Legendary ’90s rockers Rage Against The Machine have announced that they are reuniting for a string of dates in 2020, culminating in what would appear to be two headline slots at the Coachella music festival.
The band announced the tour on Instagram morning, starting with a show in El Paso, Texas in March and ending with dates on April 10 and 17 in Indio, California. Manager Wayne Kamemoto confirmed the accuracy of the information to Forbes.
Rage Against The Machine formed in 1991, and were headliners at the first ever Coachella festival in 1999, alongside the likes of Beck and Tool. Their last tour was in 2010 and their last appearance as a band was the following year, when they played at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
Anschutz Entertainment Group, the corporate entertainment giant that operates Coachella, caught some heat in recent years when it was revealed that founder Philip Anschutz had supported pro-gun and anti-abortion Republican candidates through his foundation.
Last year, it came to light that Anschutz used his foundation to donate to donate more than $200,000 to anti-marijuana initiatives in Colorado. While recreational marijuana use is legal for adults in California, it remains banned at Coachella.
In light of this, Coachella would seem to be the very machine against which the band are raging. They have not yet commented on why they took the gig or what their plans are, but we can probably expect to hear more fairly soon.