June 7, 2023

Tom Morello has heard these Rage For the Machine jokes, and isn’t laughing. In a brand new interview with Rolling Stone, the Rage Towards the Machine guitarist made a degree to make clear the vaccination coverage for the band’s current reunion tour, and likewise addressed the pricing of tickets.

“There’s a number of ridiculous individuals who disapprove of Rage’s political outlook, who weren’t on the exhibits, who… simply to be clear, no followers at any present within the historical past of Rage Towards the Machine have ever had a vaccination requirement to be within the room. Ever. Individuals say that and it’s simply silly,” Morello stated.

Rage Towards the Machine had been initially presupposed to tour in 2020, however pushed again their dates by two years as a result of pandemic. The band by no means declared its personal particular vaccination coverage, however once they initially rescheduled dates in 2022 a number of states did nonetheless have vaccine mandates in place. By the point they did hit the street, nevertheless, each state had lifted their vaccine necessities.

Morello additionally pushed again at criticism over the ticketing costs for the band’s tour. “I believe by this level, I believe all people is conversant in the terrible concept of dynamic ticket pricing. There was that huge uproar with Springsteen and this one and that one. Simply to reiterate, each ticket for the present was $125 except for about 5 to 10 % of tickets, which we did the dynamic ticket costs with, and gave away each cent,” Morello acknowledged.

“Each penny over $125 went to charities in these cities. In New York Metropolis, we raised over one million {dollars} for activist group charities. There was a complete of about six or seven million raised on that tour in what was mainly a Robin Hood tactic. I wished to say these issues out loud since there was a number of misinformation on this planet about these two issues.”

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