Coachella Festival has announced its full lineup for their two weekends of festivals this spring. The mostly Rap and Pop music lineup had already confirmed headliner Rage Against the Machine for April 10th and 17th. Other artists performing April 10-12 and 17-19 includes headliners, and so are Frank Ocean and Travis Scott, and Thom Yorke, Lana Del Rey, Lil Uzi Vert, FKA twigs, DaBaby, Run the Jewels, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X, City Girls, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Idles, Charli XCX, 21 Savage, Disclosure, Big Sean, Carly Rae Jepsen, Yaeji, Snail Mail, Swae Lee, Noname, Caribou (and Daphni), DJ Koze, Calvin Harris, Denzel Curry, Danny Elfman, Cuco, 100 gecs, and Fatboy Slim are among the artists on this year’s lineup. Duck Sauce—the A-Trak and Armand van Helden project—is on the lineup after being inactive since 2014. Japanese digital pop star Hatsune Miku will also perform. Danny Elfman will also perform a set as well. The reunited My Chemical Romance was heavily rumored to appear at the festival, but they’re not on the lineup. Tickets for weekend 1 are already sold out. The pre-sale for weekend two begins on 1/6 and is also expected to sell out.
According to a report from Consequence Of Sound, My Chemical Romance will be performing at next year’s Coachella Music Festival. The website reports is saying industry source. In a story first reported by Ghost Cult, Rage Against The Machine is already confirmed with other potential headliners in Frank Ocean, Travis Scott and more. Other acts that will reportedly be performing include Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Lana Del Rey, and Australian electronic artist Flume. The recently reunited MCR have never played Coachella. The festival returns for its 21st edition on April 10-12 and April 17-19 2020 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The festival typically reveals the official lineup in January with tickets going on sale shortly after.
According to a published report by Metal Sucks, Rage Against The Machine’s 2020 reunion tour has released the first batch of dates beyond the previously announced West Coast tour and Coachella Festival headline Dates. The post with the dates and the admat poster appeared on Twitter over the weekend (November 23rd) and then hastily deleted. If the post is legit, RATM will perform at Hellfest in France, Rock in Rio in Brazil, Riot Fest in Chicago and Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY which assumes RATM will headline one day of each fest. The tour is scheduled to visit Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Colombia, Brazil, with additional dates in the U.S. Planned for next fall. Continue reading
With the news of the reunion of Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage’s chapter as a band carrying on that legacy is now over. That supergroup included Tom Morello (guitar), Brad Wilk (drums) and Tim Commerford of RATM along with HipHop legends Chuck D of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill. Just after the RATM reunion was announced for a series of shows in 2020, including an appearance at next year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Chuck and B-Real each posted to social media confirming their band is done.
UPDATE: This rumor was confirmed an hour later via Forbes Magazine.This is strictly a Friday morning, water cooler rumor at this point, but there are indications, co-signed by Tom Morello on Instagram, that Rage Against The Machine may have booked a string of dates for spring 2020. An account popped up and posted dates at midnight on November 1st. A quick glance at Morello’s account has a post from earlier in the week, about the uprising in Chile. He tagged the leading fan source for RATM (they have been accurate in the past with intel about the related RATM projects). That page, @war_within_a_breath claims the band has booked the dates you can see below. Curiously the two April dates fall over the same weekends as Coachella 2020, which would be a no brainer for headline sets from the band. The last time RATM played together was July 2011, at Uprising Festival. Tomorrow is actually the 20th anniversary of their final original album, The Battle of Los Angeles (Epic Records). 2020 marks the anniversary of the covers album Renegades. Take this post with a LARGE grain of salt, but we’d love to see and hear a reunited Rage Against the Machine in 2020!
In a new interview with Mary Anne Hobbs of BBC Radio 6 Music, Tom Morello says there will be a new Prophets of Rage (RATM, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill) song released this week. This follows the recent stand-alone single ‘Made With Hate’, which released in June. More details about the bands’ new album, their third will be announced soon as well. “In light of the recent gun violence, we’ve got a very timely song that we’re gonna put out hopefully in the next couple of days,” he said. “Then beyond that, I think for PROPHETS OF RAGE, this will be our third studio record and really the one where I think we have to define who we are in 2019 and beyond, rather than just sort of a coming together of groups with notable catalogs, to really find our own sound and to continue to grow.” Continue reading