Rage Against the Machine, “disgusted” by the current turn of events, showed their fierce support for reproductive rights on Friday (June 24). That day, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Americans’ constitutional right to abortion, maintained for the last half-century.
The right had been in place since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, nearly two decades before the Zack de la Rocha and Tom Morello-led rap-rockers formed in Los Angeles in 1991. The band released its classic debut, Rage Against the Machine, the following year.
On Friday, many rock and metal artists responded to the news of the controversial decision that represents the Supreme Court’s current supermajority of conservative justices.
Rage put their money where their mouths are. They’re donating $475,00 from advance ticket sales from their tour kickoff shows next month in East Troy, Wisconsin, and Chicago to reproductive rights organizations in those states.
Read the band’s statement below. See Rage’s upcoming reunion tour dates underneath. Get tickets here.
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.
Rage Against the Machine 2022 Tour Dates
July 9 – East Troy, Wis. @ Alpine Valley
July 11 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
July 12 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
July 15 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Bluesfest
July 16 – Quebec City, Quebec @ FEQ
July 19 – Hamilton, Ontario @ FirstOntario Ctr
July 21 – Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena
July 23 – Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena
July 25 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Keybank Ctr
July 27 – Cleveland, Ohio @ RM Fieldhouse
July 29 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints Arena
July 31 – Raleigh, N.C. @ PNC Arena
Aug. 2 – Washington, D.C. @ Capitol One Arena
Aug. 3 – Washington, D.C. @ Capitol One Arena
Aug. 8 – New York, N.Y. @ MSG
Aug. 9 – New York, N.Y. @ MSG
Aug. 11 – New York, N.Y. @ MSG
Aug. 12 – New York, N.Y. @ MSG
Aug. 14 – New York, N.Y. @ MSG
Aug. 24 – Edinburgh, England @ Royal Highland
Aug. 26 – Leeds, England @ Leeds
Aug. 28 – Reading, England @ Reading
Aug. 30 – Paris, France @ RockenSeine
Sept. 1 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis
Sept. 3 – Hannover, Germany @ Expo
Sept. 5 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
Sept. 8 – Malaga, Spain @ Andalucia
Sept. 10 – Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool
Sept. 13 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadhalle
Sept. 15 – Krakow, Poland @ Taruon Arena
Sept. 17 – Zagreb, Croatia @ Zagreb Arena
Sept. 19 – Prague, Czech Republic @ O2
Rage Against the Machine 2023 Tour Dates
Feb. 22, 2023 – Las Cruces, N.M. @ Pan American Ctr
Feb. 24, 2023 – El Paso, Texas @ Don Haskins Ctr
Feb. 26, 2023 – Glendale, Ariz. @ Gila River Arena
Feb. 28, 2023 – Glendale, Ariz. @ Gila River Arena
March 3, 2023 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oakland Arena
March 5, 2023 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oakland Arena
March 7, 2023 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda Ctr
March 9, 2023 – Tacoma, Wash. @ TacomaDome
March 11, 2023 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Pacific Coliseum
March 13, 2023 – Calgary, Alberta @ Saddledome
March 15, 2023 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rogers Place
March 17, 2023 – Winnipeg, M.B. @ Canada Life Ctr
Marcy 19, 2023 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Ctr
Marcy 20, 2023 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Ctr
March 22, 2023 – Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Premier Ctr
March 28, 2023 – Kansas City, Mo. @ T-Mobile Ctr
March 30, 2023 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Enterprise Ctr
April 1, 2023 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena
April 2, 2023 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena
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