Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Rage Against The Machine announce free date

Rage Against The Machine have announced the details of their free ''victory'' concert in London, a thank you for UK fans making them the Christmas number one in the UK.
Great deals on musical instruments

Rage Against The Machine have announced the details of their free "victory" concert in London.

The heavy metal group promised fans if they beat reality TV show winner Joe McElderry to the Christmas Number one slot in the UK last year - in response to a facebook campaign started by a fan - they would play a free concert for fans.

'The Rage Factor' concert date and venue have now been confirmed as June 6 at London's Finsbury Park. Tickets for the show will be allocated by ballot. Proceeds from the single, which was originally released in 1994, were donated to homeless charities.

Guitarist from the and Tom Morello said: "It's going to be the victory celebration to end all victory celebrations.

A historic grassroots rebellion made our song 'Killing in the Name' the number one Christmas single of 2009.

"The people of the UK toppled the X Factor giant, raised a great deal of money for homeless charities, and shocked the world. As a thank you to our UK fans and freedom fighters we promised to play a free show. Well... here we come... The celebration/party/revolution is ON (sic)."

The group scored the number one after campaign started by disgruntled fans Jon and Tracy Morter, who nominated the track after they didn't want to see the winner of TV show 'The X Factor' claim the Christmas number one spot, as they had in the previous four years.

The race to the top spot became one of the most hotly contested of the deacde, with Rage Against The Machine eventually outselling Joe's cover of Miley Cyrus song 'The Climb' by 50,000 downloads.

Posted on 13 Feb 2010 07:30 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.

14 Feb 2017 13:19
thumbnail

Suffering an undisclosed illness, Hetfield takes things slow until his return to Denmark in September where he will "do their best to make it up to everyone".

6 Feb 2017 15:27
thumbnail

The band return to the studio to "make a bunch of racket" in a prelude to writing material for their next project. Recently interviewed bassist Mike Inez gives the lowdown.

27 Jan 2017 16:06
thumbnail

Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician

30 Dec 2016 15:56
thumbnail

MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.

29 Dec 2016 13:11
thumbnail

The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.

28 Dec 2016 16:46

Recent Music News

thumbnail

In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC

24 Feb 2017 13:13
thumbnail

With a stunning finish and one of a kind tone, the Natal Cafe Racer shell packs are an exciting foundation for professional drummers of almost any genre.

23 Feb 2017 15:03
thumbnail

Old Blood Noise Endeavors EQ and Buffer, Headphone Amp and AB/Y Switcher have landed. Rugged and road ready, this trio promise get the most out of your guitar.

23 Feb 2017 12:46
thumbnail

The ROLI Loop BLOCK, Lightpad BLOCK and Live BLOCK are now available for purchase at Gear4music. A revelation in your creativity, make music wherever you are.

22 Feb 2017 12:10
thumbnail

Those who purchase a copy of Superior Drummer 2 are eligible for any SDX completely free. Additionally, Superior Drummer 2 Crossgrade is available heavily reduced.

21 Feb 2017 16:28
thumbnail

Gear4music are now stocking an extremely limited 5 piece Tama Star Bubinga Exotix 5 piece shell pack with an Australian Backwood Finish, Only one in stock!

21 Feb 2017 12:42