - Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove at Harrah's Casino
Jun 10 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Jun 12 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Jun 13 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Jun 14 - North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
Jun 16 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
Jun 17 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Jun 18 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Jun 19 - New Orleans, LA - The Parish
Jun 21 - Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar
Jun 22 - Charlotte, NC - Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
Jun 23 - Vienna, VA - Jammin' Java
Jun 25 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star
Jun 26 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
Jun 27 - Cambridge, MA - T.T. Bear's

Rage Against the Machine - 2007 Tour Dates
Sat 07/28/07 New York, NY Randalls Island
Sun 07/29/07 New York, NY Randalls Island
Sat 08/11/07 San Bernardino, CA National Orange Show Events Center
Sat 08/18/07 San Francisco, CA McCovey Cove Parking Lot

Previously
* Crowded House & Rage Against the Machine played Coachella

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Comments (24)

Anyone have any idea of tickets for the Sunday Rock the Bells will be the same price as Saturday? I think it was about $100 with fees/taxes...not sure if we'll be getting the same full line up for Sunday though.

Posted by MBF | April 30, 2007 10:44 AM

The first Rock The Bells sold out? I would think with those ticket prices it wouldn't. Silly me.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2007 10:52 AM

where's chris cornell?

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2007 11:01 AM

Man.. de la Rocha looks like he's aged quite a bit these last few years.

Posted by Brian | April 30, 2007 11:06 AM

God I'm so jealous I missed Rage. Can't wait for Randalls Island.

Posted by Drugs Delaney | April 30, 2007 12:30 PM

"Man.. de la Rocha looks like he's aged quite a bit these last few years."

As opposed to going backwards in time like the rest of us?

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2007 12:34 PM

Ugh, these guys are so fucken pompous it hurts. Please tell me no one takes their social/political nonsense seriously? please?

Posted by disturbing | April 30, 2007 12:35 PM

Since Bonnaroo is in June, I am assuming that all of the dates are in June and not July as listed?

A

Posted by Andrew | April 30, 2007 3:00 PM

the first date in nyc sold out in 20 minutes. that's a bit ridiculous for the fact that tickets were $86 without the taxes. but it is, after all, one of the biggest festivals to ever hit new york. and it will definitely be worth it.

Posted by john | April 30, 2007 4:19 PM

"As opposed to going backwards in time like the rest of us?"

You know exactly what the fuck I mean, Mr. Poor Attempt at Being Witty. Get a life.

Posted by Brian | April 30, 2007 4:30 PM

way to go Brian, you so burned him via the internet!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2007 4:41 PM

Um, I wasn't trying to "burn" anybody... sigh.

Posted by Brian | April 30, 2007 5:09 PM

i hope to the holy pantheon of gods this footage hits the net soon.

New Rage Album must Come....come on de la rocha.

Posted by Small Eyez | April 30, 2007 5:41 PM

Another rage show? Sure sucks for everyone who paid the scalpers 250 bucks for a ticket saturday...

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2007 6:55 PM

It seems that Sunday's festival will feature Erykah Badu, Rakim, Talib Kweli, and Doom. It will be missing The Roots, EPMD, and Sage Francis from Saturday's lineup.

Posted by MBF | April 30, 2007 7:47 PM

I'm happy the Roots are at the saturday show, I have seen them so many times but they really send out a good vibe, hopefully they will play for some of the acts as back up...As for missing Rakim Doom Badu and Blackstar, sorta sucks...

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2007 7:53 PM

brian is a tool!

zack

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2007 8:02 PM

Tom Morello, apparently, posted a reply to a hater over on Stereogum: http://www.stereogum.com/archives/005248.html#comments

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2007 4:36 AM

"Man.. de la Rocha looks like he's aged quite a bit these last few years."

dude, he's constantly angry... he hasn't aged, those are just frown lines.

Posted by kde | May 1, 2007 8:47 AM

I'll wait for the obligatory reunion DVD in 5.1 rather than pay through the nose to go to a disease infected island and pay too much for beer and see the bands from 5 miles away

Posted by snipester | May 1, 2007 10:08 AM

"It seems that Sunday's festival will feature Erykah Badu, Rakim, Talib Kweli, and Doom. It will be missing The Roots, EPMD, and Sage Francis from Saturday's lineup."

I'm too lazy to scan for the differences. Is this what it's gonna be?

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2007 2:18 PM

Wow, what a setlist! I can't wait to see them again, at Randall's Island. Their set at Tibetan Freedom in 99 was unbelievable - wow, that was 8 years ago!

Posted by JoeZam | May 1, 2007 3:05 PM

presale going on now, new password:

MICROPHONE

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2007 10:05 AM

I am happy the Roots are at the saturday show, I have seen them so many times but this last show i missed. So keep it up

Posted by Actual Tests | April 18, 2009 3:19 AM

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