Are Rage Against the Machine planning a reunion for 2020?

Photo: Scott Penner

After years of rumours, it finally seems like a Rage Against the Machine reunion will be happening in 2020. The band will reportedly headline Coachella alongside a string of American shows this summer.

A picture of the show dates were released on a new Instagram page this morning. Both Consequence of Sound and Forbes Magazine have confirmed the reunion. When asked about the news by Forbes, Wayne Kamemoto, an associate of the band, simply said “the band’s social media is accurate.”

Forbes also points out that it is no coincidence about the timing of the band’s reunion. Their last reunion was in 2007, a year before the 2008 American presidential election. Some of the RATM members formed a new group, Prophets of Rage, in response to the 2016 presidential election. Could this be the sign of new music in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election?

The dates are:

  • 26 March 2020: El Paso, Texas, USA
  • 28 March 2020: Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
  • 30 March 2020: Pheonix, Arizona, USA
  • 10 April 2020: Indio, California, USA (Coachella music festival)
  • 17 April 2020: Indio, California, USA (Coachella music festival)

You can view the Instagram post:

Rage Against the Machine

Rage Against the Machine are one of the biggest and most influential American rock bands, mixing guitar music with hip hop and political messages. They formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1991, playing their first public appearance in somebody’s living room in Orange County, California. Through the years, the band grew bigger and bigger, selling over 16 million records worldwide by 2010. On 30 July 2011, The band played their last headline slot performing at L.A. Rising festival. ‘Rage Against the Machine – XX (20th Anniversary)’ edition was released to celebrate the band’s debut album in 2012, with no music being released from the band since.

Will they now join the rumours for next year’s European festivals?