Rage Against The Machine to headline Boston Calling and Firefly

The band will also play two headlining Coachella sets in April.

Rage Against the Machine

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Rage Against The Machine have announced headlining sets at Boston Calling and Firefly, the former taking place between 22 and 24 May, and the latter between 18 and 21 June.

The recently reformed rock band will join Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers at Boston Calling, along with other big acts like Liam Gallagher and Dinosaur Jr. The 2020 Firefly lineup also includes Halsey, Blink-182, David Lee Roth and more.

Rage Against The Machine is scheduled to play even more reunion shows prior to their Boston Calling and Firefly festival performances, starting in Texas on 26 March and running through to Arizona on 30 March. The band will also play two headlining slots at Coachella, taking place on 10 and 17 April in California.

News of the rock band reforming first broke on November 2019 and was soon followed by an announcement that the supergroup Prophets Of Rage would disband. In a post on Twitter, vocalist Chuck D wrote that he and co-vocalist B–Real were only “keeping [Zach De La Rocha’s] spot warm”.

“Rocking along side of Chuck and Tom has been amazing to say the least. It was fun while it lasted and I hope we left a big impression and that the music has been a source of inspiration for those that needed it,” B–Real added.

Rage Against The Machine released four studio albums from 1992 to 2000. They then disbanded before reuniting for Coachella in 2007. The band’s final show from their initial reunion run took place on 30 July, 2011 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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