Reunited Rage Against the Machine Confirmed To Headline Coachella
Rage Against the Machine have reunited, after a seven-year hiatus, to headline the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bjork. The three-day event, now in its eighth year, begins Friday, April 27 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, about 130 miles east of Los Angeles.
Other artists scheduled to perform include another reunited band, Crowded House, along with Paul Van Dyk, Infected Mushroom, the Decemberists, the Arctic Monkeys, the Roots, DJ Shadow, Sonic Youth, Placebo, Felix Da Housecat, Stephen Marley featuring Jr. Gong, Tiësto, the Kaiser Chiefs, Richie Hawtin, LCD Soundsystem, Air, and Happy Mondays.
The Los Angeles quartet, which sent two albums to the top of the U.S. pop charts during the 1990s, won fans across the social spectrum with singer Zack de la Rocha’s rap-based lyrics backed by the band’s hard-rock melodies. Amid continued internal strife, de la Rocha left in October 2000. His bandmates Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk formed Audioslave the following year with former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell.
Tickets, priced at $249 for a three-day pass and $85 for a single day, go on sale this Saturday. More information on Coachella.