Rage Against The Machine has been confirmed as a headlining act at two more major festivals, following the announcement earlier this month that the politically volatile rap-rock act would headline California's Coachella Festival.
The band, which has not played live in nine years, will now also be featured at the Firefly Music Festival, scheduled for June 18th through the 21st at the Woodlands in Dover, Delaware. The full lineup was unveiled on Tuesday (January 28th), with Rage leading a roster that also includes Billie Eilish, Halsey, Blink-182, Cage The Elephant, Run The Jewels, Chvrches, David Lee Roth, the Glorious Sons and dozens more.
Tickets for Firefly will go on sale to the general public on Monday, February 3rd at 10:00 a.m. ET, with a pre-sale beginning this Friday (January 31st).
Meanwhile, Rage has also been added to the bill for the Boston Calling event at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Massachusetts, scheduled for May 22nd through the 24th. Rage joins previously confirmed headliners Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Foos will headline on the 22nd, with Rage closing the show on the 23rd and the Peppers wrapping the weekend on the 24th.
Although Rage is coming back in an election year, guitarist Tom Morello told us a while back that he's not a fan of either major political party: “I've always felt more much comfortable, you know, on the outside, lobbing musical Molotov cocktails over the barbed wire fence and, you know, I believe that both political parties are severely flawed, and neither one of them really represents the true needs of the vast majority of Americans.”
Other acts playing Boston Calling include the Struts, The 1975, Angels & Airwaves, Liam Gallagher and many more. Three-day passes for the festival are on sale now.