It happened. It finally happened. Eleven years after their last show — at 2011’s L.A. Rising all-day concert — and following two years of pandemic delays, Rage Against the Machine finally kicked off their feverishly anticipated reunion run, dubbed the “Public Service Announcement” tour. The trailblazing quartet, comprising vocalist Zack de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk, did so at East Troy, Wisconsin’s Alpine Valley Music Theatre, dropped classic, career-spanning bombtracks across a magnificent comeback set, their buddies in Run the Jewels opening the show.
Of course, the overjoyed fans lucky enough to be in the audience at the historic event had to capture the moment for posterity. Check out some of their videos and photos above and below, and see the full setlist, courtesy of setlist.fm.
Rage Against the Machine setlist:
“People of the Sun”
“Bulls on Parade”
“Bullet in the Head”
“Testify” (with “Revolver” intro)
“Tire Me” (First time live since 2008)
“Without a Face” (First time live since 2008)
“Know Your Enemy”
“Calm Like a Bomb”
“Sleep Now in the Fire”
“War Within a Breath” (First time live since 2008)
“The Ghost of Tom Joad” (Bruce Springsteen cover) (First time live since 2000)
“Freedom” (with “Township Rebellion” outro)
“Killing in the Name”