Rage Against The Machine add two more dates to their 2020 reunion tour 2 months ago

Rage Against The Machine add two more dates to their 2020 reunion tour

We'll kill in the name of to see them play in Ireland.

While every single Irish fan of Rage Against The Machine tries to stay calm like a bomb at the news of the band's reunion, Zack de la Rocha and co. are pushing ahead with their plans to wake up audiences everywhere.

That's because RATM will headline this year’s Boston Calling Music Festival.

The band take to the stage on Saturday, 23 May and will join previously announced headliners Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Aside from this, the socio-political rock kings will be unleashing mayhem when they testify in front of the crowds at Denver's Firefly Music Festival in June.

At present, the band haven't announced any European dates but the fact that they're adding to their list of gigs is a good sign.

The band, who last played together in 2011, will play a handful of U.S. shows in spring 2020, but in terms of their previous reunion tours, this schedule fits as they played seven gigs in North America before embarking on the New Zealand/Australian/Japan leg of their tour, then the European one.

Their North American tour started in April, 2007 and they landed in Ireland to play Oxegen on 13 July, 2008. Their gig at Punchestown was the last one of their European dates.

RATM returned to play The Point in 2010 too.

At present, the seven dates in the US are the only gigs that the band have announced, but here's hoping that they follow the same route as their last reunion tour.

It's telling that some of Europe's biggest festivals that are associated with rock and metal - Rock Werchter (Belgium), Reading/Leeds (England), Glastonbury (England), Opener (Poland), Rock En Seine (France), Hurricane (Germany) - haven't finalised all their headliners and lineups yet.

Could Electric Picnic - or a standalone RATM gig - be added to those festivals above?

We certainly hope so.