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Prophets of Rage Plot North American Tour, Beginning With Republican National Convention

Prophets of Rage perform at Hollywood Palladium
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Prophets of Rage perform at Hollywood Palladium on June 3, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill formed Prophets of Rage last month, calling themselves an “elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit.” Well, they weren’t kidding.

The morning after a surprise Brooklyn concert, the supergroup has announced a full-fledged North American tour.

It all starts July 19 in Cleveland, the site of the Republican National Convention, where Donald Trump is expected to be named the GOP presidential nominee. The venue is listed as “TBD;” last week Rage guitarist Tom Morello said they planned to “cause a ruckus” there, though he wasn’t about to tip his hand. "We'll be rocking furiously in and around the RNC,” he told Bloomberg Politics (via Rolling Stone). "We have a venue and there may be venues that will be spontaneous venues, it's hard to say. This is the kind of thing you don't broadcast to the local authorities prior to arrival."

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Beyond Cleveland, the tour begins Aug. 19 at the EagleBank Arena in Cleveland. From there, the Live Nation-helmed trek criss-crosses North America over the next two months, before wrapping Oct. 16 in Chula Vista, Cali. 

Prophets of Rage made their live debut at Los Angeles’ Whisky A Go Go on May 31. The followed with a June 3 show at the Hollywood Palladium, and last night (June 5) performed at Brooklyn’s Warsaw venue after their Governors Ball performance was nixed due to weather concerns.

Prophets of Rage features Morello with Rage Against the Machine’s Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk alongside Cypress Hill rapper B-Real and Public Enemy's Chuck D and DJ Lord. So far, they’ve been playing songs from all three bands, in addition to covers and new tracks. They’ve made it clear that there’s a space open for Rage vocalist Zack de le Rocha if he wants to enlist. 

Tickets for the tour go on sale June 10 via Live Nation. Find the full schedule below: 

July 19 - Cleveland, OH @ TBD 
Aug. 19 - Fairfax, VA @ EagleBank Arena 
Aug. 20 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 21 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Aug. 23 - Hartford, CT @ The Xfinity Theatre
Aug. 24 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 - Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Aug. 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Aug. 28 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 30 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 31 - Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Sept. 1 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sept. 3 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 4 - St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 5 - Kansas City, MO @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sept. 7 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept. 10 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Sept. 11 - Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Sept. 13 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Sept. 17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sept. 25 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sept. 27 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 29 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Oct. 1 - Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater 
Oct. 2 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amp
Oct. 4 - Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Oct. 5 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Oct. 7 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Oct. 8 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 9 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Oct. 11 - El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
Oct. 12 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
Oct. 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Event Center
Oct. 16 - Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre