Rage Against the Machine: The Band Performs Its First Concert In 11 Years

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : July 11, 2022

Rage Against the Machine performed on July 9 2022 night to a crowd. This crowd of over 30,000 at Alpine alley Music Theater in Wisconsin after 11 years of inactivity including a pandemic-related postponement.

Since the band’s initial announcement of this current tour in 2019, fans have been anticipating the band’s epic reunion.

Rage Against the Machine: The Band Performs Its First Concert In 11 Years

The first schedule called for the event to get underway in El Paso, Texas, not far from the border, immediately after the U.S. presidential election.

Rage Against the Machine The Band Performs Its First Concert In 11 Years

On July 9, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, and Zack de la Rocha got back together as a band at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, Wisconsin.

The band performed a number of fan favorites and made a few openly political declarations throughout the performance. It is as by using a visual that said abort the supreme court.

The United States has experienced an increase in political angst over the course of the group’s two-year deferral. This restlessness was let loose throughout Rage’s performance.

Band’s First Concert

Zack de La Rocha mumbled groans and whispered calls for freedom as the band projected a declaration in response to the Supreme Court’s recent decision to reverse Roe v. Wade.

However, it is evident from the band’s urgent homecoming performance on July 9 2022 that they believe there is still more to be done.

“Forced conception in a nation that is the only developed nation in the world with no national guarantee of paid parental leave. Forced childbirth in a nation where mothers of color endure maternal death rates that are two to three times greater than those of white mothers.

Forced conception in a nation where gun violence is the leading cause of mortality for children and adolescents. Finally, Abolish the Supreme Court.”

On June 24, shortly after the Roe reversal was made public, Rage made the announcement that the $475,000 in ticket revenue from the Alpine event and two shows at the United Center in Chicago would be donated to charities supporting reproductive rights in two charities.

Rage played the best songs from its discography for the duration of its hour-and-a-half set. He gave fans a special treat with a version of Bruce Springsteen’s The Ghost of Tom Joad from its 2000 cover album Renegades.

The last time band put out fresh music was 23 years ago. The ensemble had not played since 2011, up until the performance on July 9 2022 night.

As per reports, “there was no speech during the performance, and the actors occasionally left the stage as gory scenes were projected behind them.

A Border Patrol agent posed with an upset German Shepherd, an El Paso police cruiser on fire, and a blindfolded youngster tore apart an ICE agent’s piata, among other scenes.”

Through April of the following year, the band will make stops on its reunion tour in 12 different nations.

The band’s Public Service Announcement Tour, which would eventually visit 12 countries, 40 cities, and 51 gigs, began with this inaugural performance.

On their reunion tour, the rock group is joined by the hip-hop group Run the Jewels.

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Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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