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NEW YORK — In conjunction with the Iraq Veterans Against the War and Tent State University, Rage Against the Machine will play a free show Aug. 27 at the Denver Coliseum during the Democratic National Convention.
The performance is part of the Tent State Music Festival to End the War, and will also feature Flobots, the Coup, State Radio and Wayne Kramer.
Tickets will be given away for free by lottery. Fans can sign up by presenting a photo ID at Cuernavaca Park at the university’s campus starting Aug. 24 through Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The all-ages event is set to begin at 11 a.m.
Rage has also scheduled a performance for Sept. 3 in Minneapolis, during the same week the Republican National Convention is rolling into town. While the politically outspoken band hasn’t issued any overt statements about the show and the RNC, guitarist/activist Tom Morello has mentioned he intends to perform with Steve Earle at a union rally in the Twin Cities on Sept. 1.
Rage is performing at the Rock en Seine festival in France on Aug. 20 and at the Reading Festival and Leeds Festival in England on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, respectively.
As previously reported, Morello will be releasing a new effort, “The Fable City,” under the moniker the Nightwatchman on Sept. 30 via Epic.
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