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Rage Against the Machine played their first show together as a band in 11 years last night at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin. It was so bittersweet to think of what voice they could have brought to the live music scene over the past few years of chaos, and it was painful to see it postponed as long as it was due to the recent times. Based on what went down, it looks like this band is going to be back and bigger than ever over the next few years and bringing along the dynamic duo of Killer Mike and El-P (aka Run The Jewels) to warm up the crowd will set the right tone.

For those just scanning for the quick details, here’s what the setlist from the show looked like:

Rage Against the Machine @ Alpine Valley, East Troy WI 7.9.22

Intro, Bombtrack, People of the Sun, Bulls on Parade, Bullet in the Head, Testify, Tire Me, Wake Up, Guerrilla Radio, Without a Face, Know Your Enemy, Calm Like a Bomb, Sleep Now in the Fire, War Within a Breath, The Ghost of Tom Joad*, Freedom / Township Rebellion, Killing in the Name

* – Bruce Springsteen cover

You can download audio from the show here. Scroll down to see some videos from the show, and more are popping up on YouTube as I type this.


Rage Against the Machine: Bombtrack (July 2022; first show since 2011) - Alpine Valley, Wisconsin

Full Show:

Here were some of the cool posts that were dropped on social media: