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Prophets of Rage announce tour

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Prophets of Rage will bring their revolutionary rap-rock on the road this summer. The new supergroup — comprised of Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford; Public Enemy’s Chuck D; and Cypress Hill’s B-Real — announced their Make America Rage Again Tour on Monday. It’ll begin August 19 in Fairfax, Virginia, and end October 16 in Chula Vista, California, and some of the profits from each show will go toward local homeless charities.

Preceding the tour is a July 19 show at an undetermined venue in Cleveland. The timing is noteworthy, considering the Republican Party will hold its national convention in the Ohio city from July 18-21. “Our country is on the brink of chaos,” Morello told the Los Angeles Times. “And I’m a person who’s always trying to have a political impact through my vocation, which is music. So we believe we can no longer stand on the sidelines of history.” Rage Against the Machine played a memorable protest gig at the Democratic National Convention in 2000.

Prophets of Rage made their live debut at Los Angeles’ Whisky a Go Go on May 31 and have since played gigs at the Hollywood Palladium and Brooklyn’s Warsaw. The band takes its name from a Public Enemy song and has so far played material from from the catalogs of all its members, including “Insane in the Brain” (Cypress Hill), “Fight the Power” (Public Enemy), and “Killing in the Name” (Rage Against the Machine). They’ve also busted out a cover of Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn” and told Rolling Stone they’re working on original material.

Check out the tour’s complete itinerary 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: VA Beach, VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

Oct. 1: Tampa, FL — MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater at Encore Park

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

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