Politically charged metal fans across the country are head-banging to the news that Rage Against the Machine plans to reunite in 2020 — ahead of the U.S. Presidential election in November.
The band quietly announced a series of tour dates Friday on Twitter. The live shows kick-off next spring — and include two weekends at Coachella, Forbes reports.
The legendary rap-rock group, who formed in 1991, hasn’t performed all together since 2011 at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Officially, the band split in 2000, but have been known to resurface during moments of political uprising in the US.
The first time the band reunited was 2007, just before the 2008 election that saw the country’s first black president Barack Obama helm the Oval Office.
In 2016, guitarist Tom Morello, drummer Brad Wilk and bassist Tim Commerford formed the supergroup Prophets of Rage, with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, in response to that year’s election which put Donald Trump in the White House.
Meanwhile, frontman Zack de la Rocha is said to have been working on an album, though he hasn’t released any solo work since 2016.
The 2020 tour begins in El Paso, TX on March 26. Thus far, only six dates have been announced, including shows in Phoenix, Las Cruces, NM and Indio, Cali. — home of of the Coachella music festival.