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Rage Against the Machine tour announced

THE BEST (AND WORST) RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE COVERS OF ALL-TIME

Check out the reviews and photos from the RATM Sydney gig HERE

We’ve been waiting more than a decade – but finally the wait is over – Rage Against the Machine will be touring Australia this summer. California’s favourite rebel sons will be making their first foray outside the US since reforming.

“Is it coincidence that in the seven years that Rage Against the Machine has been away that America has slid into right-wing purgatory? I think not,” Tom Morello told MTV on the eve of the reunion. “It occurred to all of us that the times were right to see if we can knock the Bush administration out in one fell swoop, and we hope to do that job well... There is no action without reaction. And we’re part of that reaction.”

The re-formed RAGE – vocalist Zack de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, drummer Brad Wilk and bassist Tim Commerford – will set the Australian summer ablaze with two very special shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

Fans at this year’s Coachella festival can already attest to the power of the group’s reformation – even our own Daily Tele writer proclaimed the comeback as “impassioned”.

Take a look at the setlist: Bullet in the Head. Bulls on Parade. Renegades of Funk. Sleep Now in the Fire. Guerrilla Radio. Calm Like a Bomb. Freedom and, of course, the explosive, set-closing release of Killing in the Name. Songs of rare power from a once-in-a-generation band.

Rage Against the Machine return to Australia this January – still impassioned, still important, and determined once more to take the power back.

Additional Rage Against the Machine dates are scheduled for Auckland, Queensland, Adelaide and Perth – stay tuned to FasterLouder for the announcement.

Tickets on sale September 27

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

SYDNEY íƒÂ¢í¢€”킏 Tuesday 22 JanuaryíƒÂ¢í¢€”킏 SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

Tickets: Tickemaster 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au and all Ticketmaster outlets

MELBOURNE íƒÂ¢í¢€”킏 Wednesday 30 January íƒÂ¢í¢€”킏 FESTIVAL HALL

Tickets: Festival Hall box office, Rosslyn Street ph 9329 9699 & Ticketmaster ph 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au,