Rage Against the Machine finally kicked off their anticipated reunion run, dubbed the “Public Service Announcement” tour after eleven long years. This marked their first show since their 2011’s L.A. Rising all-day concert.
Rage Against The Machine returns with a bang
The band comprising vocalist Zack de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk, did so at East Troy, Wisconsin’s Alpine Valley Music Theatre, dropped classic, career-spanning bombtracks across a magnificent comeback set, with their buddies in Run the Jewels opening the show.
The fans loved to be in the audience at the historic event and had to capture the moments. Check out some of their videos and photos above and below, and see the full setlist, courtesy of setlist.fm.
Rage Against the Machine setlist:
“People of the Sun”
“Bulls on Parade”
“Bullet in the Head”
“Testify” (with “Revolver” intro)
“Tire Me” (First time live since 2008)
“Without a Face” (First time live since 2008)
“Know Your Enemy”
“Calm Like a Bomb”
“Sleep Now in the Fire”
“War Within a Breath” (First time live since 2008)
“The Ghost of Tom Joad” (Bruce Springsteen cover) (First time live since 2000)
“Freedom” (with “Township Rebellion” outro)
“Killing in the Name”
Rage Against The Machine had some similar plans to that of Lizzo. The controversial decision of Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade caused an uproar. Lizzo announced that she’ll contribute to the row. Lizzo said on social media that she’ll donate $500,000 of her upcoming “Special Tour” money to Planned Parenthood. Live Nation, the tour’s promoter, will match that total, making for a $1 million total donation.
The donation by Live Nation is its second in two months. In May, it teamed with Harry Styles to lobby for gun violence prevention. As part of that, $1 million in proceeds from the tour will be donated, with Live Nation matching.