Giants are coming to San Diego -- music giants. Rage Against the Machine's new iteration as Prophets of Rage, which includes Public Enemy's Chuck D. and Cypress Hill's B-Real, will play Sleep Train Amphitheatre on Oct. 16, it was announced on Monday. In other news, Mumford & Sons will also be coming to the South Bay venue, for a show on Oct. 6. As if that weren't enough to make your ears and hearts throb, Alice in Chains will be breaking their surly bonds at Copley Symphony Hall on Oct. 2.
Earlier this year, Prophets of Rage created instant buzz when they announced their formation. Turns out the new Rage formation leaves out Zack de la Rocha (maybe he can start a project with former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge) and is described by guitarist Tom Morello “as an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bulls---.” Formed largely as a reaction to this year's election, the Prophets of Rage kick off their Make America Rage Again tour July 19 at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
For the less politically active and more romantically inclined, London’s folksters Mumford & Sons announced the Austin 5000 tour, which will take them around the Southwest in just eight days. The journey will end a year of international touring for their 2015 album “Wilder Mind” and their forthcoming album, “Johannesburg,” which will be released this month.
Starting this October thumping will be Seattle grungers Alice in Chains. While plagued by tragedy, drug use and break-ups (what band isn’t?), the group is rumored to be working on another album. They will kick off their summer tour supporting Guns n’ Roses before transition to a headlining spot July 6 in Portland.
Tickets for all three shows go on sale Friday, June 10, at 10 a.m. (noon for Prophets of Rage) on Ticketmaster. Get 'em quick and get 'em early.