Is Rage Against The Machine Still Performing In El Paso This March?
The lineup for this year's Coachella Festival was announced yesterday and a noticeably absent name is making rock fans really nervous. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been happening annually under the desert skies since 1999. The festival is one of the most highly anticipated music events in the country that music fans look forward to every year. From the in-person event to the live stream, people enjoy musicians they know and love while discovering new artists they may not have heard of.
Unfortunately due to the pandemic, the three-day music festival hasn't been held since 2019 but finally, the event will be back for this year. The headliners for the 2020 festival had Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, and the reunion of Rage Against the Machine. The lineup for the 2022 concerts has been announced and all three acts are out. Frank Ocean is not available for the 2022 dates, per Rolling Stone, but is scheduled to headline the 2023 Coachella concert. Frank's headlining night now has Harry Styles performing. Travis Scott was removed as the Saturday headliner last month according to KESQ News. The Palm Springs news outlet spoke to the City of Indio and the Community Services Manager Jim Curtis who confirmed Scott would not be performing at the festival anymore. The music festival is held in the City of Indio, California at the Indian Wells Polo Grounds.
But the real headliner rock and metal fans are worried about is Rage Against The Machine. Coachella announced the rap-metal group would reunite to tour again after an 8-year hiatus and while their tour would start in March, they would head over to California to headline the closing day of the music festival.
Now, with their Coachella dates officially canceled, many fans are wondering what this means for the band's North American tour. The tour was initially supposed to open up right here in the Sun City in March 2020, but that date was postponed to June of 2021 due to the pandemic. After conditions due to the coronavirus pandemic didn't improve, the band yet again postponed the tour and the new tour dates for the area were announced.
Rage Against The Machine is supposed to perform in El Paso on March 31st and in Las Cruces on April 2nd. Fans haven't heard from the band yet if the cancellation at Coachella means the band will be canceling the rest of their tour as well. Fingers crossed this isn't the case.