As if putting out his first album under his own name wasn't a big enough deal this year, Tom Morello has some even bigger plans for next year -- on his own and with his band Prophets of Rage.
Morello has been promoting his guest-filled album The Atlas Underground with what he calls The Atlas Underground Experience, which he describes as "an intimate evening of some storytelling and some rocking out in a very unapologetic, electric guitar way, just shredding my ass off." But during 2019 he intends to hit the road with a "proper tour...to bring these songs to actual life in a very exciting and challenging way." Morello is working with Roger Waters' artistic director Shawn Evans on the show, which will present the music Morello created with a guest list that ranges from Marcus Mumford and Gary Clark Jr. to Portugal. The Man, Knife Party, Bassnector, Steve Aoki and many more.
"You can't expect Mumford and Sons and Rise Against and Wu-Tang Clan and Killer Mike to be there at every show," Morello notes. "We want to create a show where, when guests arrive, it will be fantastic but you will not miss (the guests) if they're not there."