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Rage Against The Machine Donate $475,000 Raised Via Charity Tickets To Reproductive Rights Organizations


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When rap metal political firebrands Rage Against The Machine first announced their reunion tour back in 2020, the outfit drew criticism for select tickets at each show being made available for well over face value. As the band would go on to explain, those inflated ticket prices were part of a ‘charity ticket’ program, with the pricing applied to randomly selected seating at each venue. 10% of tickets at each show were implemented into that program.

The multi-platinum group managed to raise over $3,000,000 via that program in the first 2 days of tickets for the trek having gone on sale and pledged to donate 100% of the proceeds from ‘charity tickets’ to charities of their choosing.

In a statement shared yesterday by the group, they have revealed that they have pledged $475,000 from that fund towards reproductive rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court recently overturning Roe v. Wade. A statement from the group read as follows:

“We are disgusted by the repeal of Roe V. Wade and the devastating impact it will have on tens of millions of people. Over half of the country (26 states) is likely to ban or seriously restrict abortion very soon, if not immediately, which will have a disproportionate impact on poor, working class and undocumented BIPOC communities.

To date, our fans have raised $475,000.00 from the sale of our charity tickets at Alpine Valley and the United Center. We are donating that money to reproductive rights organizations in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Like the many women who have organized sophisticated railroads of resistance to challenge these attacks on our collective reproductive freedom, we must continue to resist.”

In a separate post made by the band’s guitarist Tom Morello, he revealed how the absence of access to abortion has impacted his family across generations. He stated yesterday:

“My great grandmother, Mary Maude Fitzgerald, died from an illegal, unsafe abortion. Her widower, Thomas Fitzgerald, an itinerant worker, couldn’t raise their 3 kids alone and sent them off to families that used them as servants. He died alone of TB in a work camp. #WeWillNotGoBack”

Rage Against The Machine‘s reunion tour, which will mark their first live appearance since 2011 and first time touring since 2010, will commence next month with Run The Jewels opening. Here’s where you can catch it:

07/09 East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
07/11 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/12 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/15 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
07/16 Quebec City, QC – Festival d’ete de Quebec (no Run The Jewels)
07/19 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
07/21 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/23 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/25 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
07/27 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
07/29 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
07/31 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
08/02 Washington DC – Capital One Arena
08/03 Washington DC – Capital One Arena
08/08 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/09 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/11 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/12 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/14 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

08/24 Edinburgh, UK – Royal Highlands Centre
08/26 Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
08/28 Reading, UK – Reading Festival
09/01 Antwerp, BEL – Sportpaleis
09/03 Hannover, GER – Expo Plaza
09/05 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
09/08 Malaga, SPA – Andalucia Big Festival
09/10 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Sunset
09/13 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
09/15 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
09/18 Zagreb, CRO – Zabgreb Arena
09/19 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena

02/22 Las Cruces, NM – Pan American Center
02/24 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
02/26 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
02/28 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
03/03 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
03/05 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
03/07 Portland, OR – Moda Center
03/09 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
03/11 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
03/13 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
03/15 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
03/17 Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
03/19 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
03/20 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
03/22 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premiere Center
03/28 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
03/30 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
04/01 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
04/02 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

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