10 February 2020 23:36
Rage Against The Machine have been confirmed as headliners of this year's Reading & Leeds Festival. The political rock icons, who've also announced they will top the bill at France's Rock en Seine festival alongside a host of other dates, are set to play Leeds festival on August 28 and close Reading festival on August 30. Rage announced their comeback last November. Their new reunion show dates include two gigs at New York City's Madison Square Garden (August 10-11) as well as a host of other festivals including Coachella (weekends of April 10 and April 17), Ireland's Electric Picnic (September 4) and Lollapalooza Berlin (September 6). Rage Against the Machine 2020 Tour Dates: MARCH 26 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center 28 – Las Cruces, NM @ Pan American Center 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena APRIL 17 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival 21 — Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena 25 — Portland, OR @ Moda Center 28 — Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome Advertisement 01 — Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum at the PNE 03 — Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place 05 — Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome 07 — Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place 09 — Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center 11 — Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center 14 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center 16 — St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center 19 — Chicago, IL @ United Center 23 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling JUNE 19 — Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival JULY 10 — East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre 13 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena 17 — Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest 18 — Festival d'Été de Québec @ Festival d'Été de Québec 21 — Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre 23 — Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena 27 — Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center 29 — Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse 31 — Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena AUGUST 02 — Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena 04 — Washington DC @ Capital One Arena 07 — Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion 11 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden 28 — Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival 30 — Reading, UK @ Reading Festival SEPTEMBER 01 — Paris, FR @ Rock En Seine Festival 04 — Stradbally Laois, IE @ Electric Picnic 06 — Berlin, DE @ Lollapalooza Berlin 08 — Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena 10 — Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena Despite not playing since 2011, Rage's guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk have been active in the supergroup Prophets of Rage alongside members of Cypress Hill and rapper Chuck D.
The confirmation of their comeback last year is a marked contrast to comments Morello made earlier in 2019 when he urged fans not to "wait around" for their return. Check back for more updates