Prophets of Rage Wants to ‘Cause a Ruckus’ at Republican Convention


Story by Cat Badra

Prophets of Rage hope to rage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland

Rage Against the Machine was always a political band, so it should come as no surprise that Prophets of Rage is also going the political route. The new project — which consists of members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill — wants to crash the Republican National Convention come July.

The band members told Bloomberg Politics they are going to “cause a ruckus” at the convention, which will take place in Cleveland. According to Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, the guys have booked a venue, but the remaining venues will be “spontaneous.”

B-Real of Cypress Hill says the guys put together the group largely because “there’s no music that speaks to what’s going on right now. Nothing with substance.” He added the band came together during “electoral insanity at home” and “environment insanity around the globe.”

When asked if Prophets of Rage will make an appearance at this year’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Morello kept things ambiguous, saying, “anything’s possible.”

In other news, the band has also announced a slew of 2016 tour dates. The trek will kick off on July 19 in Cleveland, which is during the Republican National Convention, and continue through an Oct. 16 show in Chula Vista, California.

Prophets of Rage 2016 Tour Dates:

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

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