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Prophets of Rage announce first national tour, playing Philly, Jersey, and New York in August

Prophets of Rage announce first national tour, playing Philly, Jersey, and New York in August
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From a press release:

Prophets of Rage combines the sonic firepower of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill, and after a small handful of shows in California and New York, the supergroup has announced their “Make America Rage Again Tour,” which runs from July through October in arenas across the country.

Taking its name from a Public Enemy song, Prophets of Rage is Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real, and DJ Lord. The band performs songs from all their respective catalogs and plans on recording original material.

“We can no longer stand on the sidelines of history. Dangerous times demand dangerous songs. It’s time to take the power back,” the group wrote on their website.

“This historical moment demands a radical soundtrack, and that’s what we intend to provide.”

Tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, June 10 via Ticketmaster. A portion of the proceeds from each concert will benefit a local homeless charity.

“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. It’s time to make America rage again.”

The closest shows to Northeastern Pennsylvania are Saturday, Aug. 20 in Camden, New Jersey near Philadelphia; Friday, Aug. 26 in Holmdel, New Jersey; Saturday, Aug. 27 in Brooklyn, New York; and Sunday, Aug. 28 in Wantagh, New York. There is one Pennsylvania date in Burgettstown on Aug. 31, but the aforementioned locations are significantly closer.

“Make America Rage Again Tour” dates:

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 — PNC 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