Zack de la Rocha & Rage Against the Machine to Perform at Inaugural Andalucia Big Festival 

Zack de la Rocha is bringing the rage to Spain… 

The 52-year-old Mexican American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper and activist and his Rage Against the Machine band mates have joined the lineup of the inaugural Andalucia Big Festival in September.

Zack de la Rocha x Rage Against the MachineIt will marking de la Rocha and the band’s first show in the Spanish city of Malaga in 25 years.

The group will perform alongside Glass AnimalsMuse and Jamiroquai at the event that will take place in Malaga at Sacaba Beach on September 8, 9 and 10.

Among the other acts slated to appear at ABF are: Aurora, Gus Dapperton, Biffy Clyro, Years & Years, Stereophonics, Paolo Nutini, Michael Kiwanuka, Kevin Morby, Yard Act, Lucy Dacus, Run the Jewels, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Los Planetas and more.

Tickets for the festival from the organizers of the Mad Cool Festival will go on sale on Friday (April 29) here.

The Mad Cool team will double down on that September weekend by also hosting a one-day sister festival in Madrid on September 10, Mad Cool Sunset, which will feature another headlining set from Rage Against the Machine, as well as performances from Biffy Clyro, Glass Animals, Stereophonics, Run the Jewels, Kurt Vile and more.

The original Mad Cool festival will also be back in Madrid this summer from July 6-10 with a jam-packed lineup of huge stars, including headliners Metallica, Twenty One Pilots, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Kings of Leon, Florence & the Machine, Pixies and Jack White, as well as Chvrches, Carly Rae Jepsen, Glass Animals, Wolf Alice, Yungblud, Deftones, St. Vincent, Foals, Alt-J, The War on Drugs, Haim, Phoebe Bridgers, Royal Blood, Zara Larsson, Leon Bridges, Animal Collective, Black Pumas, Local Natives, Princess Nokia, The Struts and many more.

Zack de la Rocha & His Rage Against the Machine Mates to Launch Postponed “Public Service Announcement” Tour in July

Zack de la Rocha is preparing to trek across the United States…

The 52-year-old Mexican American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper and activist and his Rage Against the Machine band mates have announced plans to hit the road starting in July for their long-awaited Public Service Announcement tour.

Zack de la Rocha x Rage Against the Machinede la Rocha and his band mates were originally scheduled to go on the road together nearly two years ago, but had to postpone when the pandemic broke.

After bumping from 2020 to summer 2021, the lyrical bomb-throwers will finally take the stage starting on July 9 with a kick-off show at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin, before making their way across North America with stops in Chicago, Toronto, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and a five-night stand in New York.

The dates will then pick up again in early 2023 with another round of shows beginning with a February 22 gig at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

That run of gigs will keep the band on the road through a planned two-night stand in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena in early April.

In a note the band said all tickets for the moved dates will be honored; fans who would prefer a refund have until March 15, 2022.

Rage Against the Machine will be joined on your by opening act Run the Jewels.

Here’s the full list of Public Service Announcement dates below:

2022
July 9 – East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
July 11 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
July 12 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
July 15 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
July 16 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival D’Ete De Quebec
July 19 – Hamilton, ON @ First Ontario Centre
July 21 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
July 23 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
July 25 – Buffalo, NY @ Keybank Center
July 27 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
July 29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
July 31 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Aug. 2 – Washington, DC @ Capitol One Arena
Aug. 3 – Washington, DC @ Capitol One Arena
Aug. 8 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Aug. 9 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Aug. 11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Aug. 12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Aug. 14 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

2023
Feb. 22 – Las Cruces, NM @ Pan American Center
Feb. 24 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
Feb. 26 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Feb. 28 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
March 3 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
March 5 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
March 7 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
March 9 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
March 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum
March 13 – Calgary, AL @ Scotiabank Saddledome
March 15 – Edmonton, AL @ Rogers Place
March 17 – Winnipeg, MB @ Canada Life Centre
March 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
March 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
March 22 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
March 28 – Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center
March 30 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
April 1 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesar’s Arena
April 2 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesar’s Arena

Zack de la Rocha & His Rage Against the Machine Band Mates Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Will the fifth time be the charm for Zack de la Rocha?

The 52-year-old Mexican American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper and activist and his Rage Against the Machine band mates are among this year’s nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Zack de la Rocha x Rage Against the MachineKnown for their songs, which express revolutionary political views, the band has sold more than 16 million records worldwide.

de la Rocha and rock band members are among 17 artists who received a nomination this year. They’re joined by Dolly PartonPat Benatar, Dionne Warwick, Judas Priest, Beck, Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, A Tribe Called Quest and Duran Duran, among others.

Musicians become eligible for the Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album. Rage Against the Machine has been eligible since 2017.

They were previously nominated in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021, though the bids failed.

“This year’s ballot recognizes a diverse group of incredible artists, each who has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture,” said John Sykes, head of the foundation that runs the Rock Hall, in a statement.

A roster of five to seven successful inductees will be announced in May, with the annual ceremony to be scheduled for later this year.

This year’s nominees are:

  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Beck
  • Pat Benatar
  • Kate Bush
  • Devo
  • Duran Duran
  • Eminem
  • Eurythmics
  • Fela Kuti
  • Judas Priest
  • MC5
  • The New York Dolls
  • Dolly Parton
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Lionel Richie
  • Carly Simon
  • Dionne Warwick

Along with the official nominees, the Rock Hall today opened the annual “fan vote” balloting, available at the Rock Hall website. The five artists with the most votes by April 29 will be tallied with the Hall’s official ballots in selecting this year’s inductees.

Within several hours of the fan ballot opening, Pat Benatar, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Eurythmics and Carly Simon held the top five spots, with Benatar in a significant lead.

Zack de la Rocha & His Rage Against the Machine Band Mates Earn Third Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nomination

Zack de la Rocha is getting another chance to head to the Hall

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2021 nominees, with the 51-year-old Mexican American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper and activist and his Rage Against the Machine band mates earning a spot on the ballot.

Zack de la Rocha x Rage Against the Machine

In the the most gender-inclusive ballot in the Rock Hall’s history, de la Rocha and his band mates are joined by Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner and Dionne Warwick on the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot.

Formed in 1991, the group consists of vocalist  de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad Wilk.

The bands songs express revolutionary political views.

The band was nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in its first year of eligibility in 2017, as well as in 2018, although both bids failed. Could their third nomination be the charm?

Fan votes, which you can cast at RockHall.com, contribute to the induction process, but don’t guarantee entry.

In 2020, the Rock Hall inducted Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, the Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, T. Rex and the Doobie Brothers into its ranks during a virtual ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.