It has been over a decade since a wave of revolt impelled Rage Against the Machine to Christmas number one with Killing In The Name.
Most of that time was spent in hiatus, but the band have now re-assembled and are ready to embark on the 40-date “Public Service Announcement” tour this summer, with some high-profile, like-minded friends in tow.
Here’s everything you need to know.
When is the 2020 tour?
The mammoth tour will take place from 26 March to 12 September.
That run includes appearances at both the Leeds (28 August) and Reading (30 August) festivals.
Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine will team up with Run The Jewels once again this summer. Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Where are the playing?
The tour will kick off with a show in El Paso on 26 March, with all proceeds going to immigrants rights charities, reminding fans that RATM have always been as much about the message as the music.
The next two nights, in Las Cruces and Glendale, will also be used to raise money for this cause.
After the El Paso gig, RATM will play a huge series of shows all over the US, including major festivals like Coachella.
During that run, they’ll also sneak over to Canada for shows in Quebec and Toronto.
While the initial North American shows had been announced already, we now know that RATM will also be heading over to Europe for another leg of their massive tour.
They have shows scheduled throughout the continent, with dates currently in France, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and England confirmed.
The full list of European shows is as follows:
28 August - Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival
30 August - Reading, UK - Reading Festival
1 September - Paris, France - Rock En Seine Festival
4 September - Stradbally Laois, Ireland - Electric Picnic Festival
6 September- Berlin, Germany - Lollapalooza Berlin Festival
8 September - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
10 September - Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena
12 September - Vienna, Austria
Just like RATM, Run The Jewels have made their name by speaking truth to power. Picture: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for DIRECTV
Who is supporting them?
Rage Against the Machine Will be joined on tour by their fellow musical iconoclasts, Run The Jewels.
The rap duo have risen to prominence channelling the same revolutionary spirit as RATM, with songs raging back against the evils of modern capitalism and oppressive social structures.
Like RATM, they know how to make a protest into a party and vice versa.
With their highly anticipated fourth album set to drop in the spring of this year, fans can expect to see some brand new material being flaunted as they back up the legendary rap metal act.
At Leeds and Reading Festival, Rage Against the Machine are the headline acts alongside grime king Stormzy, and they will be supported by Two Door Cinema Club, Mabel, All Time Low, The Courteeners, Gerry Cinnamon and Aitch,
Where can I get tickets?
Tickets go on sale at 11am on Thursday 13 February and will be available via the band’s website.
For the Reading and Leeds festival shows, Barclaycard customers can get exclusive presale access from 9am on Tuesday 11th February until 8.59am on Thursday 13 February, as well as 10% off every presale ticket.
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