Rage Against the Machine return to Europe in 2020, confirming Reading & Leeds and more

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Rage Against the Machine continue their reunion tour at the European festivals. The Americans will perform at Reading & Leeds, Lollapalooza Berlin and more in 2020.

After playing their last show in 2011, Rage Against the Machine are reuniting this year. Besides a run of American shows, the legendary American band will also bring their mix of rap and metal to Europe. The will play several festivals, including Lollapalooza Berlin, Electric Picnic, Rock en Seine and Reading & Leeds.

This is the full list of European tour dates for RATM:

  • 28 August: Leeds Festival, Leeds, UK
  • 30 August: Reading Festival, Reading, UK
  • 1 September: Rock en Seine, Paris, France
  • 4 September: Electric Picnic, Stradbally Laois, Ireland
  • 6 September: Lollapalooza Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 8 September: Prague, Czech Republic
  • 10 September: Krakow, Poland
  • 12 September: Vienna, Austria

Rage Against the Machine

Rage Against the Machine
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Rage Against the Machine are one of the biggest and most influential American rock bands, mixing guitar music with hip hop and political messages. They formed in Los Angeles in 1991, and played their first public show in somebody’s living room in Orange County, California. Through the years, the band grew bigger and bigger, selling over 16 million records worldwide by 2010. On 30 July 2011, RATM played their last headline slot at L.A. Rising festival. There was no news from the band ever since, until this year’s reunion tour.

Reading & Leeds 2020

Created in 1971, Reading Festival is one of the world’s oldest music festivals still in existence. It has welcomed many famous acts across the years, like The Who, The Rolling Stones, and Guns N’ Roses. Leeds Festival has taken place since 1999 when Reading’s site was not large enough to meet the demand.