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Rage Against The Machine’s Albums Are Back In The Charts

Three of Rage Against The Machine’s albums are back in the charts this week.

Not only have Rage Against The Machine been back in news headlines lately – from trending on Twitter due to some listeners only just realising that they’re a political band (sure), to Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker covering Killing In The Name for Black Lives Matter – three out of four of the band’s studio albums are also now back in the charts.

Appropriately, Rage’s iconic 1992 self-titled debut has leapt back into both the Billboard 200 (at #174) and iTunes’ Top Albums chart (hitting #8 at the time of writing). Also sneaking their way into the iTunes chart are 1996’s Evil Empire and 1999’s The Battle Of Los Angeles, which are at #35 and #41 respectively.

Read this: What the kid from the cover of Evil Empire looks like now

Of course, frontman Zack de la Rocha has also already technically been in the charts this month, too, guesting on Run The Jewels’ excellent new album RTJ4. While Zack features alongside Pharrell Williams on the track JU$T, the record as a whole peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200. Run The Jewels – aka Killer Mike and El‑P – released the album early and for a donate-what-you-want price, writing, The world is infested with bullshit so here’s something raw to listen to while you deal with it all. We hope it brings you some joy. Stay safe and hopeful out there.”

Anyway, guitarist Tom Morello was clearly happy to see Rage’s rightful return to the charts, writing on Twitter: Every Molotov needs a soundtrack.”

Catch Rage Against The Machine with support from Run The Jewels at the following dates in 2021:

June

3 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
5 Las Cruces, NM – Pan American Center
7 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
8 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
11 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
12 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
15 Portland, OR – Moda Center
17 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
19 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum at the PNE
21 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
23 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
25 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place

July

2 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
3 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
5 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
7 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
9 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
10 East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
12 Chicago, IL – United Center
13 Chicago, IL – United Center
16 Ottawa ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
20 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
22 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
23 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
26 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
27 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
29 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center

August

6 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
7 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
9 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
10 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
12 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
14 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
15 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
17 Raleigh, NCPNC Arena
19 Pittsburgh, PAPPG Paints Arena
20 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

Read this: The 20 greatest Rage Against The Machine songs – ranked

Posted on June 12th 2020, 10:55a.m.
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