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Rage Against The Machine Raise Over $3M For Charity Via Specially-Priced Tickets

Though some fans were baffled by Rage Against The Machine’s charity’ tickets, the band have put them to lucrative use.

Last week, the world was overjoyed to learn that recently-reunited rap-metal icons Rage Against The Machine would be playing a full tour across North America and Europe. But not only were fans bummed by the number of tickets snapped up by scalpers, they were also confused by the band’s high-priced charity tickets’. But Rage have proved that there was method to their madness, as it’s been reported that the charity tickets for this tour managed to raise over $3 million for charity.

During the announcement of Rage Against The Machine’s tour, it was revealed that the band would donate a significant amount of the proceeds to charity. They also withheld 10% of the tickets in each city they were headlining, to sell at a higher price with every cent of those sales going to charity. The band released the following statement:

WE are holding in reserve 10% of the seating (random seats throughout each venue) to sell at a higher ticket price (but low enough to undercut the scalpers) We will donate 100% OF THE MONEY over the base ticket price to charities and activist organizations IN EACH CITY.”

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While the effort was noble, some concertgoers were bummed to discover that these charity seats, due in part to price-demand hikes caused by scalpers and bots, were going for as much as $750. However, in a recent Instagram post, Tom Morello revealed that the band’s efforts had brought in quite a bit of coin for the charities in question.

So far we have been able to block approx 85% of scalpers trying to buy tickets and in two days have raised over $3,000,000 for charity,” wrote Tom. Still, annoying scalpers (and misinformation) remain. We appreciate the overwhelming demand and are discussing next steps to ensure more of you will be able to come and see us.”

Catch Rage Against The Machine at the following dates this year: 

March

26 El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
28 Las Cruces, NM @ Pan American Center
30 Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena 

April

10 Indio, CA @ Coachella
17 Indio, CA @ Coachella
21 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
25 Portland, OR @ Moda Center
28 Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome 

May

1 Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum at the PNE
3 Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
5 Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
7 Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
9 Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
11 Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
14 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
16 St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
19 Chicago, IL @ United Center
23 Boston, MA @ Boston Calling 

June

19 Dover, DE @ Firefly 

July

10 East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
13 Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
17 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
18 Festival d’Été de Québec @ Festival d’Été de Québec
21 Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
23 Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
27 Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
29 Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
31 Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena 

August

2 Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
4 Washington DC @ Capital One Arena
7 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
10 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
11 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
28 Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
30 Reading, UK @ Reading Festival 

September

1 Paris, France @ Rock En Seine Festival
4 Stradbally Laois, Ireland @ Electric Picnic Festival
6 Berlin, Germany @ Lollapalooza Berlin Festival
8 Prague, Czech Republic @ O2 Arena
10 Krakow, Poland @ Tauron Arena 

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Posted on February 16th 2020, 4:28p.m.
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