Rage Against the Machine Edinburgh show announced as iconic band arrive in capital

Iconic rock band Rage Against the Machine will play their first Scottish gig in 14 years in Edinburgh.

They will be heading to the Connect Festival site at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Center Showgrounds this summer, playing alongside Run The Jewels, Nova Twins and The Last Internationale on Wednesday August 24.

Tickets on general sale should be available from 9am on Saturday 23 rd april via gigsinscotland.com.

The show’s organizers say of the hugely popular alternative rock band: “Since forming in the early 90s, Rage Against the Machine has educated masses of heavy music fans by injecting their cocktail of rap, hardcore punk, funk and metal with a sobering dose of fiercely polemical and politically charged urgency over the years.

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“Now the band are making their long-awaited return to Scotland to play Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Center Showgrounds in August.

“Crashing the mainstream in 1992 with ‘Killing in the Name’ – their sonic protest against police brutality and systemic racism – the band planted their flag on the stage with their triple-platinum, self-titled debut album which sparked controversy with its cover graphic of a protesting Buddhist monk who set himself on fire.”

Meanwhile, the supporting acts are also expected to draw crowds.

The Connect Festival team say, “What started as a one-off project quickly turned into Grammy-nominated hip-hop super duo Run The Jewels. Above hard-hitting beats and eerie production , the rapper and emcee duo ironically and comically exchange rhymes, tackling social issues, life and death, and a heavy dose of bragging.

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“Nova Twins dreamed up their band because they had no one like them to look up to. The London-based duo are polymath pioneers capturing the zeitgeist of a generation that opposes ideas from the worlds of punk, rap , pop and their sound is one that breaks genres to showcase the multiple facets of the duo.

“The Last Internationale, a band of which Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine once said, ‘The Last Internationale are one of my favorites in the next wave of rebel rockers. They are raw and real and mix East Village rock sensibilities with the firepower of the battleship Potemkin.””

To learn more and buy tickets, visit gigsinscotland.com.

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