Los Angeles based fans of political rockers Rage Against The Machine take note; according to MTV.com, Coachella’s official Facebook page has announced the band will be playing in the city on Saturday 30th July alongside Muse and Rise Against, with many more acts to be announced. The show will be the band’s first since they performed a trio of South American festival dates in October of last year.
The announcement of a summer 2011 date fuels recent speculation that the band will be putting out an album of new material in the near future. Last year, in an interview with Chilean newspaper, La Tercera, front man Zach De La Rocha reported that the band was working on new material, hinting that the album may be released in the summer months of 2011. What remains to be seen is whether or not Rage will debut any new material, either before or at the Los Angeles show. Rage Against The Machine’s last record was the covers album “Renegades”, released after their initial dissolution in 2001.
Rage Against The Machine originally disbanded in 2000, due to internal conflicts within the group. The band reunited in 2007, citing what guitarist Tom Morello called the slip “into right-wing purgatory” that was brought about by the George W. Bush administration since the band’s dissolution.
The Rage Against The Machine reunion tour, which lasted from 2007-2010, saw the band sporadically play at venues across the United States, Australasia, Japan and Europe. Amongst these shows was the band’s free gig at Finsbury Park in London, a present to fans who had gotten the band’s 1992 single “Killing In The Name” to Christmas #1 over “The Climb”, the track by X-Factor winner Joe Mcelderry.
Thanks for the report to Ultimate Guitar.