Run The Jewels & Rage Against The Machine

Watch Run The Jewels Join Rage Against The Machine Onstage In Toronto


This past Saturday, July 23rd, saw politically active rap metallers Rage Against The Machine joined onstage by their openers and fellow political activists Run The Jewels for a collaborative live performance of “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)“. That 2014 track is one of several which have seen the aforementioned rap duo enlist Rage Against The Machine vocalist Zack de la Rocha for over the years and appeared on their sophomore album, “Run The Jewels 2“.

While Run The Jewels have been joined onstage numerous times by de la Rocha over the years, this marked the first time his Rage Against The Machine bandmates were also involved. The collaborative performance took place during the two bands’ show at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON, which later saw Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello accidentally tackled onstage by security.

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In case you’re unaware, de la Rocha remained seated during the performance after suffering an unspecified injury onstage earlier this month.

Rage Against The Machine‘s reunion tour with Run The Jewels opening continues on as follows:

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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