Audioslave recently confirmed that they will be reuniting to play the “Anti-Inaugural Ball” at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom on January 20th. The supergroup featuring Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk haven’t performed together since 2005, but with election of Donald Trump, they felt that this was the right time to get back on stage together again. Here’s their statement: “The Anti-Inaugural Ball is a celebration of resistance. Resistance to racism. Resistance to sexism. Resistance to homophobia. Resistance to bullying. Resistance to environmental devastation. Resistance to fascism. Resistance to Donald Trump. We are staring down the barrel of a dystopian nightmare unless we act NOW, unless we fight back NOW. We intend to create ‘No Trump Zones’ across the country; in our homes, our schools, our places of work, and our concert stages. Bad Presidents make for great music. Join us as we get loud and stand together to defend our rights, our country, and our planet.”
For those of us who can’t make it out to Los Angeles to witness the reunion, the band has announced that the “Anti-Inaugural Ball” will be streaming live on Prophets Of Rage‘s Facebook page tomorrow beginning at 9pm PST/12am EST! TUNE IN!
THE ANTI-INAUGURAL BALL JAN. 20 (MIDNIGHT EST, 9PM PST) live stream at Facebook.com/prophetsofrageofficial. With @vicmensa #JacksonBrowne @jackblack #LAFreedomChoir AND @prophetsofrage & #AUDIOSLAVE. Benefits Rape And Incest Network (RAINN). #ArmTheHomess #SoulPower #TwoGreatTastesThatTasteGreatTogether #NoTrumpZone #TheCounteroffensive