We’ve been hanging for Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill supergroup Prophets of Rage to make their way to Australia, and it seems like 2018 will finally be our year, as the band reveal to Music Feeds that they’re planning to bring their rap/metal jams to our shores next year.
“Yeah, we’ve already talked about it,” guitarist Tom Morello tells the site. “We won’t be there in 2017, but we’re hoping to get everywhere in the world in 2018 and Australia’s really top of my list of places that this band hasn’t played.
“You know, really some of my favourite concerts that I’ve played have been in Australia. And honestly I love to visit there and it’s really beautiful too. So hopefully in 2018 we’ll be there.”
Prophets of Rage at an Aussie festival?
Morello is unsure right now whether the band would aim to hit up a festival and play a few sideshows, or stick to their own tour, but we know any festival in the country would be happy to have them on the bill.
“I love the festival vibe,” he adds. “We just got done playing a big European run of festivals and there were a lot of young people in the audience who may be there to see some of the other bands on the bill, who may not be familiar with Public Enemy songs, even Rage Against The Machine songs — and just destroying those audiences and seeing these 16 and 17-year-old kids just losing their fucking minds!
“It’s pretty awesome, I really like that. But, you know, I’m happy to play wherever.”
The band’s self-titled debut album is due out in two weeks’ time, and a big tour is sure to follow, with an Australian tour pretty much an inevitability considering Morello’s comments – it’s just a matter of when.
Last year the Prophets of Rage also teased a Rage Against the Machine reunion, hinting at the possibility that Zach De La Rocha may even appear live with Prophets of Rage, although we’d have to get pretty bloody lucky to see something like that go down in Australia.
For now, grab the debut Prophets Of Rage LP when it hits on Friday September 13, and check out their brutal clip for new single ‘Radical Eyes’ below, which follows the blistering ‘Unfuck The World’ and its Michael Moore-directed video clip.