PHOENIX — Could Rage Against The Machine be reuniting and planning to hit the road in 2020, with a potential stop in Phoenix?
The internet, an Instagram post, and two sources who spoke to both Forbes and Billboard say the answer is: yes. Billboard reports that the rock band is set to headline next year's Coachella music festival (Coachella hasn't announced anything yet nor have any concert promoters).
Rumors began swirling Friday morning after a now-verified Instagram account (it has the famous blue checkmark) with the band's name quietly published a photo, along with a caption seemingly of future concert dates. One source told Forbes that "the band's social media is accurate."
The caption listed five cities and five dates:
- El Paso, TX March 26, 2020
- Las Cruces, NM March 28, 2020
- Phoenix, AZ March 30, 2020
- Indio, CA April 10, 2020
- Indio, CA April 17, 2020
The dates listed in the Instagram post with Coachella's previously announced 2020 dates, which is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.
So far, no announcements have been made regarding the potential Phoenix stop nor where the band might play if indeed the schedule is true and accurate.
However, we did look at the online calendars for some of the major entertainment venues in the Phoenix area:
- Celina Dion performs at Gila River Arena on March 29, 2020, but there is no event listed for March 30
- There is no event currently listed for March 30 at Talking Stick Resort Arena
- State Farm Stadium does not have any events listed beyond March 15, 2020
- The earliest concert listed so far for Ak-Chin Pavilion is Journey on June 1, 2020.
Rage Against The Machine has not performed together since 2011. The band last played in Los Angeles, according to the Forbes article.