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Prophets of Rage to Stage Protest Show Near Republican Convention

Rage Against The Machine/Public Enemy supergroup plans to take on Trump July 19 in Cleveland

After selling out L.A.’s Whisky A Go-Go and Hollywood Palladium this past week, the supergroup Prophets of Rage announced a 35-city summer tour that will kick off in Cleveland on July 19 — the same weekend Donald Trump is set to officially accept his presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention.

The band — consisting of Rage Against The Machine members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk, along with Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Cypress Hill’s B-Real and DJ REAL — has made it clear that Trump will be the primary target of its politically-charged performances. At their shows last week, the band sold a parody version of Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” baseball cap that reads “Make America Rage Again.” All of the members also mocked Trump in a video announcing the group’s formation.

Plans to hold Prophets of Rage a show during the Republican Convention were first hinted during the group’s show at the Whisky with a cover of the Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn” that was renamed “No Sleep ‘Til Cleveland.”

The July concert will not mark the first time that Morello, Commerford and Wilk have attempted to disrupt a presidential election. In 2000, Rage Against The Machine held a protest show near the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles. The show ended abruptly when police cut power to the stage and forced the crowd to disperse with tear gas and rubber bullets.

Prophets of Rage currently has no plans to perform in Philadelphia, the site of this year’s Democratic National Convention. The site and details for their Cleveland show have not been announced. “We have a venue and there may be venues that will be spontaneous venues, it’s hard to say,” said Morello to Bloomberg Politics. “This is the kind of thing you don’t broadcast to the local authorities prior to arrival.”

The full list of dates can be found below.

July 19
Cleveland, OH
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
P.N.C. 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
Mt. 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

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