Rage Against The Machine made an explosive return to the stage with their first show in 11 years on Saturday night.
The rap-metal icons kicked off their pandemic-delayed Public Service Announcement two years later than planned, with a 16-song set at the 37,000-capacity Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, Wisconsin on July 9.
They opened the show with Bombtrack, from their landmark 1992 debut album, and unleashed classics such as Bullet In The Head, Guerrilla Radio, Calm Like A Bomb, Sleep Now In The Fire and Killing In The Name.
While there was no new music, the band did break out their cover of Bruce Springsteen’s The Ghost Of Tom Joad for the first time since July 2000.
Rage Against The Machine bring the Public Service Announcement tour to the UK and Europe next month, kicking it off tour on August 24 at Edinburgh’s Royal Highlands Centre, before headlining the Leeds and Reading festivals on August 26 and 28.
Rage against the machine just put on the sickest, angriest show in front of 38K and it was AWESOME. pic.twitter.com/Y9oAJlwi98July 10, 2022
The first Rage Against the Machine concert in 11 years. They fucking crushed it. pic.twitter.com/ecoKFuOgbjJuly 10, 2022
Rage Against the Machine was incredible. The world really needed that show. pic.twitter.com/CFOPPg0JI5July 10, 2022
Rage Against The Machine setlist, July 9, 2022, East Troy, Wisconsin
People Of The Sun
Bulls On Parade
Bullet In The Head
Without A Face
Know Your Enemy
Calm Like A Bomb
Sleep Now In The Fire
War Within A Breath
The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Killing In The Name