Rock-Rap Supergroup, The Profits of Rage, Announce Summer Tour of North America
After staging a surprise show Sunday night at Brooklyn’s Warsaw, Prophets of Rage – the supergroup featuring members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real – have announced a nationwide summer trek dubbed the Make America Rage Again Tour.
Following their three warm-up shows, including their intense debut performance at Los Angeles’ Whisky A Go Go, Prophets of Rage will next take the stage at a still-to-be-determined venue in Cleveland on July 19th, the same time the Republican National Convention swarms the Ohio city.
Tom Morello has previously promised the band will “cause a ruckus” while in Cleveland, and as long as Prophets don’t break any serious laws, the group officially kicks off their summer tour August 19th in Fairfax, Virginia. The 35+ city trek will then loop around the nation’s amphitheaters before ending October 16th in Chula Vista, California just two weeks before Election Day.
Tickets for the Make America Rage Again Tour go on sale June 10th at Live Nation.
At the band’s Warsaw concert Sunday – a last-minute gig following the cancelation of their surprise Governors Ball set – Prophets of Rage fittingly opened their show with their medley of the Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” and Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power.”
The performance of the Licensed to Ill track wasn’t unique to the Brooklyn concert – the supergroup had previously doled out a “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn”/”Fight the Power” medley at their two Los Angeles gigs – but this marked the first time that Prophets opened their concert with the Beasties track.
And don’t miss this recent interview with Tom Morello on TYT.
Prophets of Rage Tour Dates
July 19 – Cleveland, OH @ TBD
August 19 – Fairfax, VA @ EagleBank Arena
August 20 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
August 21 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 23 – Hartford, CT @ The Xfinity Theatre
August 24 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 26 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
August 27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
August 28 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
August 30 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
August 31 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
September 1 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 3 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 4 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 5 – Kansas City, MO @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
September 7 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 10 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
September 11 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
September 13 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
September 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 25 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
September 27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
September 29 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
October 1 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
October 2 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amp
October 4 – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
October 5 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
October 7 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
October 8 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
October 9 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
October 11 – El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
October 12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
October 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Event Center
October 16 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
[ report by Daniel Kreps ]