Hold onto your wallets people, because it looks like Rage Against the Machine is getting back together for some reunion gigs.
On Friday (Nov. 1), rumors started to circulate after a post on Instagram under the band’s moniker went viral. According to the post, the group would be playing a total of five shows in 2020; El Paso on March 26, Las Cruce on March 28, Phoenix on March 30, and Indio, California, on April 10 and April 17.
As it has been pointed put by many publications and fans, the Indio dates just so happen to coincide with Coachella 2020, meaning that they will headline both weekends of the event.
Forbes’ contributor Steve Baltin spoke with Rage Against the Machine associate Wayne Kamemoto who pretty much confirmed that the post and the tour dates were legitimate.
“The band’s social media is accurate,” Kamemoto reportedly told Baltin.
Similarity, Consequence of Sound also obtained confirmation from “industry sources” who said that the posts and dates are correct.
Now, we’ve gotten official confirmation from the band themselves.
Since this all started out as a rumor and took place on an unverified Rage Against the Machine Instagram account, fans were quick to accept this announcement with a grain of salt. It wouldn’t be the first time that a Rage Against the Machine reunion rumor had taken over the internet.
In an interesting and most likely related twist, Tom Morello posted the same exact image from the announcement on his official Instagram account earlier this week.
The five reunion shows will be the first time the group has performed together since their 2011 L.A. Rising Festival at the Los Angeles Coliseum.