POLITICS
09/06/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rage Against The Machine Playing Twin Cities During RNC

Days after Rage Against the Machine's Lollapalooza set threatened to become a riot, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune's website has reported [via Rolling Stone's Rock & Roll Daily] that the band will play Minneapolis' Target Center on September 3. Making this show more than just another tour date is the fact that it's happening during the Republican National Convention, which will take place in the Twin Cities from September 1-4:

So here's what we've got: a "revolutionary" band whose most recent show at a mostly peaceful music festival incited the crowd to violence, causing many injuries to concertgoers in the process, playing a show in the same city and at the same time as a huge event celebrating the political party most opposed to that band's message. (Not to mention the fact that the last time Rage played a party convention, things didn't go so well.)

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