Rage Against The Racist State of Arizona

Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against the Machine have been back together for a minute, just not full-time. Yes, there have been rumors of new Rage material, but who the fuck knows if that will ever happen. What we do know for sure is Rage plays the occasional show, and have just announced their first hometown gig in over a decade.

RollingStone.com reports that Rage will play July 23 at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Paladium with Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band. They raging to raise funds to fight Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 immigration law. It will be Rage’s first U.S. show in almost two years.

Frontman Zach De la Rocha told RS that the Arizona law, which affords cops the right to demand identification from anyone they profile as possibly being an illegal immigrant, “part of an entire state’s campaign to humiliate and to criminalize an entire population.” Proceeds from the Los Angeles show gig will go to help two immigrants rights organizations, the Florence Project and Puente, Arizona.

Now, if we could just get a new Rage album out of these dudes before they get too old.


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