ALMOST THE best news ever.
Irish fans of political rock band Rage Against The Machine are gearing up for a phenomenal show as the band have announced a return to Ireland for the first time in over 10 years.
There had been cautious optimism amongst fans recently after Rage came out of retirement with the announcement that they would be playing the iconic Coachella festival in the Colorado desert.
Now those hopes have been realised as the California four-piece announced a full world tour-- and Ireland is on the list.
As part of their 2020 reunion tour, Rage Against the Machine will be coming to Stradbally, County Laois, to headline the annual Electric Picnic festival, and to say fans are excited would be a bit of an understatement.
Rage Against The Machine and Run The Jewels? In Ireland? On the same night? pic.twitter.com/DLs2kR8vFz
— Seány Mc (described as Colin from Love Actually) (@SeanMcL2000) February 10, 2020
It will be the band's first time in Ireland in over ten years, having last played in June 2010 in Dublin's O2 Arena-- now called the 3Arena. That's how long it's been.
There was disappointment for other RATM fans, though, as despite the 7-months-in-advance warning, it will be next to impossible to get tickets. Electric Picnic 2020 sold out months ago, less than three hours after tickets went on sale, and without a single act having been announced.
@RATM Electric picnic in Ireland??
The feckin thing sold out a week after last year so. How are fans going to get to see yous if there are no tickets available & the people that have them love acts like Bruno Mars, Adele, Ed Sheeran etc.
— Denis (@46Flynn) February 11, 2020
Fingers crossed for a Dublin date.
To check out other dates on Rage Against the Machine's "Public Service Announcement" tour with Run The Jewels, you can visit the website here.