New Supergroup Prophets of Rage Bring Their Revolutionary Rap-Rock On The Road This Summer

Prophets of Rage will bring their revolutionary rap-rock on the road this summer. The new supergroup — comprised of Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford; Public Enemy’s Chuck D; and Cypress Hill’s B-Real — announced their Make America Rage Again Tour on Monday. It’ll begin August 19 in Fairfax, Virginia, and end October 16 in Chula Vista, California, and some of the profits from each show will go toward local homeless charities.

Preceding the tour is a July 19 show at an undetermined venue in Cleveland. The timing is noteworthy, considering the Republican Party will hold its national convention in the Ohio city from July 18-21. “Our country is on the brink of chaos,” Morello told the Los Angeles Times. “And I’m a person who’s always trying to have a political impact through my vocation, which is music. So we believe we can no longer stand on the sidelines of history.” Rage Against the Machine played a memorable protest gig at the Democratic National Convention in 2000.

Prophets of Rage made their live debut at Los Angeles’ Whisky a Go Go on May 31 and have since played gigs at the Hollywood Palladium and Brooklyn’s Warsaw. The band takes its name from a Public Enemy song and has so far played material from from the catalogs of all its members, including “Insane in the Brain” (Cypress Hill), “Fight the Power” (Public Enemy), and “Killing in the Name” (Rage Against the Machine). They’ve also busted out a cover of Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn” and told Rolling Stone they’re working on original material.

Tour Dates:
July 19: Cleveland, OH — TBD
Aug. 19: Fairfax, VA — EagleBank Arena
Aug. 20: Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 21: Mansfield, MA — Xfinity Center
Aug. 23: Hartford, CT — The Xfinity Theatre
Aug. 24: Toronto, ON — Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 26: Holmdel, NJ — P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Aug. 27: Brooklyn, NY — Barclays Center
Aug. 28: Wantagh, NY — Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 30: Noblesville, IN — Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 31: Burgettstown, PA — First Niagara Pavilion
Sept. 1: Clarkston, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sept. 3: Tinley Park, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 4: St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 5: Kansas City, MO — Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sept. 7: Morrison, CO — Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept. 10: Auburn, WA — White River Amphitheatre
Sept. 11: Ridgefield, WA — Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Sept. 13: Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 15: Los Angeles, CA — The Forum
Sept. 17: Phoenix, AZ — Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sept. 25: Dallas, TX — Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sept. 27: Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 29: VA Beach, VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Oct. 1: Tampa, FL — MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater at Encore Park
Oct. 2: West Palm Beach, FL — Perfect Vodka Amp
Oct. 4: Alpharetta, GA — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Oct. 5: Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
Oct. 7: Tulsa, OK — BOK Center
Oct. 8: Houston, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 9: San Antonio, TX — AT&T Center
Oct. 11: El Paso, TX — El Paso County Coliseum
Oct. 12: Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheatre
Oct. 14: Las Vegas, NV — Mandalay Bay Event Center
Oct. 16: Chula Vista, CA — Sleep Train Amphitheatre

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